Community Development Funding Opportunities

MOHCD provides funding for essential community services and capital improvements. 

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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 ends
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.

African American Community Stabilization RFP

MOHCD is seeking grant proposals from nonprofit organizations located in and/or serving historically African American San Francisco neighborhoods, including Bayview Hunters Point, the Fillmore, OMI, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley, and Western Addition. Among other eligibility criteria, applicants must have submitted an eligible proposal under either the Community-Based Services strategy, or the Convening and Collaboration strategy of MOHCD's 2020-2025 Community Development Services RFP, but were not recommended for funding. Please review the RFP document to learn more about this funding opportunity and how to apply. Additional materials are available below to aid in applying.

PDF icon African American Community Stabilization RFP - Spring 2020

PDF icon RFP Questions and Answers

PDF icon RFP Pre-Submission Webinar Slide Deck

File Proposal Cover Sheet

File Project Budget Worksheet

Date Event
Monday, April 27, 2020 RFP released and posted
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. Zoom pre-submission webinar
Friday, May 15, 2020 All RFP submissions due
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Start date for funded projects

Please submit all questions about this RFP to 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.

Upcoming Community Development RFPs

We plan to release grant opportunities in the following investment areas in late spring or summer 2020: Digital Equity and Organizational Capacity Building. Sign up for RFP notifications to receive these RFPs when they go out.

Date Event
Late Spring or Summer 2020 RFP posted or available for pickup at 1 S Van Ness Ave, 5th Floor
TBD Pre-submission workshop at 1 S Van Ness Ave, 5th Floor
TBD All RFP submissions due
July 1, 2020 Start date for these funding opportunities

If you have questions about these funding opportunities through Community Development, please contact Mike King at (415) 701-4228, or 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.

Funding Opportunities from the SF Real Estate Division

San Francisco provides more funding opportunities related to real estate.

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Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative

The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative provides technical and financial assistance to support nonprofits facing displacement, barriers to expansion or lease renewals at substantially higher rates amidst a volatile real estate market.

Learn more at Northern California Loan Fund