Request for Proposals

C2C: BRY aims to improve community-based organization (CBO) capacity to work with youth (ages 13-21 years) who reside in Task Force for Racial Inclusion and Equity (TRIE) neighborhoods, to augment their mental health and wellness. Potential applicants should carefully read the full RFP to better understand program deliverables, staffing requirements, organizational commitment, and application requirements. Please feel free to share this opportunity with your networks. Any questions about this opportunity should be directed to the Public Health Solutions Portal.

This RFP and additional information can be found here.

Key dates

Pre-Proposal Conference Webinar is highly recommended and will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 2at 3pm ET. Advance registration is required. Register here.

Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted via the PHS Procurement Portal by March 7 at 12pm ET.

Applicants should submit a Notice of Intent to Apply by Thursday, April 7.

Proposals must be submitted by Thursday, April 14 through the PHS system.

Context

The psychological and behavioral health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been complex and have had a particularly powerful impact on youth mental health in New York City communities. TRIE neighborhoods, identified for the disproportionate impact of COVID-19, have been designated for increased support and resources. The program described in the RFP, Connections to Care: Building Resilience in Youth (C2C: BRY), aims to improve community-based organization capacity to work with youth (ages 13-21 years) who reside in TRIE neighborhoods, to augment their mental health and wellness.

Program Goals

C2C: BRY seeks to:

Expand mental health knowledge, skills, and strategies among CBO staff in TRIE neighborhoods.

Develop a strong partnership between CBOs and select Mental Health Providers (MHPs) to refer youth for mental health and related services, when appropriate.

Improve mental health outcomes for participating youth.

Strengthen community coordination of services and resources through community engagement and partnerships with local CBOs and community leaders.

Eligibility, Requirements, and Funding

The RFP is open to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based organization that currently serves the 13–21-year age group in at least one (1) of the TRIE neighborhoods and has identified at least one (1) Mental Health Provider partner.

Applicants should serve youth aged 13 to 21 who are residents of one or more TRIE neighborhoods as listed in Appendix A of the RFP.

Applicants must have a physical program site in a TRIE neighborhood where program activities will be focused and/or a record of serving in the proposed TRIE neighborhood(s).

Applicants will demonstrate significant experience in the community with a successful record of service provision to young people.

Strong capacity to effectively partner with other organizations

Awards and Funding

Awards are expected to be announced in May 2022, with a contract start date of July 1, 2022.

Funding is for 3 years with the possible extension of funding for years 4 and 5.

Funded organizations will also participate in technical assistance and training from the Center for Innovation in Mental Health (CIMH) at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health and Health Policy, and the Academy for Community Behavioral Health in the CUNY School of Professional Studies.

While this summary provides an introductory overview of the project applicants should carefully read the full Request for Proposals (RFP) to better understand program deliverables, staffing requirements, organizational commitment, and application requirements. Any questions about this opportunity should be directed to the Public Health Solutions Portal.

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