Announcing RFP for MOPD Diverse Learners

May 18, 2023

Announcing RFP for MOPD Diverse Learners $500 Cash Assistance for Students with Disabilities, $5 million total pool


The City of Chicago

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

MOPD Diverse Learners Recovery Fund

Request for Proposals (RFP) # 9379


RFP Opened on May 12, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time

RPF Closes on July 7, 2023 12:00 pm Central Time


MOPD seeks a nonprofit charitable organization to administer the 2023 Diverse Learners Recovery Fund, which will provide up to 11,500 income eligible students with disabilities with a one time,  $500 unrestricted cash assistance grant to students with disabilities to increase access to out of school programs, services and supports that were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  MOPD seeks organizations who have experience conducting outreach and eligibility assessments for programs serving young people with disabilities and can administer large volume direct cash assistance grants to help our students and families in each of our 77 communities in our City.

Contract Period:

This RFP is for services for the following time period:  August 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024.  Total funding of $5 million through the Chicago Recovery Plan dollars.

For more information:

For any questions, please attend the information session on June 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom, or e-mail Jocelyn Romasanta at:

To apply, start at this link and select the Diverse Learners RFP: 


Download a pdf version of the Diverse Learners Recovery Fund Delegate Agency Solicitation #9379 (RFP)

Zoom information session:

June 1, 2023 at 10:00am

Meeting ID: 837 7797 1761

Passcode: MOPD

Phone number: 3126266799,,83777971761#,,,,*072612#

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 in the City of Chicago and MOPD.  Please allow five to seven days for your registration to process.  Current contractors need only to start an application via their existing iSupplier/eProcurement account.  Please visit the City of Chicago’s eProcurement Services ISupplier Portal at:

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



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