Community Development Funding Opportunities

MISSION NONPROFIT SPACE DESIGN PROJECT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (reissued)
DREAM KEEPER PARTNERSHIP IMPACT GRANT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FY2021-22
SOMA COMMUNITY STABILIZATION FUND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FY2021-22

 

MISSION NONPROFIT SPACE DESIGN PROJECT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (reissued)

The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) is issuing an updated Request For Proposals (RFP) to fund an organization that manages and leases space to nonprofit and nonprofit-sponsored organizations, especially arts and cultural organizations, in the Mission District of San Francisco.

MOHCD is making $200,000 available through this grant to fund pre-development activities for a space or spaces that will house or support arts and cultural organizations in the Mission District. The funds can be used toward pre-development activities such as architectural, design, engineering, permit fees, construction administration, environmental review, and legal and special inspection services.

The organization that receives the grant will be able to partner with both Mission District arts and cultural organizations and with professionals who undertake the pre-development activities.

 

RFP Documents
The RFP requires applicants to “Provide a sources and uses budget inclusive of all project costs.” (p. 8).

PDF icon Mission Nonprofit Space Design RFP - Fall 2021
File Proposal Cover Sheet

 

How to apply

The applicant must email its proposal to MOHCD. Send the complete proposal packet to CommDevRFP@sfgov.org. Emailed proposals will be determined as undelivered and non-responsive if the email is time-stamped at 5:01 p.m. (or after) on the submission deadline date. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure email delivery prior to the submission deadline.

 

RFP Questions and Responses
Interested parties are directed not to contact any employees, agents or officials of the City other than those specifically designated in this RFP. All questions must be submitted by email to CommDevRFP@sfgov.org. Responses to the RFP must also be submitted by email to CommDevRFP@sfgov.org

 

RFP Timeline

RFP Issued Friday, October 1, 2021
Pre-Submission Workshop (optional)
via Zoom - click this link and then
the passcode to join the virtual
workshop. Passcode: ERBz8S
Thursday, October 7, 2021
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Question Submission Period Ends Friday, October 15, 2021
at 5:00 p.m.
Answers to Questions Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Proposals Due Friday, October 29, 2021
at 5:00 p.m.
Non-Responsive Proposals Notified Thursday, November 4, 2021
Grant Award Letters Sent Early November 2021
Appeal Period Ends 5 business days after grant letters sent

 


DREAM KEEPER PARTNERSHIP IMPACT GRANT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FY2021-22

The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) is providing $75,000 in grant funding to support a programmatic partnership to provide thought leadership and advance best practices to create responsive systems that improve economic, housing and social opportunity for Black and African American residents of San Francisco. The partnership will advance the goals of the city’s recently launched Dream Keeper Initiative, as well as the goals and strategies of HOPE SF and MOHCD’s Racial Equity Plan. The lead city agency partners are MOHCD and the SF Human Rights Commission.

RFP Scope - Program Description
MOHCD is seeking grant proposals to provide following services/activities.

  • Participate in and support convenings that identify opportunities and barriers to aligning agency and community initiatives that advance economic, social and housing opportunities for Black and African American residents of San Francisco
  • Participate in and support the development of strategic communications on best practices and local government process reforms that can advance economic, social and housing opportunities for Black and African American residents of San Francisco
  • Participate in and support city and community based partnerships around the use of data to measure impact of Dream Keeper Initiative and other city agency and philanthropic investments to advance economic and housing opportunities for Black and African American residents of San Francisco
  • Be able to leverage non-city funds to match 100% of the grant funds requested to carry out the aforementioned activities.

Terms
The grant will have a tentative term from November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2022 with an option to extend the term for one-year contingent on grantee performance, funding availability and demonstrated community needs.

RFP Documents
PDF icon Dream Keeper Partnership Impact Grant RFP
File Proposal Cover Sheet
File Project Budget

How to apply
Here are the instructions for submitting a proposal:

  1. Proposals must be emailed to MOHCD to CommDevRFP@sfgov.org. Attach all documents to one email. Subject Line should state “Proposal for Dream Keeper Partnership RFP” and include your agency name Proposals will be determined as undelivered and non-responsive if the email is time-stamped at 5:01 p.m. (or after) on the submission deadline date. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure email delivery prior to the submission deadline.
  2. Your proposal packet must consist of the following information:
    a. Proposal Cover Sheet
    b.Project Budget, clearly showing both grant funding and matching fund being leveraged
    c. Proposal Narrative
    d. Agency-wide Budget
  3. The Proposal Cover Sheet and Project Budget are posted in Word and Excel formats, respectively, above.

RFP Questions and Responses
MOHCD is committed to providing as much clarity as possible during this RFP process. Submit your questions about the RFP in writing to CommDevRFP@sfgov.org by September 21 at 5:00pm. We will publish all questions and answers by September 22, 2021. The following dates are estimates and may be subject to change.

RFP Timeline

RFP Issued September 17, 2021
Pre-Submission Webinar
(Virtual via Zoom)
September 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Deadline for Questions September 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Answers to RFP Questions Published

September 22, 2021
Proposals Due September 24, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Award Notifications September 28, 2021

 


SOMA COMMUNITY STABILIZATION FUND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FY2021-22

The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) and the SoMa Community Stabilization Fund (SoMa Fund) are pleased to announce the availability of up to $1,250,000 to invest in initiatives that engage and support low-income residents, nonprofits, and small businesses located in the in the SOMA Project area.

 

RFP Documents
The Request for Proposals (RFP) solicits proposals for projects that continue ongoing efforts to minimize displacement through strengthening established local institutions, affirming and expanding inclusion of local residents of all ages in programming, and implementing recommendations from the established city priorities and the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force. The RFP is in alignment with MOHCD’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, the SF Planning Department’s Central SoMa Plan, and the Cultural Districts Program.

PDF icon SOMA Community Stabilization Fund RFP (updated 10/5/2021)
File Project Budget
File Proposal Cover Sheet

 

How to Apply
If you meet the Eligibility Criteria (see page 4 of the RFP document), you are welcome to submit a grant proposal. If you have any questions, please email them to commdevRFP@sfgov.org.

Here are the instructions for submitting a proposal:

  1. You must email your proposal to MOHCD. Send your complete proposal packet to CommDevRFP@sfgov.org. Emailed proposals will be determined as undelivered and non-responsive if the email is time-stamped at 5:01 p.m. (or after) on the submission deadline date. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure email delivery prior to the submission deadline.
  2. Your proposal packet must consist of the following information:
    • Proposal Cover Sheet
    • Project Budget
    • Proposal Narrative
  3. The Proposal Cover Sheet and Project Budget are posted in Word and Excel formats, respectively, on https://sfmohcd.org/community-development-funding-opportunities for your convenience.
  4. For your Project Budget, include budget items for 12 months of the grant, starting January 1, 2022, for your grant proposal and your full program, showing other projected sources of funding, using the budget worksheet provided. Please also submit your agency's global budget in a separate document.

 

RFP Questions and Responses
Interested parties are directed not to contact any employees, agents or officials of the City other than those specifically designated in this RFP. All questions must be submitted by email to commdevRFP@sfgov.org.
PDF icon Q and A SoMA Fund RFP 9.16.21

 

RFP Timeline - REVISED on 10/6/2021

RFP Issued September 7, 2021
Pre-Submission Workshop (optional)
(Virtual via Zoom)
September 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Proposals Due October 6, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Review Period October 6 - October 27, 2021
SoMa CAC Review and Recommendations October 28, 2021
BOS Approval Process November 16: Introduction
November 30: Budget and Finance
December 7: Full BOS Approval
Grant Negotiation Begins December 8, 2021
Grant Term Start Date January 1, 2022

 

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