As the next step in Mayor Adams and the Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity's (TRIE) efforts to connect families in priority neighborhoods to the resources and supports they need, on August 8, 2022, the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) released its RFP to expand the Family Enrichment Center (FEC) model to 21 sites in the coming year. Over the next two years, FECs will be expanded to a total of 30 sites. ACS is seeking local community-based providers, with deep ties to their communities, to run the new sites.
FECs, which were launched in 2017, are warm, home-like, walk-in centers that are co-designed with community members, so individuals, families and children can connect with neighbors, volunteer their time, and access activities and resources they need to thrive. Community members who engage with an FEC can expect a stigma-free, voluntary, locally-managed resource in their community. The new centers will be located in the priority neighborhoods identified by the TRIE, based on their equity burdens and the impact of COVID-19.
For this RFP, the new sites will be located in the following communities:
The deadline to submit proposals is September 30, 2022.
You can find the RFP here. In order to respond to the RFP, organizations must be registered and prequalified in the City's Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort) system. PASSPort is the web-based system maintained by the City of New York to manage procurement -- the process by which the City secures good and services. Only organizations with an approved Prequalification Application will be eligible to propose to this RFP. In these two links, you will find information about registration and prequalification. Please be aware that prequalification can be a lengthy process, so interested applicants should begin the process immediately.