Service Coordination and Navigation for Youth at Highest Risk of Violence Involvement Request for Proposal (RFP)

March 4, 2020

The Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS) seeks to support service coordination and navigation for youth ages 14-24 from one of eight targeted community areas (Auburn Gresham, Austin, East Garfield Park, Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, Roseland and West Garfield Park).  This RFP seeks to stabilize eligible youth in their current environment, increase their self-efficacy (confidence in the ability to exert control over one’s own motivation, behavior, and social environment), and assist in their transition to adulthood. Ultimately, we hope that these interventions can help reduce their involvement in violence and contribute to a reduction in violence at the community-level. In addition, organizations will be required to participate in enhanced capacity building (i.e. “learning cohort”) that will strengthen their understanding and interaction with the target population and increase their exposure to best practices in violence reduction strategies.


For those who have not done business with the City of Chicago before, registration in iSupplier is the first step to ensuring your agency’s ability to conduct business with the City of Chicago and DFSS. Please allow five to seven days for your registration to be processed.

Current contractors need only to start an application via their existing iSupplier/eProcurement account.

All vendors must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and an IRS W9 for registration and confirmation of vendor business information.


May 5, 2020
12:00, NOON CST
Proposals must be submitted via on-line application.
E-mailed or faxed proposals will not be accepted.


A pre-proposal Webinar will be held on:

March 18, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Please register prior to the webinar’s start using this link:

Please register prior to the Webinar’s start using the link found in the RFP and above. A link to the completed Webinar will be available on-line after the time and date listed above for those who cannot attend at the live scheduled time.

Additional in-person pre-submittal conferences have been scheduled at the following locations and times:

March 12 at Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave. from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

March 13 at Humboldt Park Field House, 1400 N. Sacramento Ave. from 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

March 16 at Cook County Juvenile Court, 1100 S. Hamilton Ave. from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The purpose of these pre-submittal events is to clarify the RFP process and the scope of the required services. Attendance is not mandatory, but it is strongly suggested that interested applicants attend.

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