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Grant Opportunity ID
Office of Children & Family Services
Grant Opportunity
RFP# 2018-16 Advantage After School Program AMENDED 5/15/2019 AND 5/31/2019
Contact Name
Theodore Chmielewski
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
PLEASE NOTE: This RFP has been amended on 5/15/2019 and 5/31/2019 and the Questions and Answers (Q&A) have been released on 5/31/2019. Please see the amended RFP and Q&A documents for additional information and submission requirements.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The deadline for submission of proposals has been extended to 6/18/2019 by 4:00 PM Eastern Time.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) invites not-for profit, community-based organizations to submit proposals for the development of quality after school programs based on the Advantage After School Program (AASP). AASPs, in partnership with local schools, offer a broad range of educational, recreational, cultural, and age-appropriate activities in a safe environment; they integrate what happens in the school day with less formal learning experiences, and encourage the active participation of children, youth and families in the design and delivery of program activities.

Children who participate in quality after-school programs have higher school attendance and academic achievement, and are less likely to be involved in risky behaviors during after-school hours. Youth who do not participate in after-school activities are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol, use drugs, and participate in premature sexual activity. Research shows that most of the crime committed by or against youth occurs between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Studies have found that children who attend quality after school programs have better relationships with other students involved in the programs, less behavioral and emotional problems, better grades and fewer absences from school than their peers who are unsupervised after school. AASP was created to help provide New York State’s children with educational, interesting and fun activities to fill the vital three-hour gap directly after school.

In this Request for Proposals (RFP), OCFS has been allocated $33 million in Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds to develop, extend and/or expand AASPs. These grant funds shall be used to supplement, and not supplant, current local expenditures of federal, state or local funds on after-school programs and the number of students served in such programs from such sources.

Please see the RFP document for additional information and requirements.
Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
June 18, 2019 / 04:00 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
None available
Anticipated Award DateFriday, July 12, 2019
Anticipated Initial Contract Length5 Years
Total Funding Available$33,000,000.00
Anticipated Amount of Award(s)$80,000 to $280,000
NarrativeOCFS anticipates approximately $33 million per year will be available. Contracts will range between $80,000 and $280,000 per year.
Letter of IntentNot Required
Letter of Intent Due
Questions Due DateThursday, May 16, 2019
Questions and Answers NarrativeAll communications to report errors or omissions in the procurement process or to ask questions or to request clarification of this RFP should cite the particular RFP section and paragraph number and must be submitted via email (preferred), or via hard copy mailed to the director of contracts no later than the deadline for submission of written questions specified in Section 1.2 Calendar of Events. Questions received after the deadline for posting responses to written questions will not be answered. The comprehensive list of questions and responses will be posted in the solicitation announcement in the New York State Grants Gateway System (GGS or Grants Gateway), on the OCFS Website (, and the Contract Reporter website at ( on or about the date specified in Section 1.2 Calendar of Events.
Questions and Answers Posting TypeUpload
Questions and Answers Posting Date5/27/2019 12:00:00 AM
Questions and Answers Link or UploadClick here
Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit
Target Population(s)Age - Children, Caregivers, Education Status - Grade Level, Organizations - Not-For Profits, Parents - Custodial, Parents - Father, Parents - Grandparent, Parents - Guardian, Parents - Mother
Service Area(s) Education Supports, Family Supports
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