Request for Proposals (RFP)

Re-Release of Request for Proposals For Harlem-Based Nonprofit Entities Only: Be A Buddy- A Community-Based Climate Health Resiliency Pilot Project


The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) seek to strengthen the capacity of New York City residents, communities, and the organizations that serve them to withstand extreme weather emergencies. Be a Buddy NYC, a community-led preparedness model that promotes social cohesion, aims to increase community resilience and reduce vulnerabilities to extreme weather. The initiative is a two-year pilot located in heat-vulnerable communities in the South Bronx, Upper Manhattan, and Central Brooklyn.


FPHNY and DOHMHM is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to qualified community- or faith-based organizations or service agencies located in parts of Upper Manhattan (CD 9,10 or 11). The recipient, supported by FPHNY, NYC DOHMH, and the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR), will create a system to build community resilience and improve recovery from extreme heat, coastal storms, power outages, and other weather emergencies for vulnerable members of your community.


Interested organizations must complete the RFP application, including all required documents, by Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. A list of required documents can be found in the RFP document (link below).




Please find the RFP Document, Application, and Budget Template Guidance here: 


Please find the Q&A Document here:

Note: There is no inquiry period for this RFP. Please reference the Q&A for the Be A Buddy Request for Proposals above.


RFP Timeline:

March 15, 2018: RFP is re-released

March 30, 2018: RFP with all required documents due by 11:59PM to [email protected].

May 15, 2018: Tentative contract start date