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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 support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine information by funding community partners to lead outreach, engagement and navigation in the 33 Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity (TRIE) neighborhoods, which have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, systemic racism, and disinvestment.

Project Description

The purpose of this RFP is to develop and implement tailored, accessible, diverse, and culturally relevant messages and engagement for disproportionately impacted neighborhoods to increase vaccine awareness, health literacy, and confidence. The services to be provided encompass six distinct deliverables across the following areas: (1) tailored messaging, (2) community outreach and engagement, (3) navigation, and (4) evaluation. Applicants may propose any combination of the deliverables outlined in the RFP provided a minimum of three deliverables are selected, including evaluation.

Eligibility

Community and/or Faith-Based Organizations, with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, serving one or more of the City’s Taskforce neighborhoods are invited to apply. Membership organizations with members serving one or more of the 33 TRIE neighborhoods are also eligible. Organizations without 501(c)(3) status may apply through an organization serving as a fiscal sponsor provided that the fiscal sponsor organization can provide proof of 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

Preference will be given to organizations that are physically located in Taskforce neighborhoods, serve the Taskforce neighborhoods with the lowest vaccination rates, have a majority BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) staff and leadership, or have a majority of staff and leadership from the neighborhoods or parts of the communities served. In addition, funding has been reserved for C/FBOs and membership organizations engaged in supportive housing services.

Award Details

FPHNYC and DOHMH anticipate approximately $9 million in private and federal funding will be available to support up to 40 awards through this RFP. While award amounts will vary, the average award size is expected to be approximately $200,000.

Successful proposals will be funded for a six-month project period, with contracts expected to begin on a rolling basis between June 25, 2021 and July 15, 2021. Recipients are expected to be operational as soon as possible following contract execution.

RFP Timetable

Request for Proposals (RFP) ReleaseMay 11, 2021
Applicants’ Conference (Remote and Recorded)  May 19, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
Deadline for Written QuestionsMay 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
Q&A PostedMay 25, 2021
Application DeadlineJune 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
Expected Funding Notification*Week of June 14, 2021 and continuous
Expected Project Start Date*June 25, 2021 and continuous

*Funding notification and project 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.

Applicants’ Conference

A virtual information session will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for those interested in applying. While participation in the Applicants’ Conference is not mandatory, it is recommended that Applicants utilize this opportunity to ask any questions they may have related to this RFP. The webinar will also be recorded and posted on FPHNYC’s website within 24 hours.

Applicants’ Conference Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/cqJBaqNGkmao4qmd57gPTL-gFIkrDWD6e6PjNwSCLG8Nco1Ys1CkDPulh7ctCyH2.p6NXrtICL2-Yl8lE

Questions

Questions and requests for clarification about this RFP must be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] with a subject line of “Community Partner Vaccine Engagement.” All such questions and inquiries must be received on Wednesday, May 21, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Apply

Click here to apply. The deadline to apply is June 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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), to solicit proposals demonstrating capacity to create community-level changes in the Bronx, NY that reduce risk factors and promote protective factors to prevent alcohol and other drug use among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ+) and other youth.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this RFP is to select one community coalition demonstrating capacity to create community-level changes in the Bronx, NY that reduce risk factors and promote protective factors to prevent alcohol and other drug use among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ+) and other youth.

The selected contractor will be responsible for:

  • Implementing an Action Plan to Address a Risk Factor
  • Implementing an Action Plan to Address a Protective Factor
  • Conducting a Community Needs and Capacity Assessment

AWARD DETAILS

DOHMH will select and designate a sole contractor to provide all the services specified in the RFP. It is anticipated that all contract deliverables will be completed by June 2022.

All questions and requests for clarification about this RFP must be submitted via email to [email protected] with a subject line of “Activating Community Coalitions to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Use among LGBTQ+ and Other Youth In Bronx, New York” All questions must be received by June 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

APPLY

The deadline for submission is June 21, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EDT. Proposals must be submitted via email to [email protected] and include the title of the solicitation, “Activating Community Coalitions to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Use among LGBTQ+ and Other Youth In Bronx, New York”, in the subject line.