Each year at the beginning of the new fiscal year in July, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors releases a list of budget amendments, commonly known as "addbacks." These are funds that each Supervisor allocates to various City departments for programs in their respective districts.
Some Supervisors choose to allocate funds to projects selected by their constituents through a process known as Participatory Budgeting. This is a public process for San Francisco residents to recommend and vote on how some public funds are budgeted. Residents of participating districts who are 16 years old and older have the opportunity to develop, propose, and vote on one-time services or projects.
This year, and in all following years, DCYF will be conducting an open and transparent RFP process for the budget amendments that we receive both through the addback process as well as Participatory Budgeting. This competitive process is utilized throughout the City for the allocation of public funds. We look forward to your creative ideas to help provide equitable and holistic services to the community.
The 2017-18 Community Grants RFP contains awards for 19 individual programs. Details of each award are available in the RFP document.
Click Here to Access the 2017-18 Community Grants RFP Document
Proposals may only be submitted online via DCYF's Community Grants portal. All agencies interested in applying for the Community Grants RFP must register in order to receive access to the online application.
Click Here to Access the Community Grants Online Registration Application Page
On November 16 DCYF released the final Questions and Answers for the Community Grants RFP. DCYF will no longer accept questions regarding the RFP.
- RFP Issued: Monday, November 6, 2017
- Question Submission Period Ends: Friday, November 10 at 5pm
- Answers to Questions Posted: Thursday, November 16
- Proposals Due: Friday, December 1 by 5pm
- Award Decisions Finalized: Wednesday, January 17, 2018