Request for Proposals (RFP) – Activating Community Coalitions to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Use among LGBTQ+ and Other Youth in New York City
The purpose of this RFP is to select community coalitions demonstrating capacity to create community-level changes 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. This RFP will enable the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), using the Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) as the fiscal agent, to provide financial and technical support to seven coalitions from the cohort that participated in Building Community Capacity to Prevent Substance Misuse among LGBTQ and Other Youth in NYC. The purpose of this initiative is to prevent or delay substance use initiation among LGBTQ+ and other youth (primary prevention). Further, the public health model for this funding opportunity focuses on environmental prevention strategies such as changing policies or community conditions to reduce risk factors and promote protective factors. Therefore, proposals should focus on community level changes to the environment that may prevent or delay substance use initiation among LGBTQ+ and other youth.
Funding to support this work is from DOHMH to FPHNY via the Negotiated Acquisition contract.