RFP #GC24-002 Statewide Systems Advocacy Network

Legislative Authority

The SSAN was established as a component of the New York Title VII State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL)

Purpose of Grant

The purpose of this RFP is to request proposals from eligible parties to establish and operate a Statewide Systems Advocacy Network Center.

Project Period

October 1, 2024, to September 30, 2027

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include all New York State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) network Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and New York State statutory Service Centers for Independent Living (SCILS) covered under section 1121-1124 of New York State Education Law.


NYSED will award one (1) contract per corporate Board of Directors. NYSED anticipates a total of up to fifteen (15) contracts will result from this RFP with a term of three years anticipated to begin on October 1, 2024, and end at the expiration of the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), on September 30, 2027.

Amount of Funding

$30,000 is expected to be available per year, per awardee, for a total of $90,000 subject to the appropriation and availability of funds.

Application Due Date and Submission Instructions

Submit one electronic copy (Word or editable PDF) of the application by May 21, 2024, to RFP-GC24-002@nysed.gov. The application should include a completed Cost Proposal form in Excel or editable PDF. A blank Cost Proposal form is posted with the RFP. Applications are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Questions and Answers

All questions must be submitted via email to RFP-GC24-002@nysed.gov by April 17, 2024. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted to the ACCES website no later than April 30, 2024.

Pre-qualification Requirement

Proposals received from nonprofit applicants that are not Prequalified in the Statewide Financial System (SFS) by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the proposal due date of May 21, 2024, cannot be evaluated. Such proposals will be disqualified from further consideration. Please see the “Prequalification Requirement” section for additional information.

Non-Mandatory Notice of Intent

The Notice of Intent (NOI) is not a requirement for submitting a complete application by the application date; however, NYSED strongly encourages all prospective applicants to submit an NOI to ensure a timely and thorough review and rating process. A non-profit applicant’s NOI will also help to facilitate timely review of their prequalification materials. The notice of intent is a simple email notice stating your organization’s (use the legal name) intent to submit an application for this grant. Please also include your organization’s NYS Vendor ID. The due date is May 7, 2024.  Please send the NOI to RFP-GC24-002@nysed.gov.

NYSED Designated Contacts

Program: Joseph Tedesco

Fiscal: Thomas McBride

M/WBE: Brian Hackett




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