Resources for Non-Profits

DYCD is only as strong as the community-based organizations it contracts with. We provide a variety of services designed to help agencies build capacity, establish sound financial practices, and take advantage of available resources:

Capacity Building and Professional Development

Helps DYCD funded CBOs operate efficiently and effectively.   Learn more

Discretionary Awards

DYCD is responsible for administering funds allocated by the New York City Council to community-based organizations through human services contracts. Any organization applying to the New York City Council to receive a discretionary award greater than $10,000 must complete a Prequalification Application.   Learn more

CBO Financial Services

Fiscal management tools for DYCD-funded CBOs.   Learn more

Contracting Opportunities - RFPs

Learn more about available funding sources.   Learn more

Transportation Program

Free Group Subway Certificates for eligible youth organizations.   Learn more

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) - for Non-Profits

SYEP worksite application for providers.   Learn more

Equal Opportunity - Workforce Investment Act

Unit responsible for ensuring that each WIA grant applicant carries out the Methods of Administration under the Workforce Investment Act.   Learn more

Family Development Training and Credentialing (FDC)

Provides frontline workers with the skills and competencies needed to work more effectively with families and individuals.   Learn more


Social Media Policy for DYCD Providers
Social Media policy guide for DYCD providers.

Do's and Don'ts Guidelines for Young People
Social Media guidelines for Young People.

Department of Youth and Community Development Service Guide (in PDF)
A brief overview of our agency and the services we offer.

Cultivating Curiosity Resource Guide 2015 (in PDF)
A guide for afterschool providers.

Guidelines for Creating a Welcoming Environment 
A guide for DYCD Contractors.

NYC DYCD Case Management Toolkit 
A Toolkit designed as a resource to help programs that offer case management services implement the new DYCD Case Management Standards.

The New York City Youth Guide to Summer Fun
The guide is a broad citywide calendar of family-oriented events and resources published annually by DYCD.

Afterschool Pathfinder 
Pathfinder is a free user-friendly website that connects afterschool workers to job, training and career opportunities in New York City.  The site is operated by The Afterschool School Corporation (TASC) and was developed with support from DYCD and the Wallace Foundation.  It is a valuable resource for afterschool related job opportunities.

Summer Activities Safety Guide
A guide for program staff regarding summer safety tips.

Incident Report Form
DYCD-funded Providers must report Incidents to DYCD according to the following:

  • 24-Hour Notice: Providers must notify DYCD of an Incident within 24 hours by telephone or e-mail. (Submitting a completed Incident Report Form with 24 hours would satisfy this requirement.)
  • 3-Day Report: Providers must submit a completed DYCD Incident Report Form by e-mail within three days of an Incident to both of the following: