The latest from CUCS ... Office of Children and Family Services ... NYC Service

There are just a few days left to apply for a state grant funding family services in upstate New York.
There are just a few days left to apply for a state grant funding family services in upstate New York.
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There are just a few days left to apply for a state grant funding family services in upstate New York.

The latest from CUCS ... Office of Children and Family Services ... NYC Service

Updates from nonprofits across New York state.
June 25, 2018

The Center for Urban Community Services has scored a $1.1 million contract with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The money will fund psychiatric services, according to the City Record. The Manhattan-based nonprofit also secured a $2.1 million contract with the department for “mental health scattered supported SRO services.” A big contract day for CUCS also included this $2.3 million contract with the department to provide supportive housing to single adults. A fourth post in the City Record on June 25 states that the department is seeking proposals from nonprofits that provide “NY/NY III congregate supportive housing for homeless individuals.”

The Department of Homeless Services has awarded a $60 million contract to Westhab, a Yonkers-based organization, to operate a transitional residence for single adults at 158 West 58th Street in Manhattan through 2026, according to the City Record.

 

The state Office of Children and Family Services has $9 million in grants available, but the June 29 deadline is fast approaching for the contracts which will be awarded in the Buffalo, Rochester, Mid-Hudson and Long Island areas.

“OCFS seeks bidders who will assist OCFS in implementing the CCMI model, which will incorporate practices and strategies intended to improve outcomes for OCFS-placed youth and their families by providing a community-based network built on collaboration,” reads a statement on the New York State Grants Gateway.

The anticipated award date for the five year contracts is Aug. 8, 2018.

 

Paula Gavin, chief service officer for NYC Service had this statement to share with NYN Media readers:

Many organizations in the city need volunteers to help beautify parks, tutor young people and support youth in camp. You can find hundreds of volunteer opportunities at www.nyc.gov/service. And if you are a nonprofit organization and need volunteers or resources to support your volunteer program, please visit www.nyc.gov/service.

 

Following the failure to pass progressive legislation before the end of the session in the state Legislature that would eliminate cash bail and provide underfunded schools across the State with the millions of dollars in funding they are owed, New York Working Families Party Director Bill Lipton made the following statement:

“Every January in his State of the State, Cuomo promises to deliver for public school students and fix our broken jail system. And every June when the session ends, we're left with nothing but broken promises. New Yorkers know we need schools, not jails. But thanks to Cuomo, millions of students attend overcrowded schools while thousands of New Yorkers sit behind bars because they can’t make bail. Because of Cuomo, we still have a broken teacher evaluation system and extra testing in mandates for students. Eight years is enough. Everyone knows when Cuomo wants to get something done, he makes it happen — but he’d rather deliver for his wealthy donors than for millions of students, low-income New Yorkers and working families.”

 

Send your press releases, photos, and word of your latest happenings to reporter Zach Williams at zwilliams@nynmedia.com.

Zach Williams
Zach Williams
is a staff reporter at New York Nonprofit Media and sister publication City & State.
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