2022-2023 Community Resource Development Funds Request for Proposals (RFP)

This posting serves as a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) to support the development, enhancement and/or expansion of the availability of community-based resources that reduce risks to child and youth well-being and promote their safety, health, and connections at home and in the community in Passaic County. 

A maximum total of $68,678.46 (less can be applied for) is available to fund one or more projects. This funding is available for the period of July 1st, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Funding is not intended to purchase services for specific individuals or families, but rather, to support new or existing activities or services through collaboration with community partners

Projects that address the following needs will be considered, in no specific order (see Rationale and Background for details on need identification):

  • Prevention programs and community-based mentoring accessible without system (DCPP, CMO, legal) involvement for at risk youth. 
  • After-school programs that provide recreational, psycho-education and socialization opportunities, through the arts, sports, and other enrichment outlets both for neurotypical youth and youth with developmental disabilities.
  • Programming that supports teens in their efforts to transition to adulthood, such as college and career readiness, financial literacy, entrepreneurship.
  • Programming that targets the prevention of substance use while engaging both youth and parents

This funding solicitation reflects current needs of youth in Passaic county, as well as youth served by Passaic County’s Children’s System of Care and the NJ Children’s System of Care Community Resource Development (CRD) funding guidelines.

Only complete proposals that are submitted on time and with all the attachments will be considered. 

All awards are contingent on the sufficiency and availability of CSOC funding.  Final decisions regarding grant awards will be at the discretion of CSOC.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday, March 21st, 2022

Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered for funding. The preferred method for submission for the Request for Proposal is a Word or PDF document attachment via email sent to: [email protected].  To ensure email delivery, please leave a phone message at 973-406-9028 that the proposal was sent.

Bidders Virtual Conference Call: March 7th12pm 

& March 16th 3pm

 The meeting(s) will be held virtually. This is an informational meeting where all questions regarding the RFP process will be addressed. Meeting is not mandatory, but attendance is strongly encouraged. Bidders may use these meetings as technical assistance during the RFP writing process. To request link, email [email protected]

COC Submission of CRD Funding Recommendation to CSOC: Monday April 18th, 2022

Proposal(s) are anticipated to be recommended to NJ-CSOC based on the approval of the Circle of Care CEO. RFP timelines are subject to change.

Announcement of CRD Funding Award: Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

CSOC will notify COC of approved proposals. Upon approval, COC and awardee(s) will sign MOU supporting CRD award.

Disbursement of funds and program implementation is anticipated for July 1st, 2022.

The program is expected to run for no longer than twelve (12) months, commencing from the actual date of funding.

For additional details and complete application & attachments, see our website


 or email Paulina Dutton, Community Relations & Resource Development Director at: [email protected]