Youth Jobs Request for Proposals

Sponsor: Office of Violence Prevention
Procurement Type: Request for Proposals  and or Qualifications

Starting Date: 02-09-2024
Closing Date: 04-05-2024
Closing Time: 11:59 PM

The City of Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) are seeking proposals from qualified nonprofit organizations to provide employment programs to youth between the ages of 12-24 years old. Programs may also seek to establish, develop, and instill life skills that encourage and prepare youth for future opportunities. The goal is to reduce the likelihood of youth involvement in criminal activity.

The purpose of this RFP is to appropriate $600,000 annually available to appropriate for programs that provide employment opportunities for youth.

Please direct all communications regarding the RFP Process to: Alina Ainyette, Office of Violence Prevention at, 314-299-2196. Any correspondence shall be clearly marked with “RFP—YOUTH JOBS”. No contact with other City employees is permitted. Unauthorized contact regarding this RFP may result in disqualification or rejection of a proposal.

Questions may be submitted no later than 11:59pm on February 25, 2024. The Office of Violence Prevention will maintain a list of all firms or individuals requesting copies of the RFP and will ensure that copies of all questions and responses shall be made available in writing to each firm on such a list, when requested. All questions will be addressed in writing through addenda posted on the City of St. Louis website under “RFP for Youth Jobs” at the following address:

In order for the proposals to be considered, respondent’s submission must be received by April 05, 2024 at 11:59 P.M. CST. Proposals received after this deadline will not be accepted.


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