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Contract for Services to New York Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Faith-Based
Organizations for Youth Summer Employment in Eligible Regions

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

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Foundation / Corporation

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Deadline Date:

01/26/22 11:59 PM


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Contract for services to New York nonprofit, for-profit, and faith-based organizations to provide eligible youth with summer employment in eligible regions. Applicants are required to attend a pre-application conference. Contracts are intended to provide structured summer employment to youth ages 14-15 in Rochester.

Qualified work experiences must employ a minimum of 10 youth for 20 hours per week during the six-week period. Attention must be given to developing work experiences that mirror true-to-life job activities with a youth-driven and strengths-based employment focus. Employers are encouraged to partner with local businesses to provide structured work experiences. Partnerships should include formal Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) or a Letter of Intent to detail the working relationship. Specific job tasks must be consistent with the New York State minimum-age standards for employed youth under the age of 18.

Qualified work experiences must all integrate financial literacy and sexual harassment training. Employers selected for funding will receive standardized financial literacy training for implementation. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187783

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The total project budget must not exceed $2,572 per youth.

Term of Contract:

Program Dates: July 5 – August 12, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This RFP seeks to identify local for-profit, not-for-profit, and faith-based organizations capable of providing a six-week summer work experience for youth ages 14-15.

Proposals that are program based only will be given secondary consideration based on federal guidelines.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Please RSVP to attend one of the Mandatory Bidders Conference

Wednesday, December 1, 2021: 11 a.m.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022: 1 p.m.

Pre-Application Information:

- RFP Release: November 17, 2021
- Proposals due: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, no later than 11:59 p.m.
- New York State Governor & Legislature Approval of agreement with Consultant *if funded by Rochester Works!: March 21, 2022
- Consultant Selection and Award Notification: April 2022
- Mandatory Provider Fair: May , 2022
- Agreement Start Date: June 20, 2022

Payments are made on a reimbursement basis and advance payments to employers will not be allowable.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Questions may be forwarded prior to conference to the email address listed below.

100 College Ave, Suite 200
Rochester, N.Y. 14607
(585) 258-3500

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Rochester

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