Current Request for Proposals

DYCD contracts with various nonprofit, community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide services and activities for youth and low-income populations.

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Ladders for Leaders Request for Proposals

DYCD is proud to release the Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEP) Ladders for Leaders Request for Proposal (RFP) through the HHS Accelerator system to those organizations prequalified in the relevant service areas. Likewise, proposals must be submitted through the HHS Accelerator system in the manner set forth in the “Procurement” section of the system by those same pre-qualified organizations.  Go to to learn more and to apply.

In this RFP, DYCD is seeking appropriately qualified organizations to administer the Ladders for Leaders (paid internships) service option of SYEP.   Participants will be aged 16-22 and must be in high school or college and have prior work experience, either paid or volunteer.  Contractors will provide intensive work readiness training to program youth before sending them on interviews with employers.

It is anticipated that the contract term will be from January 4, 2016 to January 3, 2019 with options to renew for three additional years. 

Please note the pre-proposal conference for this RFP is scheduled for August 19, 2015 at 2:00pm at 2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor Auditorium, New York, NY 10007.  

**Due date of this RFP is Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 2:00pm in the HHS Accelerator system**

Questions regarding this RFP should be emailed to indicating “Ladders for Leaders” in the subject line.

Former Requests for Proposals/Bids:

Proposals/Bids in 2015
Proposals/Bids in 2014
Proposals/Bids in 2013
Proposals/Bids in 2012
Proposals/Bids in 2011
Proposals/Bids in 2010
Proposals/Bids in 2009
Proposals/Bids in 2008
Proposals/Bids in 2007