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Grant Opportunity ID
Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance
Grant Opportunity
Refugee Support Services Program
Contact Name
Denis Mistric
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
The Bureau of Refugee Services (BRS) of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), issues this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications from qualified applicants. The purpose of this RFP is to provide employability and other needed services under the Refugee Social Services Program (RSSP) to assist refugees and other eligible persons and their families in achieving economic and social self-sufficiency as soon as possible after their arrival into the United States. OTDA encourages applicants to collaborate, where possible, with community partners in submitting a proposal for this opportunity.

BRS anticipates entering into 63-month contracts under this procurement. All program funds are subject to continued availability and State appropriation thereof. All funds allocated for the administration of the program are received from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The amount of funding will be adjusted annually based on funding availability. Use of these funds must relate to the provision of employment and supportive services to refugees. Other costs, such as construction and renovation costs, are not allowable under this program.

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Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
November 02, 2023 / 02:00 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
None available
Anticipated Award DateFriday, December 1, 2023
Anticipated Initial Contract Length63 Months
Total Funding Available$76,000,000.00
Anticipated Amount of Award(s)
NarrativeAnticipated allocations and continuations of contracts are subject to continued availability of federal funds and state appropriation of the funds.
Letter of IntentNot Required
Letter of Intent Due
Questions Due DateMonday, September 18, 2023
Questions and Answers NarrativePlease see the full version of the RFP for information on how to submit written questions, and the deadlines for submitting written questions. Answers will be uploaded to OTDA’s website on the Contracts and Grants web page, located at
Questions and Answers Posting TypeLink
Questions and Answers Posting Date9/25/2023 12:00:00 AM
Questions and Answers Link or UploadClick here
Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit, Governmental Entity, Tribal Organization
Target Population(s)Age - Adults, Caregivers, Court Involved - Court Appointed Advocate Required/Assigned, Court Involved - Criminal Justice Involved, Court Involved - Family Court, Court Involved - Family of Court Involved, Court Involved - Formerly Incarcerated, Court Involved - Housing Court, Court Involved - Witness, Education Status - Disconnected, Education Status - Drop Out, Education Status - English Learners, Education Status - Grade Level, Education Status - Held Back/Over Age in Education, Education Status - Low-Level Literacy, Education Status - Out-of-School, Education Status - Truant, Employment Status - Employed, Employment Status - Retired, Employment Status - Underemployed, Employment Status - Unemployed, Gender - Female, Gender - Male, Gender - Transgender
Service Area(s) Education Supports, Family Supports, Health Services, Housing and Shelter Services, Justice Services, Workforce Development, Agricultural Supports, Environmental Supports, Public Transportation Services, Public Safety Supports, Government Supports
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