ICAN/FE-ABD CBO Request For Proposals

The Community Service Society of New York (CSS) invites non-profit community-based organizations (CBOs) to participate in this Request for Proposals (RFP) for one or more new subcontractors to provide Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN) and/or the Facilitated Enrollment for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (FE-ABD) services in the Central New York and Thousand Islands region. The ICAN grant will be for $75,000-$91,667 for 10 months ($90,000-$110,000 annualized) to provide ombudsprogram services to Medicaid beneficiaries who need long term care and behavioral health services. The FE-ABD grant will be for $40,000-$50,000 (for 6 months) to provide public health insurance application assistance program for people who are aged 65 or older, or who are certified blind or disabled.

Applicants are welcome to bid for solely the ICAN grant or the FE-ABD grant, or both. Preference will be given to applicants who apply for both programs. CSS seeks to fund a CBO or CBOs that have a strong track record of serving diverse populations, including but not limited to consumers from racially, ethnically, culturally, geographically and linguistically diverse communities, as well as organizations that serve people with mental and physical disabilities.

Applications will be due on April 28, 2023 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. More detail on RFP timeline is provided below.

Important Dates 

Release of RFP March 13, 2023
Questions About This RFP Due March 31, 2023
Answers Posted April 14, 2023
Application Due April 28, 2023
Award Announcements May 26, 2023
Projected contract start date July 1, 2023
Awardee Training TBD

ICAN FE-ABD Central NY RFP 2023