Community Development Funding Opportunities

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

 

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 9/20/2021)
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 9/17/2021

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 20, 2021
SoMa CAC Review and Recommendations October 21, 2021
BOS Approval Process November 2: Introduction
November 16: Budget and Finance
November 23: Full BOS Approval
Grant Negotiation Begins November 24, 2021
Grant Term Start Date January 1, 2022

 


 

MISSION NONPROFIT SPACE DESIGN PROJECT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) supports San Franciscans with affordable housing opportunities and essential community services. MOHCD’s Community Development Division awards grants to nonprofit organizations to provide essential and high-quality services to city residents.

To help ensure the sustainability of these nonprofit organizations and the essential services they provide, the Community Development Division also awards grants for pre-development, capital improvement and acquisition projects. This Request for Proposals (RFP) is the vehicle by which MOHCD awards grants for pre-development and capital improvement of nonprofit facilities and space throughout the city.

At this time MOHCD has $200,000 intended to support pre-development activities for an organization that manages and leases space to nonprofits, especially arts and cultural organizations, in the Mission District of San Francisco. The funds can be used toward pre-development costs such as architectural, design and engineering services, permit fees, construction administration, environmental review, and legal and special inspection services.
 

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

The sources and uses budget inclusive of all project costs is the sources and uses budget for the entire project (the building) that the proposed cultural space will be a part of. The predevelopment costs, construction administration costs and other “soft” costs that can be paid for with the Mission Nonprofit Space Design grant should be shown as part of the costs listed in the sources and uses budget of the project.

PDF icon Mission Nonprofit Space Design RFP - Summer 2021.pdf
File Proposal Cover Sheet.doc
Microsoft Office document icon Form H - Subcontracts and Equipment Purchases (added 9/13/2021)


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.
PDF icon Q&A Mission Nonprofit Space Design RFP 9.10.21

RFP Timeline

RFP Issued Monday, August 16, 2021
Pre-Submission Workshop (optional) Thursday, August 19, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Question Submission Period Ends Friday, September 3, 2021
at 5:00 p.m.
Answers to Questions Posted Thursday, September 9, 2021
Proposals Due Friday, September 17, 2021
at 5:00 p.m.
Non-Responsive Proposals Notified Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Grant Award Letters Sent Late September 2021
Appeal Period Ends 5 business days after grant letters sent

 

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