The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is releasing a concept paper to obtain feedback that will assist with the development of an upcoming request for proposals (RFP) for Literacy Programs which will serve middle school in public schools serving low-income neighborhoods, and adults that are English Language Learners, lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills and/or lack high school diplomas. The programs primary purposes are to provide contextualized literacy services to help participants and communities thrive. The program will improve a broad range of competencies related to literacy, such as basic language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), and support participants to meet their contextualized goals in areas including but not limited to parenting, workplace, health care and civic engagement.https://passport.cityofnewyork.us/page.aspx/en/rfp/request_browse_public. DYCD welcomes and encourages your feedback to assist with the development of the RFP no later than January 27, 2023.
Learn more about the Literacy Programs Concept Paper & downloadThe Concept Paper will be released on November 28, 2022 through the PASSPort Public Portal at
The FY 2023 forms are now available online. CBO providers must ensure that all budgets and budget modifications submitted by their agency are in compliance with New York City and DYCD rules and regulations.
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DYCD and other City agencies administer Discretionary contract funds. Discretionary funds are funds that non-profit, community-based social service providers use to meet the needs of local communities. The funds are allocated by the Members of the New York City Council.
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DYCD has updated its Language Access Plan, reflecting the agency’s commitment to ensuring that all New Yorkers can locate programs in their community. Staff from IT, Community Connect, Fiscal, ACCO, Community Development, PPIE and Executive Communications and Intergovernmental Affairs are contributing to these efforts. Please take a moment to read the plan and how you can help ensure we serve all New Yorkers. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Language Access Coordinator, Andrew Miller
Are you bored in the house and in the house bored? DYCD has got you covered with the SYEP Alternatives Enrichment Directory. The directory is updated through the summer and contains certification courses, work readiness training, career exploration and creative opportunities to keep NYC Youth fully engaged this summer. Learn more about SYEP Alternatives