DFSS Re-Release MCMF Anchor Organization 2023 (RFP)

April 11, 2023

City of Chicago

Department of Family and Support Services

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DESCRIPTION:  Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS),

Youth Services: My CHI. My Future. Community Anchor Organizations Re-Release for Belmont Cragin, Garfield Park and North Lawndale


The Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) seeks to fund community-based organizations in 3 Community Strategy Regions (Belmont Cragin, Garfield Park, and North Lawndale) with experience in community-level convening, strategic planning, and youth development programming to help achieve the mission and vision of My CHI. My Future. (MCMF) in their community. ​​​Measures employed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as school closures and lockdowns, limited opportunities for some youth to engage in productive out-of-school time activities, including activities and wrap-around services that could have connected them to a caring and supportive adult. As a result, key development years have passed for a generation of youth with limited opportunities to build skills and interact with caring adults. This harm is even more pronounced in low-income and socially vulnerable communities.  


To address the COVID-19 pandemic-related effects on young people and communities, the My CHI. My Future. Community Anchor Organization Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks to provide funding for delegates to convene community-level stakeholders and caring adults committed to youth development (i.e., youth-serving organizations, faith leaders, school staff, etc.) to mobilize and connect young people of all ages to engaging and meaningful out-of-school time programming in their community. This work will include hosting monthly convenings of partners to strategize, collaborate, and share resources; and hosting community engagement events (i.e., opportunity fairs, trainings).


DFSS anticipates awarding $250,298 per contract year to 3 delegate agencies for a total of $750,894 per year. The term of contract(s) executed under this RFP will be from June 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024. This initiative is administered by DFSS through American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The RFP will be released Monday, April 17, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

For more information, please refer to the application posted on the City of Chicago’s eProcurement page: https://eprocurement.cityofchicago.org/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=PON_ABSTRACT_PAGE&PON_NEGOTIATION_STATUS=ACTIVE

A note about the City’s eProcurement System:
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 26, 2023
12:00, NOON CST
Proposals must be submitted via on-line application.
E-mailed or faxed proposals will not be accepted.

The webinar link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14C8FrB4aHQ

MCMF Anchor Orgs RFP Initial Questions and Answers 



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Brandie V. Knazze
Department of Family and Support Services
Lori E. Lightfoot
City of Chicago

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