Community Development Funding Opportunities


Emergency Rental Assistance Program RFP - submission deadline: Monday, April 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

On Friday, April 9, 2021, MOHCD released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to implement a highly coordinated community-based program that reduces housing loss and instability by providing rental assistance to the most vulnerable tenants, particularly communities most disproportionately negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program guidelines will be developed by MOHCD and will build on the framework developed for the Give2SF Housing Stabilization Program, which provided emergency rental assistance to approximately 1,400 households, the vast majority of whom were extremely low and very low income households of color.

This RFP will provide up to $26.2 million in grant funding. Grantees will be required to implement Emergency Rental Assistance Program as developed by MOHCD; parameters to screen and identify residents will be undertaken in accordance with MOHCD policies and procedures and by utilizing MOHCD-provided tools.

Please submit any questions about the RFP to Hugo.Ramirez@sfgov.org.

The deadline for submitting eligible proposals is Monday, April 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

To find out more about this funding opportunity and to learn how to apply, please click on the following document:
PDF icon Emergency Rental Assistance Program RFP


2021-2022 Community Development Services RFP - submission deadline: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

On Monday, March 8, 2021, MOHCD released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to re-procure its Community Development grants portfolio for fiscal year 2021-2022. As part of this RFP, MOHCD is seeking additional information from previous applicants, as well as entirely new proposals from eligible nonprofit organizations, to evaluate and prioritize funding for solutions responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic. This RFP will provide up to $47,000,000 in grant funding for fiscal year 2021-2022, with grant awards starting July 1, 2021. Please submit any questions about the RFP to CommDevRFP@sfgov.org.

The deadline for submitting eligible proposals is Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

To find out more about this funding opportunity and to learn how to apply, please click on the following documents:

PDF icon 2021-2022 Community Development RFP

Supplemental Grant Application Form: for any project for which a proposal was submitted since 2019, funded or not funded, MOHCD is requesting a concise, supplemental response to update previously submitted proposals

Full Grant Application Form: for entirely new projects, MOHCD is requesting a complete proposal using a slightly modified version of our 2019 RFP format

File Project Budget Worksheet

Technical assistance offerings are available to assist you in submitting a strong proposal. Please click on the following document to access these resources:

PDF icon RFP Technical Assistance Offerings
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions documents, which MOHCD staff will update periodically:
PDF icon FAQ Part 1 (published 3/10/2021)
PDF icon FAQ Part 2 (published 3/19/2021)
If you are unable to attend any of the Pre-submission Workshops, you can view a recording of the one that took place March 11, 2021.

PDF icon How to Prepare and Present a Grant Budget Proposal
Budget Workshop Video (use passcode nhj&.0+7)


To learn more about MOHCD's 23 Community Development strategy areas and what services we intend to fund through this RFP, please click on the following documents:

Access to Civil Justice

PDF icon 1. Benefits Advocacy

PDF icon 2. Community Legal Navigators

PDF icon 3. Consumer Justice

PDF icon 4. Family Justice

PDF icon 5. Housing Justice

PDF icon 6. Immigrant Justice

PDF icon 7. Worker Justice

Access to Housing

PDF icon 1. Home Modifications

PDF icon 2. Homeownership Post-Purchase

PDF icon 3. Homeownership Pre-Purchase

PDF icon 4. Rental Housing Counseling

Access to Opportunity

PDF icon 1. Community-Based Services

PDF icon 2. Housing Place-Based Services

Community Building

PDF icon 1. Convening and Collaboration

Eviction Prevention and Housing Stabilization

PDF icon 1. Housing Stabilization Services and Shared Housing

PDF icon 2. Tenant and Landlord Assistance

PDF icon 3. Tenant-Based Rental Subsidies

PDF icon 4. Tenant Counseling and Education

PDF icon 5. Tenant Right to Counsel

Financial Capability

PDF icon 1. Financial Capability Services

HIV Supportive Housing

PDF icon 1. RCFCI Operating Costs

PDF icon 2. Rental Subsidies and Supportive Services

PDF icon 3. Transitional Housing

Alternative formats for persons with disabilities are available upon request to MOHCD’s ADA Coordinator, Eugene Flannery, at (415) 701-5598, or eugene.flannery@sfgov.org.


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