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Contract for Services to New York Nonprofits to Develop
Workforce Opportunities for Vulnerable Individuals

Wage Subsidy Program (WSP) III

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New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)

Deadline Date:

12/01/21 12:00 PM


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Contract for services to New York nonprofit organizations to develop workforce opportunities for vulnerable individuals. Applicants must ensure that required registrations are finalized prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to provide wage subsidies to increase job placements for public assistance recipients and other low-income individuals.

OTDA seeks to contract with organizations that have demonstrated successful job placement experience, can present a plan that includes strong linkages with employers and have the capacity to manage the WSP on their own or through subcontracts with other organizations.

A description of services sought can be found at

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 199057

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards of up to $175,000 will be made, with not less than 62% being awarded to programs operating in New York City.

Term of Contract:

A 12-month period beginning May 1, 2022. Funds for program periods beyond the initial 12-month period are contingent upon subsequent budget appropriations.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
Organizations eligible to apply for funding under this initiative are limited to not-for-profit community-based organizations. Applicants may propose a network-based approach whereby a consortium of providers carries out program services. Proposals submitted on behalf of a consortium of providers must designate one of the agencies as the lead agency for the consortium and must include in their application a description of the roles and responsibilities of the lead applicant and each co-applicant.

Pre-Application Information:

RFP Timetable:
- RFP Release Date – October 18, 2021
- Deadline Date for Questions – November 8, 2021
- Deadline Date for Responses to Questions – November 15, 2021
- Proposal Due Date – December 1, 2021
- Date of Notification of Award – February 1, 2022
- Project Start Date – May 1, 2022

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2021 no later than 12:00 p.m.

Bidders may submit typed questions via email or by mail to the address provided below. Questions regarding the RFP will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., November 8, 2021. No handwritten or telephone inquiries will be accepted.

All agencies submitting a proposal for this procurement must use the New York State Grants Gateway system.

On the Grants Reform Website, download a copy of the Registration Form for Administrator. Registration forms are now only being accepted electronically via email. A signed, notarized original form must be sent to this email address. You will be provided with a Username and Password allowing you to access the Grants Gateway.

Applicants must also finalize a Prequalification Application.

To ensure the effective delivery of services by the contractor, OTDA will, within the limits noted above, reimburse all non-wage subsidy costs and a portion of the wage subsidy costs to the WSP contractor on a performance basis. However, the contractor will not be reimbursed for performance milestones under the WSP if such milestones/services are also reimbursed under the terms of another State or local agreement.

Contact Information:

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

The Wage Subsidy Application must be submitted in Grants Gateway:

Submit questions to:
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Contract Management and Quality Assurance
Attn: Patricia Stefanik
40 North Pearl Street, 8A
Albany, NY 12243-0001

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: New York City;   New York


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