Division of Criminal Justice Services

Office of Program Development and Funding


Available Funding Opportunities

The 2016-17 Employment Focused Services Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available. The deadline for applications is 12:00 (Noon), Friday, July 1, 2016.

Please see the table below for required information and attachments:

Att. 1 - Letters of Intent
Att. 2 - Appendix B-1 Performance Milestones
Att. 3 - Budget Detail Worksheet & Budget Narrative Form
Att. 4 - Sample Work Plan

If you were unable to attend or would like a review of the May 20, 2016 Employment Focused Services RFP bidder's conference slideshow materials, we have made this available to you here.

Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted to DCJS at funding@dcjs.ny.gov no later than Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Please reference "Employment Focused Services RFP" in the subject line of your email. Reponses to questions will be posted here on or about Friday, June 3, 2016.




View the DCJS Funding Map for your County.

The DCJS Office of Program Development and Funding (OPDF) is integral in supporting the criminal justice community. OPDF:

  • targets funding at specific criminal justice policy issues or geographical locations within New York State to implement federal, gubernatorial or legislative initiatives
  • develops policy for new programs to be supported by state and federal funds
  • administers applications and requests-for-proposals (RFPs) for State and Federal grant funding
  • develops program guidelines to assist grantees in formulating their grant projects in a manner consistent with enabling legislation and regulations
  • provides technical assistance to counties and localities to access funding and/or implement programs
  • monitors and evaluates grant projects to ensure that grantees implement programs consistent with the terms and conditions of their contracts and to determine if established performance measures are being attained
  • disseminates information on model programs to assist localities in replicating best practices, and
  • provides resources to grantees for locating, administering and applying for grant-funded programs