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to Improve Childcare Facilities for Low-Income Residents

Mission Neighborhood Childcare in Affordable Housing Capital Project Grant

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City and County of San Francisco - Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD)

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05/13/22 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for capital improvements to their facilities. Funds may be used to enhance the facilities of community-based agencies located within an affordable housing project that provide childcare to low-income families. Requests will be accepted from qualifying nonprofits located in the Mission Neighborhood of San Francisco.

Mission Neighborhood Childcare in Affordable Housing Capital Project


The mission of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) is to support San Franciscans with affordable housing opportunities and essential services to build strong communities. MOHCD’s investments support the city’s most vulnerable residents.

MOHCD is seeking grant proposals to support a capital improvement project that will implement an improvement to a nonprofit facility that provides childcare to families located in the Mission neighborhood, and is located within an affordable housing project. 

“Soft Costs,” are eligible expenses from this grant. Soft Cost expenses include pre-development costs such as architectural, design and engineering services, permit fees, construction administration, environmental review, and legal and special inspection services.

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GrantWatch ID#: 203020

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Term of Contract:

Grant Term: June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2024. Contracts may start as early as June 2022. Projects should ideally be “shovel ready” projects to bring new childcare slots on line as soon as possible, e.g. by the end of calendar year 2022.

Once a grant agreement has been executed, all grant requirements must be met, and the grant must be closed, and all funds spent within twenty-four (24) months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must meet all the following eligibility requirements:
- Applicants must be a community-based agency that is non-profit and tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or apply under a valid fiscal sponsor.
- Organizations receiving a grant from this RFP must be approved City suppliers or have started the process of becoming a City Supplier at time of proposal submission.

MOHCD will prioritize eligible projects from nonprofit organizations that:
• Serve and are deeply rooted in low-income and historically underserved communities in the Mission neighborhood.
• Clearly identify how new clients and/or audiences will be acquired, and existing beneficiaries served effectively by the proposed space. This includes administrative or office space, with a focus on retaining or engaging historically underserved communities.
• Demonstrate support for their efforts from multiple sectors (e.g. partnerships with education, local businesses, excellence in volunteer engagement).
• Demonstrate evidence of planning to identify and mitigate financial risk.
• Demonstrate a track record of deep and sustained commitment to racial equity and inclusion.
• Demonstrate a commitment to providing services according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s (DPH) COVID-19 safety guidelines. Project applicants must also demonstrate that designs will be implemented in accordance with DPH guidelines for social distancing and safety.
• Have secured recent public or philanthropic investment.

Submission of collaborative proposals are encouraged and preference will be given to agencies who can increase their impact through collaboration. Such proposals may include collaboration with licensed general building contractors.

No City agencies or departments may apply for funding under this RFP.

For a list of ineligible expenses, see

Pre-proposal Conference:

MOHCD RFP Pre-Submission Webinar:

A live virtual pre-submission webinar will take place on April 22, 2022 11am-12:30. Staff will provide an overview of the RFP process, including eligibility criteria, funding descriptions, and how to apply. Applicants are encouraged to attend the webinar before submitting a proposal.

To attend a webinar, you must first register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
- To register for the pre-submission Zoom webinar:

Pre-Application Information:

- RFP Issued April 20, 2022
- MOHCD Pre-Submission Workshop April 22, 2022 at 11AM
- Deadline to Submit Questions April 25, 2022 at 5PM
- Response to Questions Posted on MOHDC Website April 27, 2022
- Deadline for Proposal Submission May 13, 2022 at 5PM
- Intent to Award Letters Sent May 30, 2022
- Contract Term Begins June 1, 2022

Proposals received after 5pm on the due date will not be considered. Please send proposals early ensure the ability to address any unforeseen technical difficulties.

Grant applicants may identify Soft Cost contractors who will be used to carry out Soft Cost project-related activities. Soft Cost contractors that are NOT listed and described in the funding application will be subject to MOHCD procurement requirements.

MOHCD contracts are administered on a cost reimbursement basis. Grantees are reimbursed after invoicing for expenses incurred.

If the grant award is supplementing other City funding given to the same project, the award must not result in total City funding exceeding 90% of the total costs of the project (up to $2 million), and 50% of the portion of the project that is more than $2 million.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the completed application to (Attach all documents to one email for each proposal. Subject Line should state “MOHCD Mission Childcare Capital Project RFP” and include the applicant's agency name.)

For questions or for technical assistance, please contact the above email.

Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development
1 South Van Ness, 5th Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415) 701-5500
Fax: (415) 701-5501
TDD (415) 701-5503
Housing hotline: (415) 701-5613

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