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Current DCYF RFPs and Grant Opportunities

Updated April 21, 2017

Open RFPs, RFQs, and Grant Opportunities

There are currently no open DCYF funding opportunities.

Closed RFPs and Grant Opportunities

Funding Available: 2017 Summer Learning Day Collaborative

Summer Learning Day is a national day of advocacy created to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning to help close the achievement gap for youth, and to highlight the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy in the summer. Summer Learning Day is a chance to showcase services for children, youth, and families, and generate increased support for summer learning in San Francisco and nationwide. In order to support Summer Learning Day, DCYF is seeking to fund grants of up to $3,000 for up to ten neighborhood collaborations to host events that promote San Francisco’s Summer 2017 theme of “Read, Explore, Connect and Play.” Applications were due by April 21.

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Request for Qualifications: Fiscal Support and Program Management for Youth Empowerment Fund Programs

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeks organizations that have a strong fiscal management and organizational capacity to provide fiscal support and program management support for the Youth Empowerment Fund in implementing its multiple youth leadership and mini grant programs. Fiscal support will be required in the form of tracking and processing revenue and expenditures and administering payments to vendors as identified by the Youth Empowerment Fund for specific programs and activities. Applications were due by April 12, 2017 at 5pm.
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DCYF Community Grant Request for Proposals
The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to create additional slots for youth programming in the City and County of San Francisco. The department expects to make a single award of $400,000 to a nonprofit organization that meets the following criteria: (1) provides comprehensive afterschool programming (2) serves multiple sites throughout the City and County of San Francisco and (3) is community-based. Applicants that do not meet all three of these criteria will not be considered for an award.
Applications Due By February 15.

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DCYF, First 5, and Human Services Agency's Notice of Funding Available for Family Resource Centers in San Francisco
First 5 San Francisco, DCYF, and HSA have allocated up to $12,400,000 annually to jointly fund FRCs serving neighborhoods and City-wide populations. Family Resource Centers provide human services support with a focus on the whole family and facilitate families to be resources to each other. Services at FRCs span a broad continuum of preventive to supportive. FRC staff assist families to link to supports that are beyond the capacity of the FRC to provide. Program activities are tailored to the unique strengths, needs, and wants of families and are family-centered, culturally competent and strength based.
Applications Due By February 24.

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DCYF Opportunity Fund
The purpose of the DCYF Opportunity Fund is to address unexpected, unbudgeted CBO needs that arise during the course of the normal funding cycle. The funds cannot be used to support general operations, program expansion, or pilot projects. The Fund cannot be used to address needs of CBO clients and/or program participants. The Opportunity Fund is only available for current DCYF grantees.
Applications Due By March 1.

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At the beginning of each new fiscal year 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. This year, and in all following years, DCYF will conduct an open and transparent Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the budget amendments that we receive. 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.

Applications were due by Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5pm.

Questions about the Community Grants RFP must be submitted via email to communitygrantsrfp@dcyf.org by Friday, September 2 at 5pm. DCYF staff will not answer questions about the RFP on the phone or in person. Answers to submitted questions will be posted on the DCYF website by Tuesday, September 5.

DCYF is confident that the Community Grants RFP will prove a transparent, effective process that will address community needs through strong programming. We hope to have final funding decisions completed by November 2016.

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DCYF has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify a nonprofit organization to coordinate the services of up to ten community partners in an African American Empowerment Collaborative (AAEC). The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for overall program outcomes and financial management of the project.

The African American Empowerment Collaborative (AAEC) is a community-driven approach to achieving better outcomes for high need, multiple system involved African American youth and families. The initiative will weave together evidence-based practices through a culturally competent collaborative across the following five core areas: workforce, education, family support, health and wellness, and violence prevention. Over the next two years AAEC will build a system of community-level coordination around these core areas that ensures community-driven services for high risk individuals ages 14-24 and their families.

Estimated Timeline (Dates may be subject to change)
Request for Proposals Issued: Monday, August 1, 2016
Question Submission Period Ends: Friday, August 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.
Answers to Questions Posted: Tuesday August 9 by 5:00 p.m.
Proposals Due: Monday, August 15, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Award Decision Finalized: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Request for Proposals (RFP) for Commercial Food Service Vendor
City and County of San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and their Families (DCYF) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit qualified food service management companies (either commercial enterprises or nonprofit organizations) that are interested in the procurement, preparation and delivery of high-quality, nutritious and unitized:

A. Suppers from August through May for USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
B. Snacks from June through August for use in the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
and school-year snacks from August through May for the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Qualified food service management companies will be selected to implement the services described above from August 2016 - August 2021. The selected organization will work closely with DCYF both before and after the program’s duration to ensure that all systems are in place to stay in compliance with federal, state and local regulations regarding SFSP, CACFP and food safety standards.

- Deadline: Wednesday, May 11th 2016 at 5pm
- Submission: Submit one (1) single-sided original and three double-sided copies to DCYF offices-\
- Question Submission: Period Ends on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 5pm
- Contact: Michelle Kim (michelle.kim@dcyf.org)

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City and County of San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and their Families (DCYF) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit qualified food service management companies (either commercial enterprises or nonprofit organizations) that are interested in the procurement, preparation and delivery of high-quality, nutritious and unitized: A. Suppers from August through May for USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). B. Snacks from June through August for use in the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and school-year snacks from August through May for the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Qualified food service management companies will be selected to implement the services described above from August 2016 - August 2021.  The selected organization will work closely with DCYF both before and after the program’s duration to ensure that all systems are in place to stay in compliance with federal, state and local regulations regarding SFSP, CACFP and food safety standards. 

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Request for Proposals: Summer Snack Vendor
Earlier this year DCYF released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit qualified food service management companies interested in the procurement, preparation, and delivery of high-quality, nutritious and unitized lunches, suppers, and snacks during the summer of 2016. A vendor was selected to provide lunches and suppers, but after careful consideration and re-evaluation of the summer meals program DCYF decided to re-issue an RFP to solicit qualified food service management companies that are interested in providing snacks at participating summer sites.

Estimated Timeline (subject to change)

-Request for Proposals Issued: Friday, February 26, 2016
-Question Submission Period Ends: Thursday, March 3, 2016, 5pm
-Proposals Due: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5pm
-Public Bid Opening: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (time TBD)
-Site Visits or Interviews (as needed): Informed by March 22, 2016 (scheduled for 3/28/16-4/1/16)
-Award Decision Finalized: Monday, April 11, 2016

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a USDA Child Nutrition program that funds free meals to prevent hunger among children during times when school is not in session. During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. Lack of adequate, nutritious food during the summer months may set up a cycle of poor performance when school begins again, and may make children more prone to illness and other health issues. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children remain healthy and continue their personal growth and development when school is not in session.

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Request for Proposals: Summer Food Service Vendor

DCYF has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit qualified food service management companies (either commercial enterprises or non-profit organizations) that are interested in the procurement, preparation and delivery of high-quality, nutritious and unitized:

A. Lunches from June through August for use in the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in San Francisco and suppers from August through May for USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

B. Snacks from June through August for use in the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and school-year snacks from August through May for USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Qualified food service management companies will be selected to implement the services described above. The selected organization will work closely with DCYF both before and after the program’s duration to ensure that all systems are in place to stay in compliance with federal, state and local regulations regarding SFSP, CACFP and food safety standards.

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Request for Proposals: Disconnected Transitional Age Youth

DCYF is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify and fund strategies to improve outcomes for disconnected Transitional Age Youth (TAY). For the purposes of this RFP and as defined by Charter Section 16.108 of the Children and Families First Legislation, disconnected TAY are defined as young people ages 18-24 who:

• Are homeless or in danger of homelessness;
• Have dropped out of high school;
• Have a disability or other special needs, including substance abuse;
• Are low-income parents;
• Are undocumented;
• Are new immigrants and/or English learners;
• Are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning ("LGBTQQ"); and/or
• Are transitioning from the foster care, juvenile justice, criminal justice or special education system.

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Request for Proposals: District 2 Youth Arts Programming (Closed)
DCYF has issued a Request for Proposals to identify a nonprofit organization to provide youth-oriented arts programming in San Francisco’s District 2, with special emphasis on the Presidio. Proposals were due by Friday, October 9, 2015
Notice of Funding Available: Beacon Center at Willie L. Brown Middle School (Closed)
DCYF is releasing this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for a new Beacon Center at Willie L. Brown Middle School. Through this NOFA, DCYF seeks to identify a community based organization with a track record of providing high quality afterschool programming and working effectively within a school setting to generate positive outcomes for students and their families.
Request for Qualifications for Technical Assistance and Capacity Building with Content Expertise (Closed)
DCYF is seeking to create two pools of qualified vendors for Technical Assistance & Capacity Building in the following areas:

(1) Technical Assistance and Capacity Building with Content Expertise, and
(2) Finance and Administration Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

Qualified respondents will have the opportunity to contract with a term of one (1) to two (2) years from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016 to perform any or all of the services as described in Section V of the RFQ. The final terms and conditions of the contract shall be subject to negotiation. The Department may, at its sole discretion, make multiple contracts based upon the list of qualified respondents.

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Request for Qualifications ~ San Francisco Expanded Learning Collaborative's Citywide Technical Assistance & Capacity Building Efforts for Out-of-School Time Programs (Closed)
DCYF is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit a pool of qualified organizations interested in providing capacity building and technical assistance to improve the quality of services for children and youth. The organizations pre-qualified through this RFQ will have the opportunity to contract with DCYF to provide technical assistance and capacity building for our grantees across various service areas we fund.

Notice of Funding Available: Mission Beacon Center (Closed)
DCYF is releasing this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Mission Beacon at Everett Middle School. Through this NOFA, DCYF seeks to identify a community based organization with a track record of providing high quality afterschool programming and working effectively within a school setting to generate positive outcomes for students and their families.

Request for Proposals ~ 2014-2016 Beacon Initiative (Closed)
DCYF has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) representing the availability of approximately $2.8 million from the San Francisco General Fund and Children’s Fund during the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016 to fund eight Beacon Initiative Hub Sites in San Francisco. Annual grant awards from DCYF for each of the eight Beacon Hub Sites will range from approximately $270,000 to $470,000.
Request for Proposals ~ Matching Grants for Summer ExCEL Programs (Closed)
DCYF has allocated matching grant funds to support SFUSD’s Summer ExCEL programs serving kindergarten to 8th grade students that hold ASES or 21st CCLC Supplemental contracts for FY 2014-¬15 through FY 2015¬-16.

Request for Qualifications ~ Youth Empowerment Fund: Fiscal Support and Program Management for Youth Empowerment Fund Programs (Closed)
DCYF plans to issue one award of up for $270,000 for the period beginning February 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2014, as well as an award ranging between $450,00-$550,00 annually for the period beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2016 for the Fiscal Support and Program Management for Youth Empowerment Fund Programs. Awarded organization will be allowed to charge no more than 10% of total grant as a fiscal sponsorship fee, and can allocate an additional 5% in other administrative expenses, including those of subcontractors, if any.

Request for Proposals ~ Youth Led Organizing in San Francisco's District 6 (Closed)
DCYF plans to issue one award of up to $50,000 annually for the period beginning January 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2016 for the implementation of a Youth-Led Organizing program in District 6. Awarded organization will be allowed to charge no more than 15% in administrative expenses, including those of subcontractors, if any.

Notice of Availability of Funds ~ Gatherings 4 Change Youth Summit Grants (Closed)
The Gatherings for Change Youth Summits Mini-Grant was created by the Youth Empowerment Fund (YEF) of the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families (DCYF) to foster coalition and community building among youth within San Francisco's highest need neighborhoods. By bringing together youth from various backgrounds and encouraging collaboration between youth organizations, youth can work together to be agents of change for issues facing the communities they live in.

Notice of Availability of Funds ~ 2013-2016 RFP (Closed)
The Department of Children, Youth and their Families is proud to announce the Request for Proposal for Available Funds for Children & Youth Services in San Francisco issued on November 16, 2012. This RFP represents approximately $17 - 22 million to be allocated in two Services Areas: Out of School Time & Youth Leadership, Empowerment, and Development. Other Service Areas may be awarded funds in separate competitive solicitation processes at a later time.

Funding Opportunity Announcement ~ Youth Empowerment Fund Mini Grants (Closed)
GrantsSF Youth Empowerment Fund, a project of the Department of Children, Youth, and their Families is making funds available for Youth-led projects. A total of $50,000 are available for projects taking place between July- December 2012.

Bidding Announcement ~ Early Care and Education (Closed)
Joint Funders RFP - NOFA #518: The City and County of San Francisco Early Care and Education Joint Funders (San Francisco Human Services Agency, the Department of Children, Youth and their Families, and First 5 San Francisco) are making funding available to eligible child care centers to support compensation of classroom staff in eligible child care centers. The proposal due date is May 7, 2012 at 12pm.

Notice of Availability of Funds (Closed)
The Department of Children, Youth and their Families, First 5 San Francisco and the San Francisco Human Service Agency announce this Notice of Availability of Funds (NOFA) of up to $10,441,138 to support neighborhood based and population focused family resource centers in San Francisco. Grant awards are anticipated to begin July 1, 2012 and are renewable (for up to 2 additional years) pending performance and fund availability. The NOFA document will be available on or about February 17, 2012 at www.first5sf.org. Interested parties should consult the NOFA document for application instructions, bidder's conference details, and objectives for these funds. The proposal due date is March 30, 2012.

Bidding Announcement: Notice of Availability of Funds (RFP) #513: Notice of Availability of Funding (Closed)
DCYF, First 5 San Francisco, and Human Services Agency are announcing funding in the Early Child Care and Education service area. RFP will be released on Feb, 17, 2012.

 

 

 

 

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