Request for Proposals: Student Voter Registration Day, Spring Semester 2017
Student Voter Registration Day (SVRD) is an exciting initiative coordinated by the New York City Council, the City Council Speaker's Office, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the NYC Campaign Finance Board/NYC Votes, the New York Immigration Coalition, and the NYC Department of Education. The event will take place on Friday, March 17, 2017. SVRD's program aims to register at least 10,000 eligible high school seniors to vote, and will be an invaluable civic engagement effort ahead of next year's citywide elections. Thanks to leadership on the part of City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's office, SVRD 2017 will take place in 110 high schools citywide!

Recruitment of community-based organizations for the Council-funded initiative is managed by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC). Organizations that partner with the NYIC to facilitate the program at local high schools will be eligible to receive a subcontractor reimbursement of $1,500 for each school the organization serves. Applicants must be registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations located or doing business in the five boroughs of New York City.

Interested Organizations should complete the form below to be considered for partnership. After the first page of short questions, you will be asked to confirm your ability to meet the "Partner Responsibilities", and then will be asked for narrative responses on the final page. Please fill out all of the required information in all sections of this form; incomplete applications may not be considered. All proposal submissions are due by 5:00 PM on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18th 2017.

The form consists of multiple pages, so make sure to keep track of your responses; the first page asks for basic information such as your name and organization's location, the second lists and asks you to confirm your ability to meet the "Partner Responsibilities", and the final page asks for narrative responses to be used in evaluation by our selection committee. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Proposals will be evaluated by a selection committee made up of NYIC staff, NYIC board, and independent experts. Partner organizations will be selected based on commitment to civic engagement, experience working with youth and /or with voter registration, cultural competence, and track record of managing similar events/programs. Selections will be made by the end of January 2017. THE NYIC WILL MATCH YOUR ORGANIZATION WITH A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN NEW YORK CITY. We cannot accept requests from organizations for preferred school matches.


Applicants will be considered based on the group’s ability to achieve the goals of SVRD. All applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria.

Subcontractors must:

- for each school assigned, provide at least ONE staff lead and ONE additional staff member or volunteer designated to facilitate SVRD on March 17, 2017;
- be a 501(c)(3) organization;
- have demonstrated experience in or capacity for non-partisan voter outreach and education activities;
- be able to participate in two (2) trainings conducted by the NYCCFB and NYIC;
- comply with data and financial reporting and compliance procedures required by DYCD. (NYIC staff are available to assist small organizations not familiar with the requirements.)

The NYIC will provide:

- subcontract and reimbursement of expenses of $1500 per school;
- subcontractor compliance support;
- SVRD facilitation and curriculum training;
- data reporting training;
- program administration and support;
- branded voter education and voting registration materials;
technical assistance;
supplies for SVRD.

Organization's Name *
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Your Name *
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Your Email Address *
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Your Phone Number (Best Available) *
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Is your organization currently a 501(c)(3) nonprofit? *
Where is your organization located? *
Has your organization ever facilitated voter registration? *
Organizations that do not have experience with voter registration will still be considered.
How many schools would you be able to serve? *
You MUST dedicate ONE staff lead and ONE additional staff member or volunteer for each school that you intend to serve. Ex. - For two schools an organization would need to dedicate two staff leads and two volunteers; four personnel total.
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