The 2018-2023 DCYF Request for Proposals (RFP) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) are now open.
We strongly encourage anyone interested in applying for the RFP and RFQ to watch the YouTube Training Videos about our new online system prior to accessing the RFP and RFQ documents. Click Here for More Information About the Training Videos.
On August 18th DCYF released the answers to all of the questions submitted about the RFP and RFQ before 5pm on August 11th, 2017.
Estimated Timeline (Dates Subject to Change)
- RFP and RFQ Issued: July 31, 2017.
- Pre-Proposal Conferences: August 7, 2017.
- Question Submission Period Ends: August 11, 2017 at 5pm.
- Answers to Questions Posted: August 18, 2017. Answers to questions submitted during the question submission period will be posted on this page.
- Proposals Due: September 25, 2017.
- Award Decision Finalized: February 5, 2018.
Results Based Accountability Documents
Results Based Accountability (RBA) is a disciplined and data-driven way of thinking and taking action that DCYF used to develop the SAP, Request for Proposals, and RBA Indicator Scorecards.
Important RFP Documents
In order to aid applicants in the completion of the Budget section of their RFP/RFQ response, DCYF has prepared a Budget Guide. This document contains details on all seven budget categories, as well as a set of recommendations on how to prepare your budget.
Community Needs Assessment
A comprehensive Community Needs Assessment (CNA) and Equity Analysis are the first elements of DCYF’s planning cycle. The CNA was approved by the Children & Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee (OAC) on August 8, 2016, and the Board of Supervisors approved the CNA on July 18, 2017.
Services Allocation Plan
The Services Allocation Plan (SAP) is the second element of DCYF’s planning cycle. The SAP is based on findings from the CNA and will be used to guide DCYF's investments for the 2018-23 Funding Cycle. The SAP was approved by the OAC on May 15, 2017, and was approved by the Board of Supervisors on July 18, 2017.
City & County of San Francisco's Local Action Plan
The Local Action Plan includes an assessment of existing resources that target juvenile offenders and their families, strategies to reduce juvenile delinquency, and strategies to address underlying risk factors for youth who are referred to the juvenile justice system. Additionally, the Local Action Plan outlines how San Francisco ensures collaboration in service to this population.
Please click on the following links to access training videos on DCYF’s online 2018-2023 RFP system. General instructions on how to use the RFP system are also available in the RFP-RFQ document.
Part 1. How to Create a User Account and Log-In
This four-minute video includes instructions on how to create a user account and log in to the system. Please watch this video before watching Parts 2 and 3 of the training series. Agencies that are submitting proposals for MYEEP, YouthWorks or the Summer Transitions Initiative may also watch this video to learn how to create a user account and log in to the RFQ system.
Part 2. How to Access the RFP-RFQ Document and Create an Agency Profile
This seven-minute video explains how to access and download the RFP-RFQ document and create an Agency Profile in the system. Please watch this video before watching Part 3 of the training series. Agencies that are submitting proposals for MYEEP, YouthWorks or the Summer Transitions Initiative may also watch this video to learn how to access the RFQ document and create an Agency Profile in the RFQ system.
Part 3. How to Create and Submit Proposals
DO NOT watch this video unless you have watched Parts 1 and 2 of this training series. This 15-minute video provides instruction on how to create and submit proposals in the system. Agencies that are submitting proposals for MYEEP, YouthWorks or the Summer Transitions Initiative may also watch this video to learn how to create and submit proposals through the RFQ system.
DCYF Equity Portal
DCYF will apply an equity-based funding strategy to ensure that the Children & Youth Fund will be distributed "equitably among services for all age groups – from infancy to transitional age youth.” Please visit the DCYF Equity Portal for more information about DCYF's commitment to equitable funding.