Concept Papers


DYCD is proud to release the following two concept papers for the Comprehensive Services for Immigrant Families and Fatherhood Initiative.  DYCD encourages you to provide feedback and input as this will assist with the forthcoming RFP, which DYCD anticipates releasing this fall.  DYCD invites comments and suggestions and ask that they be submitted by August 5, 2016. Please see below for further details.

Fatherhood Initiative
The goals of the Fatherhood Initiative are to:

  • Improve fathers’ relationships with their children
  • Increase fathers’ financial and material support for their children.

Through the RFP, DYCD will seek appropriately qualified organizations to operate Fatherhood Initiative in New York City.

Responses to this concept paper should be emailed to conceptpaper@dycd.nyc.gov no later than August 5, 2016.  Enter “Fatherhood Concept Paper” in the subject line.

Download Fatherhood Concept Paper



Comprehensive Services for Immigrant Families
The goals of the Comprehensive Services to Immigrant Families programs are to:

  • Identify the complex and multiple needs of newly-arrived immigrant families with limited English proficiency (LEP), and, in collaboration with a network of community-based providers, ensure they gain access to relevant services that will help them prosper and become self-sufficient
  • Help each enrolled family build self-advocacy skills and gain the knowledge to enable them to address specific challenges and navigate key systems that impact their lives (for example, the education, healthcare, housing, benefits, tax, workplace, and legal and immigration systems).

Through the RFP, DYCD will look to award contracts to qualified, nonprofit organizations to deliver comprehensive services for immigrant families living in low-income neighborhoods.

Please email comments no later than August 5, 2016 to conceptpaper@dycd.nyc.gov indicating “Immigrant Family Services” in the subject line.

Download Immigrant Family Services Concept Paper


Former Concept Papers:

Papers in 2015
Papers in 2014
Papers in 2013