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The ACS Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OPPP)

ACS Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OPPP)

The ACS Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OPPP) serves as Children’s Services primary liaison with the philanthropic community and develops and strengthens partnerships with key leaders in the business, government and nonprofit sectors. The OPPP coordinates the development and submission of comprehensive proposals to support the agency’s priorities related to improving and reforming child welfare, early care and education, and juvenile justice. The OPPP manages grant reporting requirements, administers consultant agreements and payment requests, tracks performance and spending targets, and assists divisions with grant implementation issues. The OPPP also responds to requests for letters of support and inquiries from organizations seeking to partner with ACS on federal and state RFPs, as well as other funding opportunities. The Office also oversees the distribution of in-kind donations to ACS divisions and partner agencies 

The ACS Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OPPP) is excited to share video clips highlighting two projects being privately funded.

Family Child Care Training Initiative

In this video, the Family Child Care Training Initiative brings the Creative Curriculum to home-based providers. Supported by the Edith Glick Shoolman Foundation, Executive Director Debbie Breznay extols the positives of funding a program of a government agency and her impressions of the trainings. Anna York, Executive Director of the MARC Academy and Family Center in the South Bronx praises the positive impact the grant will have on ACS’ efforts to strengthen the capacity and knowledge of its direct care early education providers.

Length: 5 mins.

Youth Communication’s Real Stories Curriculum

This video focuses on a project funded by The Florence Burden and Viola W. Bernard Foundations and M&T Bank to train Juvenile Counselors at ACS’ secure detention facilities to work with residents using Youth Communication’s Real Stories curriculum. Keith Hefner, Executive Director of Youth Communication explains the origin of the program and how Real Stories encourages young people to be reflective in a group setting and in writing. Yaa Adjei, a Juvenile Counselor at the Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center shares her excitement on staff acquiring a new set of skills in working with youth and the opportunity for the young people to discuss materials that speak to them is a powerful, direct way.

Length: 6 mins.

Partnership Requests

 Snapshot of Success

Snapshot of Success

ACS receives numerous requests from external organizations seeking to partner with ACS on federal and state Requests for Proposals (RFPs), as well as other funding opportunities. It is essential that this process be handled in a transparent, timely and efficient manner. If your organization is interested in partnering with ACS on a funding opportunity (federal and state only), contact the ACS Office of Public-Private Partnerships to request partnership guidelines.

The guidelines request information including a summary related to the project; information about the applicant organization’s qualifications and experience; how the organization will structure its work, etc. The guidelines also provide crucial information about timelines and deadlines that need to be adhered to.

Letters of Support

Requests for Letters of Support and the associated documentation should be submitted to Children’s Services no later than two (2) weeks prior to the date that the Letter of Support is required to provide sufficient time to process the request.

Please be advised that requesting a letter of support does not guarantee that one will be issued. Each letter of support request will be considered on an individual basis.

Guidelines to request Letters of Support

For all inquiries, contact the Office of Public-Private Partnerships by e-mail: or call 212-341-2958.