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Grants to New York Nonprofits to Provide Services and Programs for New Immigrants

Golden Door Community Support Program

GrantWatch ID# 207023
Agency: State

Funding Source
New York State Department of State (DOS) - Office for New Americans (ONA)
Funding or PIN Number: RFA# 22-ONA-25

Geographic Focus
USA: New York CityNew York

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/24/23 11:59 PM Receipt for Electronic Applications; 4:00 PM Receipt for Hard Copy Applications.

Grant Description
Grants to New York nonprofit organizations to benefit new immigrants. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended to support the provision of free mental health services and programs. Awards will be made across the state to provide Licensed Mental Health Professionals who will develop curricula tailored to community needs for the purposes of facilitating and hosting group therapy sessions for any new Americans.

The purpose of this RFA is to establish an agreement with community-based organizations in five regions of New York State to fund Licensed Mental Health Professionals to develop culturally and linguistically responsive, trauma-informed curricula and use those curricula to facilitate group therapy sessions with new Americans in need of mental health services. Successful applicants will be required to deliver services throughout their selected region. 

The target population for these funds are immigrants, regardless of status, residing in New York and in need of mental health services and support networks. Services provided with these funds must be free of cost to clients. 
All services provided under this grant must be offered at no charge to the clients. Services under this grant may be provided in-person or virtually.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Minimum Requirements: Applicant must be a not-for-profit organization located within New York State. Not-for-profit organization shall mean any not-for-profit corporation exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code.

Subcontracting is allowed under the grant, however at least one qualified Licensed Mental Health Professional who will dedicate 100% of their time to grant activities throughout the entirety of the grant in the proposed service region(s) are required to be on staff at the applicant’s organization at the time of application. Subcontractors must be not-for-profit organizations located within New York State.

Additional Geographic Information:

- Region 1: Capital Region (Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, Washington)
- Region 2: Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester)
- Region 3: Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk)
- Region 4 (Only one to be selected): Central New York (Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego), or Finger Lakes (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates), or Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara)
- Region 5: New York City (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond)

Pre-Application Information
- Release Date: December 8, 2022
- Questions Due Dates: December 30, 2022
- Questions Response Dates: January 10, 2023
- Applications Due: January 24, 2023. Electronic applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Hard copy applications submitted by mail or hand delivery must be received by 4:00 pm.

Applicant must be pre-qualified within the Grants Gateway as of the application due date listed.

If an agency wishes to apply for more than one region, a separate application must be submitted for each region.

The contractor, at the discretion of DOS, may receive an advance up to 25% of the initial contract amount upon request. Thereafter, each grantee will be reimbursed for expenses incurred pursuant to grant-related activities.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
This RFA will make up to five awards.

Term of Contract
Each contract will be for one year with two optional one-year renewals at the same funding level as Year One. Funding in the subsequent years is contingent upon funds being appropriated in the State budget, the organization’s ability to meet the program requirements as stipulated in this RFA, and performance.

Contact Information
Application Submission:

Procurement Unit
New York State Department of State
Bureau of Fiscal Management
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1110
Albany, NY 12231-0001


Contact Information:
New York State Office for New Americans
123 William Street, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Questions should be sent via email to the email address above.

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