Community Development Funding Opportunities

MOHCD provides funding for essential community services and capital improvements. 

The funding opportunities below are organized by strategy, initiative, or project. Newer opportunities are listed first.

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2020-2021 LGBTQ Youth Facility Capital Project RFP

MOHCD is proud to release a new capital project funding opportunity for a nonprofit-owned space in the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District that serves LGBTQ youth. MOHCD is making up to $200,000 available in total grant funding. To learn more about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please click on the following documents:

PDF icon LGBTQ Youth Facility Capital Project RFP - Fall 2020

File Proposal Cover Sheet

File Project Budget Worksheet

Date Event
Thursday, November 19, 2020 RFP released to the public
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Pre-submission webinar for eligible applicants
Thursday, December 10, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Proposals due to MOHCD
Late December 2020 Award notifications sent

All questions about the RFP must be submitted in writing to CommDevRFP@sfgov.org.

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.

2020-2021 SoMa Community Stabilization Fund Capital Projects RFP

MOHCD is proud to release a new capital projects funding opportunity through the South of Market (SoMa) Community Stabilization Fund. The Fund is making up to $3,000,000 available for the rehabilitation, acquisition, and/or development of community facilities located in the SoMa neighborhood. To learn more about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please click on the following documents:

PDF icon SoMa Fund Capital Projects RFP - Fall 2020

File Proposal Cover Sheet

File Project Budget Worksheet

PDF icon RFP Questions and Answers

Date Event
Thursday, November 12, 2020 RFP released to the public
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. Pre-submission webinar for eligible applicants
Thursday, December 3, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Proposals due to MOHCD
Late February or early March 2021 Award notifications sent

All questions about the RFP must be submitted in writing to CommDevRFP@sfgov.org.

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.

2020-2021 Cultural Districts RFP: "Community Building and Impact"

MOHCD recently closed a new funding opportunity for the following eight eligible San Francisco Cultural Districts: the African American Arts & Cultural District; the American Indian Cultural District; the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District; the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District; the Japantown Cultural District; the Leather LGBTQ District; the SoMa Pilipinas Cultural District; and the Transgender Cultural District. Each of the eight Cultural Districts could apply for up to $265,000 in one-time community building and impact grant funding. To learn more about this funding opportunity, please click on the following document:

PDF icon 2020-2021 Cultural Districts RFP - Community Building and Impact

Date Event
Friday, October 2, 2020 RFP released to the public
Friday, October 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Pre-submission webinar for eligible applicants
Friday, October 23, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Proposals due to MOHCD
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Award notifications sent

All questions about the RFP must be submitted in writing to CommDevRFP@sfgov.org.

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.

2020-2021 African American Community Stabilization RFP: Final Grant Awards

The application deadline for MOHCD's Request for Proposals (RFP) for its new African American Community Stabilization Initiative closed on May 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. We received a total of 17 eligible proposals. After an extensive proposal review process, MOHCD is proud to present the final grant awards from this RFP. All grant awards are now for 9 months, with grant terms starting October 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. Official award notifications were sent to applicants on September 15, 2020. To review the final grant awards, please click the following document:

PDF icon 2020-2021 African American Community Stabilization RFP Final Grant Awards

All questions about the RFP and grant awards should be directed to Malik Looper at malik.looper@sfgov.org.

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.

2020-2025 Community Development RFP: Final Funding Recommendations

The application deadline for MOHCD's Request for Proposals (RFP) for its next five-year funding cycle of Community Development Services closed on October 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. We received a total of 316 eligible proposals. After an extensive proposal review process and delays brought on by budget uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, MOHCD is proud to present its final funding recommendations from this RFP. All recommendations are now for 9 months, with grant terms starting October 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. We will send official award notifications to applicants once the Board of Supervisors approves our fiscal year 2020-2021 budget. To review our final funding recommendations, please click the following document:

PDF icon 2020-2025 Community Development RFP Final Funding Recommendations

Please note: these recommendations are only for the non-federal funding portion of Community Development's grant budget. If you already received 12-month federal CDBG or HOPWA funding for fiscal year 2020-2021, that portion of your grant recommendation will not show in the below version. You can verify whether your organization is receiving federal funding in fiscal year 2020-2021 by clicking PDF icon here.

Date Event
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Draft funding decisions made public
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Public hearing at SF Main Public Library, Koret Auditorium
Friday, February 21, 2020 Public comment period ended
September 2020 Award notifications sent

All questions about the RFP and funding recommendations must be submitted in writing to CommDevRFP@sfgov.org.

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.

2020-2021 Community Development Grant Renewal Recommendations

Every year MOHCD has existing grants that were procured through competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) processes in previous years. Due to the sole source status of the provider, critical nature of the services and/or target population, and/or ongoing fund source, these grants are renewed for a subsequent program year without the need for another RFP process. For fiscal year 2020-2021, MOHCD has 45 such grants. All recommendations are now for 9 months, with grant terms starting October 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. We will send official award notifications to these ongoing grantees once the Board of Supervisors approves our fiscal year 2020-2021 budget. To review our grant renewal recommendations, please click the following document:

PDF icon 2020-2021 Community Development Grant Renewal Recommendations

All questions about these funding recommendations must be submitted in writing to michael.king@sfgov.org.

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.

2020-2021 Community Development Federal Grant Allocations

MOHCD's federal grant allocations for fiscal year 2020-2021, which include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program dollars, have already been approved by the Board of Supervisors. Grant allocations are for 12 months, with grant terms starting July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. To review our list of fiscal year 2020-2021 federal grants, please click the following document:

PDF icon 2020-2021 Community Development Federally-Funded Projects

All questions about these grant awards must be submitted in writing to michael.king@sfgov.org.

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.

COVID-19 Emergency Resources for Nonprofits and Special Districts

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, resources may be available to your organization in the form of grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), and through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and other sources.

Please visit the SF Responds website for more information about these resources and their application processes.

The City and County of San Francisco Controller's Office will host a webinar to introduce interested parties to this information and to answer questions. Webinar details will be posted on the SF Responds website.

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