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FPHNYC extends opportunities to external partners to support the mission of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. On behalf of the Health Department, FPHNYC is responsible for issuing competitive solicitations by releasing the announcement and coordinating the application process while the Health Department remains as the content experts. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC), on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (NYC DOHMH) Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness to reduce COVID-19 racial/ethnic disparities by growing public health capacity in partnership with community-based organizations (CBOs) in the most disinvested neighborhoods across New York City. This is a NYC Public Health Corps (PHC) initiative.

CDC PHC Covid Disparities REVISED RFP Addendum 9.22.21

RFP Application Guide 9.22.21 (PDF)

RFP Application Guide 9.22.21_Word Version

PHC CDH Addendum #3

CDC PHC COVID Disparities Addendum #2

RFP Q&A

Apply

Click here to apply. The deadline to apply is October 4, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Project Description

The purpose of this RFP is to identify community-based organizations (CBOs) within target neighborhoods who can launch an organized model for reducing COVID-19 disparities by reducing risk for COVID-19 infection, building social cohesion, and addressing upstream social needs and racial inequities via strong relationships with institutions and trusted messengers in the neighborhood. Funding aims to expand the engagement of Community Health Worker workforce to leverage their deep community roots, institutional relationships, and neighborhood expertise to launch COVID-19 recovery, build community resilience, catalyze systems change and increase preparedness for future emergencies. DOHMH will support awardees with technical assistance in a variety of topics to strengthen their capacity to sustain the model post-award.

Eligibility

Community and/or Faith-Based Organizations serving and having a physical location in one of the City’s United Hospital Fund Neighborhoods are invited to apply. Coalitions with up to three members are also eligible to apply as long as each coalition member also serves and has a physical location in one of the City’s United Hospital Fund Neighborhoods.

RFP Timetable

Request for Proposals (RFP) ReleaseAugust 24, 2021
Applicants’ Conference (Remote and Recorded)                        August 31, 2021 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT
Budget Information SessionSeptember 2, 2021 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. EDT
Deadline for Written QuestionsSeptember 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
Q&A PostedSeptember 13, 2021
Application DeadlineOctober 4, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
Expected Funding Notification*October 15, 2021
Expected Contract Start Date*November 15, 2021 or January 1, 2022 depending on type of applicant

*Funding notification and contract start dates are target dates only. FPHNYC may amend the schedule as needed.  

Applicants are encouraged to check the webpage frequently to stay informed throughout the procurement process.

Applicant’s Conference Recording

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/-ir7cGJ5U5okX-ICPYxfdfbuT8oH1VX5AgcHy0I84oxpYs-lt0YNWnAU0FZE7ZV4R_2e85TqEuiDzG5K._iqaLQ7RHwnv7VXI?autoplay=true

Please note that the recording contains the first portion of the webinar, which includes an overview of the project, the project deliverables and the RFP process. Questions answered during the webinar will be posted separately in a Q&A document to ensure the responses are clear, comprehensive, and easily accessible. Questions not addressed during the webinar will be included in the Q&A to be posted September 10, 2021.

Budget Information Session

A virtual budget information session will be held on September 2, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to review budget instructions in detail and answer any questions applicants have about completing their budget proposal. Please register using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VdXeeKxjRqWw2FdlFPB7ig

Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/jKFc7qHxHBNXhJld0hbn_EFaHcSNvgOMn1oDQ2AsqTxWZ-uNJxG5XjWATN6rSgeN.CZPhPAO1Qvd715Fh?startTime=1630598518000

Questions

Questions and requests for clarification about this RFP must be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] with a subject line of “Public Health Corps COVID-19 Disparities Initiative.” All such questions and inquiries must be received on Friday, September 3, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EDT. The Q&A will be posted at: https://www.fphnyc.org/get-involved/rfps/.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC), on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness to increase vaccine consent in DHS shelters.

Project Description

The New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), acting through the Fund for PuThe New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), acting through the Fund for Public Health NYC (FPHNY), seeks qualified organizations to offer education against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation to residents and staff at DHS congregate facilities (shelters and Safe Havens primarily), to improve vaccine confidence. Services will be provided where DHS offers COVID-19 testing and vaccination. Other health education such as flu, health screenings, and chronic disease awareness may also be included.

RFP Timetable

Request for Proposals (RFP) ReleaseOctober 25th
Submission of Questions                            October 29th
Application DeadlineNovember 5th  
Expected Funding Notification*November 11th
Expected Project Start Date**  November 29th  

Eligibility

Interested and qualified applicants that can demonstrate their ability to successfully provide the services outlined in Section II, Scope of Services, of this RFP are invited to submit a proposal, provided they meet the following minimum requirements:
• CBOs with contracts with DHS, >10 years homelessness service experience, client/public education experience, experience successfully serving persons with mental illness, incarceration history, substance use and/or older clients with multiple chronic conditions.
• Applicants must be a Community Organization (CBO) with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
• Applicants must be able to work in shelters located in Queens, and Brooklyn.

Available Funding

Funding in the amount of $558,000 over 7 months will be made available to a healthcare organization that has demonstrated the ability to implement activities that can offer education against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation to residents and staff at DHS congregate facilities (shelters and Safe Havens primarily), to improve vaccine confidence. We are seeking organizations that can work in shelters located in Queens and Brooklyn.

RFP Inquiries, Written Questions and Answers

Questions and requests for clarification about this RFP must be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] with a subject line of “COVID Vaccine Confidence Educators”. All such questions and inquiries must be received by October 29th. Any questions received after the deadline may not be answered.

Apply

Click here to apply. Completed applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT. All applications must be submitted by November 5th.

RFP COVID Vaccine Educators

The purpose of the Surveillance 2.0 RFP is to select a vendor to provide a data processing tool and implementation services aimed at enhancing the Division of Disease Control’s surveillance ecosystem to accommodate current and emerging data processing needs. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is looking for a tool that can classify, match, standardize and route data from a variety of sources in preparation for import into production disease surveillance registries. Additionally, the selected vendor will evaluate our current workflows for opportunities to reorganize and streamline processes where necessary.

The selected contractor will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing current surveillance data processing and validating program requirements
  • Developing a plan to replace the current surveillance infrastructure with a new tool and proceeding with the implementation
  • Migrating data and user accounts to the new system
  • Performance testing and UAT
  • Developing training materials for agency surveillance and IT staff
  • Future support and maintenance

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC), on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (NYC DOHMH) Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness to drive equitable pandemic recovery in identified NYCHA neighborhoods that have experienced longstanding health disparities and more recently, low vaccination rates. The program will fund Community or Faith-Based Organizations to build up and utilize a workforce of community health workers (CHW) to engage with identified NYCHA neighborhoods in COVID-19 recovery. The CHWs will focus on increasing COVID-19 vaccination, addressing social and health factors that increase risk of severe COVID-19 illness, and leading community wellness programs and capacity building.  DOHMH will support awardees with technical assistance in a variety of topics to strengthen their capacity in the identified NYCHA communities.

Project Description 

The services to be provided under this RFP include hiring 10 full-time equivalent CHWs and 2 full-time equivalent CHW supervisors, conducting group wellness activities and wellness check-ins with individuals, providing vaccine navigation services, engaging NYCHA stakeholders, conducting community conversations to support vaccine confidence, and participating in DOHMH-led evaluation activities. Services are to be provided in the following priority NYCHA neighborhoods: Northeast Bronx, Coney Island and Gravesend, Brooklyn; Canarsie and Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn; South Jamaica and Far Rockaway, Queens; and all of Staten Island. 

Eligibility 

Community- and faith-based organizations that have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status (or a fiscal sponsor), a site in New York City, and provide services within the five boroughs are eligible to apply. Awardees may also be accepted if working jointly with other organizations or as part of coalitions. Organizations that have existing programs and services in the neighborhoods and/or serve(d) NYCHA or public housing are strongly encouraged to apply.

Award Details 

FPHNYC and DOHMH anticipate approximately $14 million in federal funding will be available to support up to 5 awards for 2 1/2 years through this RFP.  While award amounts will vary, the average award size is expected to be approximately $2.8 million. 

Successful proposals will be funded for a six-month project period, with contracts expected to begin on a rolling basis in January 2022. Pending funding availability, need, and awardee performance, contracts may be renewed for an additional two years. Recipients are expected to be operational as soon as possible following contract execution. 

RFP Timetable

Request for Proposals (RFP) Release  October 25, 2021
Deadline for Written Questions  November 1, 2021
Q&A Posted  November 8, 2021
Application Deadline  November 22, 2021
Expected Funding Notification*  December 7, 2021 
Expected Project Start Date*  January 11, 2022 

 *Subject to change based on amount if applications

Apply

Click here to apply. The deadline to apply is November 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC), on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (NYC DOHMH) Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment to support an expansion of services by an organization that is currently providing harm reduction including syringe services in the Bronx specifically to extend these services into the North Bronx. FPHNY is accepting proposals from organizations in New York City that are currently providing harm reduction services in the Bronx, such as sterile syringe access programming, and/or healthcare to people who use drugs (PWUD). 

Project Description

The purpose of this RFP is to increase mobile-based harm reduction outreach, including sterile syringe access programming, for PWUD in the North Bronx, a currently underserved and high need area. A related goal of this RFP is to use the expansion of mobile harm reduction services as a means to provide resources not only to populations underserved, but also to populations that disproportionality incur multiple and interacting health and social consequences of this resource marginalization. This RFP seeks to fund an eligible organization to purchase a newly acquired (new or gently used) mobile vehicle capable of providing harm reduction services, including the distribution of safer drug use supplies, wound care services, and to conduct outreach and engagement to communities of PWUD in the North Bronx, particularly the high need UHF neighborhoods of Highbridge-Morrisania and Fordham-Bronx Park.

Eligibility

Organizations that are currently:

•Providing harm reduction including syringe services and/or healthcare in the Bronx to PWUD

•Conducting outreach to PWUD

•Have demonstrated experience in delivering services in a mobile capacity

See the RFP document for full description of applicant eligibility and additional information. Bidder’s Call to be held here on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 3:00-4:00pm EST.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC), who on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is currently accepting proposals from organizations in New York City (NYC) that wish to expand their existing capacity to provide fentanyl awareness education and fentanyl test strip distribution in the community. FPHNY serves as the fiscal agent for DOHMH. 

Currently, DOHMH supports drug checking by funding syringe service programs (SSPs) to purchase BTNX fentanyl test strips. Additionally, DOHMH’s Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment (BADUPCT) directly distributes fentanyl test strips to community members through the Relay initiative and RAR team. This RFP is not intended for syringe service programs (SSPs). NYC SSPs can use their Harm Reduction Services funding to purchase fentanyl test strips. This RFP is intended to solicit responses from organizations not currently receiving funding for fentanyl test strip distribution.

Project Description

This RFP builds on the Enhanced Community Engagement initiative (ECE) model and current fentanyl test strip distribution efforts by funding community-based programs to conduct outreach and education with local residents who use a range of non-opioid drugs, including cocaine or crack, methamphetamine, ketamine, and pressed pills from non-medical sources. The goal of this RFP is to increase awareness of fentanyl in the illicit drug supply and provide fentanyl test strips and overdose prevention training to community members who use drugs. This RFP also aims to engage people who use drugs who are not connected to syringe service programs. The activities resulting from this RFP will provide an additional harm reduction tool to address the presence of fentanyl in the drug supply and to mitigate the burden of overdose deaths in communities that have been most impacted by overdose in New York City – namely communities of color.

Eligibility

Organizations that:

  • Are located in New York City
  • Are not Syringe Service Programs (SSPs)
  • Have peer services or conduct outreach to people who use drugs
  • Are affiliated with an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (OOPP), registered as or plan to register themselves as an OOPP with the New York State Department of Health within one month of receiving the award.

Priority will be given to organizations that serve neighborhoods that have been disproportionately impacted by overdose. These neighborhoods include Hunts Point-Mott Haven, Highbridge-Morrisania, Crotona-Tremont, Fordham-Bronx Park and East Harlem.