Contracting Opportunities

Concept Papers

DYCD is proud to release the following concept papers. Please see below for further details.

Literacy Programs Concept Paper

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.The Concept Paper will be released on November 28, 2022 through the PASSPort Public Portal at  DYCD welcomes and encourages your feedback to assist with the development of the RFP no later than January 27, 2023.

To respond to this forthcoming RFP and all other Human/Client Services RFPs, organizations must have an account and an approved HHS Prequalification application in PASSPort. Proposals and Prequalification applications will ONLY be accepted through PASSPort. If you do not have a PASSPort account or an approved PASSPort HHS Prequalification Application, please visit  to get started.Questions regarding PASSPort can be submitted through MOCS support desk at MOCS Support.