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Disability Mentoring Initiative Request for Proposals

Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. (PYD), a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization with national impact, requests proposals from non-profit organizations to become a collaborator within the Disability Mentoring Initiative (DMI). One or two new collaborators will be chosen to participate in DMI for a period of one year and nine months (January 1, 2018-September 30, 2019) and will receive training and support. 

The selected collaborator(s) will enter into a subcontract with PYD that will not exceed $100,000 per year ($100,000 during Year One and $100,000 during Year Two) for a total that will not exceed $200,000. Services will be provided on a cost reimbursement basis for full and satisfactory performance. Collaborator selection as well as the continuation and renewal of the subcontract shall be subject to approval by the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, and subject to sufficient appropriated funds being received to administer and support the program.

Read the full Request for Proposals (PDF).