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Contracts for Services to New York Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Faith-Based Organizations for Youth Summer Employment in Eligible Locations

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

GrantWatch ID# 187783
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York: Rochester

Important Dates
Conference Date: 01/11/23
Deadline: 01/31/23 11:59 PM

Grant Description
Contracts for services to New York nonprofit, for-profit, and faith-based organizations to provide eligible youth with summer employment in eligible locations. Contracts are intended to provide structured summer employment to youth ages 14-15. Through the program, youth will be employed for 20 hours per week during the six-week period. Eligible applicants are located in Rochester.

Attention must be given to developing work experiences that mirror true-to-life job activities with a youth-driven and strengths-based employment focus. Employers are encouraged to partner with local businesses to provide structured work experiences. Partnerships should include a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) or a Letter of Intent to detail the working relationship. Specific job tasks must be consistent with the New York State minimum-age standards for employed youth under the age of 18.

Qualified work experiences must all integrate financial literacy and sexual harassment training. Employers selected for funding will receive standardized financial literacy training for implementation. 


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
This RFP seeks to identify local for-profit, not-for-profit, and faith-based organizations capable of providing a six-week summer work experience for youth ages 14-15.

Proposals that are program based only will be given secondary consideration based on federal guidelines.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Optional Bidders Conferences:

Wednesday, November 30, 2022: 11 a.m.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023: 1 p.m.

Pre-Application Information
- RFP Release: November 21, 2022
- Optional bidder's conference: November 30, 2022, or January 11, 2023
- Proposals due: Tuesday, January 31, 2023, no later than 11:59 p.m.
- New York State Governor & Legislature Approval of agreement with Consultant *if funded by Rochester Works!: March 20, 2023
- Consultant Selection and Award Notification: April 2023
- Mandatory Provider Fair: May 2023
- Agreement Start Date: June 19, 2023

Approved programs will be required to participate in the mandatory Provider Fair May 2023

Payments are made on a reimbursement basis and advance payments to employers will not be allowable.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
The total project budget must not exceed $2,710 per youth. Indirect Costs must not exceed 10% of the total employment budget. The wage calculation will be based on the youth employee receiving minimum wage ($14.20) with all required deductions.

Term of Contract
Program Dates: July 10 – August 18, 2023

Contact Information
Submit applications to

Questions may be forwarded prior to the conference to the email address above.

100 College Ave, Suite 200
Rochester, N.Y. 14607
(585) 258-3500

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