Request for Proposals (RFP)

Expanding Opioid Overdose Prevention Program Capacity in New York City

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the Fund for Public Health in New York, on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to solicit proposals from NYS certified Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs (OOPPs) or organizations that meet the criteria to become NYS certified OOPPs to provide opioid overdose prevention education and naloxone distribution in New York City.

This RFP is intended to solicit responses from organizations not currently receiving funding for naloxone distribution. This RFP is not intended for syringe exchange programs.


RFP Document:


Question and Answer:


Basic Information

Application Release Date
Application Timeline RFP Posted: June 20, 2017

Application Deadline: July 18, 2017

Question Submission Deadline: June 26, 2017

Q&A Posted: June 29, 2017

Funding Term Funds awarded will be for: August 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. All deliverables to be completed by June 30, 2018.
Application Contact Zahra El Alami, Special Projects Associate
Anticipated Funding and

Payment Structure

The total anticipated funding amount is $375,000. Funding per program will range from 60,000-$75,000 for existing OOPPs. However, DOHMH and the FPHNY reserve the right to make additional awards and/or change the value of awards should additional funding become available. Payments will be based on the completion of deliverables.
Applicant Eligibility Syringe Exchange Programs are ineligible to apply for this RFP.


Organizations must adhere to the following requirements:

o   Located in New York City

o   Provide direct services to people who use drugs or are affected by drug use

o   Certified with New York State(NYS) as an OOPP, or meets criteria to become a NYS certified OOPP FY18

o   Conduct outreach or intend to conduct outreach to people who use drugs and their support networks



Required Documents —        Cover letter on organizational letterhead

—        A narrative proposal that responds to all questions posed in proposal instructions

—        Organizational chart describing how funds will be utilized to increase staff capacity

—        Complete budget template with narrative description of rationale for fund allocation


Questions Regarding this


Email: Zahra El Alami at [email protected]




RFP Information