$10 Million allocated for new round of Empire State After School RFPs

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), in consultation with the New York State Education Department invites eligible school districts and not-for-profit community-based organizations to submit proposals for the establishment and/or expansion of quality after-school programs for the Empire State After-School Program (ESAP).

The total amount allocated for this RFP is $10 million; $2 million will initially be made available to qualifying applicants with programs located in school districts in high-need school districts in Nassau or Suffolk counties.

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Here are some highlights from the new RFP released on August 2, 2019 (Please note that RFPs can be amended. We will send updates on amendments accordingly):

To be considered for funding, the proposal MUST:

  • Serve an eligible school district listed
  • Agree to offer a gang-prevention program
  • Operate a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per week for at least 28 weeks per year

In addition, if the applicant is a not-for-profit community-based organization (CBO), the Partnership Agreement provided with the RFP MUST:

  • Be filled out in its entirety and signed by an authorized representative for the not-for-profit CBO and eligible school district, without changes to or addendums added
  • Be provided for EACH site the applicant proposes to serve

PLEASE NOTE: RFPs can be amended and we will keep you up-to-date on amendments accordingly.

Deadline for Proposals: Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 4:00 EST 

Terms of Contract: Three (3) years (Sep. 2019-Aug. 2022)

Maximum expense per child (student rate): $1,600

Administrative costs cap: 15 percent