Request for Proposals (RFP)

Mural Arts Project Community Based Organizations Request for Expression of Interest

The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is seeking expressions of interest from community-based mental health organizations to become partners in its mural arts initiative. The aim of the project is to use art in the form of murals as a communication tool for raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and to get the broad community where the mural will be placed engaged in resiliency building and social cohesion, particularly around mental health.


FPHNY anticipates selecting five (5) community-based mental health organizations and five (5) muralists (a separate Request for Proposal for muralists is expected in May 2017) to work closely with mental health consumers and the community over a period of nine months to create and install five (5) mental health-themed murals installed in neighborhoods facing significant mental health disparities, health or substance use disparities and/or high rate of poverty and social challenges. Each NYC Mural Arts partnership will last from October 2017 through June 2018. This RFEI is soliciting for up to five (5) community-based mental health organizations.


A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held at the following location on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 1:00pm – 2:20pm EST:

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

42-09 28th St, Conference Room 5-13

Long Island City, NY 11101

(Photo I.D. is required to enter building)

To participate in the Pre-Proposal Conference via Webinar, please email Melissa Stewart ([email protected]). The webinar link and instructions on how to join the Pre-Proposal Webinar will be sent via email.

Attendance at the Pre-Proposal Conference and Webinar is not mandatory; however, those organizations interested in submitting a proposal are strongly urged to attend.


RFEI Document Link here:


Pre-Proposal Conference Documents:


Important Dates:

Pre-conference and webinar: Monday, March 20, 2017 from 1:00pm – 2:20pm EST

Submission of RFEI due to Melissa Stewart ([email protected]): Monday, April 17, 2017 by 11:59pm EST

Proposals review process, site visits and interviews: Tuesday, April 18 – Monday, May 15, 2017

Notice of selected CBOs: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Selected CBOs enter into agreement process: July 2017

Staff training sessions: September 2017