DFSS Youth Services Chicagobility RFP

January 12, 2022

City of Chicago

Department of Family and Support Services

Legal Advertisement Request Form


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

Chicagobility RFP

PDF Download DFSS Youth Service Chicagobility RFP Final 


The Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) Chicagobility program seeks to fund agencies who have experience in implementing project-based learning, workforce development, civic engagement, and training programs for young people ages 14 and 15 in Chicago (refer to Program Requirements listed in RFP). This RFP seeks to provide the opportunity to building their self-discovery and self-awareness through career exploration to young people by exposing them to various public and private sector industries and building their self-discovery and self-awareness. Ultimately, we are seeking to increase young people’s income and develop their 21st century skills.

Chicagobility’s program model is delivered in a cohort of 20 youth with a youth coordinator. The program will pay youth a stipend of $75 a week for 6 weeks for a total of $450. Each youth will participate in 120 hours of project-based activities over the course of six weeks that will be submitted or presented at the end of the program.


DFSS anticipates funding approximately 37 applications within a range of $20,608 – $309,120 per year. This contract will operate on a reimbursement basis only. No advances will be given.


The term of contract(s) executed under this RFP will be from April 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023. Based on need, availability of funds and contractor performance, DFSS may extend this term for one additional year. Continued support will be dependent upon the selected Respondent’s performance and the continued availability of funding. DFSS budgets $20,608 for one cohort of 20 youth and one youth coordinator.


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.



February 24, 2021

 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 January 20, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Attendance is not mandatory but is advised.


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



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


The purpose of this pre-submittal event 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.


PDF Download DFSS Youth Service Chicagobility RFP Final 

PDF 2022 Chicagobility Application Webinar Final

DFSS Youth Services Chicagobility Applicant RFP Webinar




Brandie V. Knazze  

Lori E. Lightfoot



Department of Family and Support Services  

City of Chicago

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