Grant Opportunities

(Last Updated 2/12/21)

A message from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (different SF agency):

OEWD-WORKFORCE DIVISION IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF BIDDING OPPORTUNITY-REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) #122.

INCORPORATED IN THE RFP, SECTION G IS “FUNDING TO SUPPORT THE BLACK COMMUNITY”, THAT MAY BE OF SPECIAL INTEREST.

NOTE THAT THE “FUNDING FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY” (SECTION G) IS PART OF WORKFORCE’S DIVISION OVERALL RFP (SECTIONS A-F), WHICH ALSO MAY BE OF INTEREST TO YOU.

This RFP is called “Building Back Stronger” based on the charge from Mayor Breed and the Board of Supervisors that we must advance an equitable economic recovery that creates a more resilient San Francisco. 

Thanks to listening sessions with community coalitions over the past year, we believe these investments are stronger based on guidance from the City’s diverse voices across neighborhoods, languages, and lived experiences. Our residents, service providers, labor unions, employers, educational institutions, and sister City agencies provided vital recommendations that live in this RFP. 

In addition, the City will be stronger based on the historic re-allocation of law enforcement dollars into addressing the lingering legacies of anti-Black racism. $6 million annually will be invested in program recommendations developed by dozens of community members across months of meetings hosted by Director Davis and the Human Rights Commission. These investments are focused on closing the Black unemployment gap, in which Black San Franciscans continue to have an estimated unemployment rate 2.5 times that of the citywide average, with similarly disproportionate gaps in income and wealth.

Here is a link to the RFP and thank you for your commitment to our great City and to the Community:  oewd.org/bid-opportunities/RFP-122

  • DUE DATE FOR PROPOSALS:  MARCH 31, 2021, 5PM (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • VIRTUAL BIDDERS CONFERENCE WILL BE FEBRUARY 23, 2021, (3:30PM TO 6PM)

*Bidder’s conference will contain a presentation from OEWD regarding entire rfp, (including Funding to Support Black Community) and a Question and Answer session with interested applicants.    

To register for Bidder’s conference, please see link on first page of rfp announcement link above.

To submit questions prior to the Bidder’s conference, please see “Question and Answer” section on first page of rfp announcement link above.            

Please note the following:

  1. To view or download the rfp, please see first page to the rfp link referenced above.  Scroll to “document” section to see pdf link to view or download rfp.
  2. See p. 3 (RFP Overview & Schedule) for links to general information.
  3. See p. 239 for Section G and Overview for Funds to Support Black Community. Please read for detailed information.
  4. OEWD strongly suggest that you review the Appendices, especially C (city grant terms) and D (applicant requirements & guidelines).
  5. We strongly encourage partner or collaborative proposals, where possible.

Visit OEWD's website for more information on OEWD, updates and other bidding opportunities: https://oewd.org

 


Previous Grant Lists


Human Rights Commission Grant Funding Opportunity and Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for 

Black Transgender Initiatives

HRC Staff Contact: Tuquan Harrison, tuquan.harrison@sfgov.org

IMPORTANT DATES  RELATED DOCUMENTS
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Issue Date: December 14, 2020

Download PDF icon Request for Qualifications

Download PDF icon Attachment I 

(no Attachment II required)

Download File Attachment III

Download File Attachment IV

Download File Attachment V

E-Question Period Begin Date: December 15, 2020  
E-Question Period End Date: December 29, 2020 Download PDF icon E-questions and answers (updated 12/30/20)
Application Due Date: January 8, 2021 at 5:00pm  
Prequalified List Announced: January 22, 2021 Download PDF icon Prequalified List (updated 1/22/21)
Grant Period Start Date: February 1, 2021  
Grant Period End Date: January 31, 2022 with the possibility of renewal on an annual basis up to January 31, 2023  

Office of Economic and Workforce Development (different SF agency)

Request for Proposals (RFP) #215: Economic Development and Business Development Grants

Preferred Qualifications (from page 61 of the grant):

  • Organization's mission, values, and programs are working to advance economic empowerment initiatives supporting Black Transgender and gender nonconforming communities in San Francisco

  • Services are supporting communities located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and South of Market of neighborhoods

  • Experience working with Black transgender and gender nonconforming communities who are formerly incarcerated, justice involved and/or marginally housed.

 

Funding Opportunity and Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for 

Opportunities for All: Youth Events, Programs, and Capacity Building

HRC Staff Contact: Noah Frigault (noah.frigault@sfgov.org) 

 
IMPORTANT DATES  RELATED DOCUMENTS
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Issue Date: October 16, 2019

Download Request for Qualifications

Download Attachment I

(no Attachment II required)

Download Attachment III

Download Attachment IV

Download Attachment V

E-Question Period Begin Date: October 16, 2019  
E-Question Period End Date: October 23, 2019 Download E-Questions and Answers
Application Due Date: October 30, 2019 4:00 p.m. PST  
Prequalified List Announced: November 4, 2019 Download Notice of Intent to Establish A Prequalified List of Organizations
Grant Period Start Date: November 11, 2019  Note: the grant period start date has been delayed to December 1, 2019.
Grant Period End Date: October 31, 2020  Note: the grant period end date has been delayed to November 30, 2020.

 


Grant Funding Opportunity and Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for 

Leadership Development and Legal/Support Services for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Transgender Persons

HRC Staff Contact: Noah Frigault (noah.frigault@sfgov.org) 

IMPORTANT DATES  RELATED DOCUMENTS
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Issue Date: April 12, 2019

Download Request for Qualifications

Download Attachment I

(no Attachment II required)

Download Attachment III

Download Attachment IV

Download Attachment V 

E-Question Period Begin Date: April 12, 2019  
E-Question Period End Date: April 26, 2019 Download E-Questions and Answers
Application Due Date: May 17, 2019  
Prequalified List Announced: May 24, 2019 Download Notice of Intent to Establish A Prequalified List of Organizations
Grant Period Start Date: July 1, 2019  
Grant Period End Date: June 30, 2020 with the possibility of renewal on an annual basis up to June 30, 2022  

 

Grant Funding Opportunity and Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for

Transgender Safety and Wellness Services

HRC Staff Contact: Tuquan Harrison (tuquan.harrison@sfgov.org) 

IMPORTANT DATES  RELATED DOCUMENTS
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Issue Date: April 12, 2019

Download Request for Qualifications

Download Attachment I

(no Attachment II required)

Download Attachment III

Download Attachment IV

Download Attachment V

E-Question Period Begin Date: April 12, 2019  
E-Question Period End Date: April 26, 2019 Download E-questions and Answers
Application Due Date: May 17, 2019  
Prequalified List Announced: May 24, 2019 Download Notice of Intent to Establish A Prequalified List of Organizations
Grant Period Start Date: July 1, 2019  
Grant Period End Date: June 30, 2020 with the possibility of renewal on an annual basis up to June 30, 2022  

 

Grant Funding Opportunity and Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for

Violence Prevention and Intervention Services for LGBTQI Survivors of Violence

HRC Staff Contact: Noah Frigault (noah.frigault@sfgov.org) 

IMPORTANT DATES  RELATED DOCUMENTS
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Issue Date: April 12, 2019

Download Request for Qualifications

Note: Due to a typographical error, Question 3 of the "Capacity and Staff Profile" will no longer be considered in scoring for this RFQ. 

Download Attachment I

(no Attachment II required)

Download Attachment III

Download Attachment IV

Download Attachment V (corrected) 

Note: Due to a typographical error, Question 3 of the "Capacity and Staff Profile" will no longer be considered in scoring for this RFQ. 

E-Question Period Begin Date: April 12, 2019  
E-Question Period End Date: April 26, 2019 Download E-Questions and Answers
Application Due Date: May 17, 2019  
Prequalified List Announced: May 24, 2019 Download Notice of Intent to Establish A Prequalified List of Organizations
Grant Period Start Date: July 1, 2019  
Grant Period End Date: June 30, 2020 with the possibility of renewal on an annual basis up to June 30, 2022