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Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for Projects to Improve the Quality of Life for Local Residents

Tenderloin Community Action Plan Grants

GrantWatch ID# 208041
Agency: City and County of San Francisco - Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) - San Francisco Planning Department

Funding Source
City and County of San Francisco - Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) - San Francisco Planning Department
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Geographic Focus
USA: California: Tenderloin project area of San Francisco

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/17/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects to improve the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended to strengthen community organizations, improve inclusion efforts for all residents, and implement a range of projects. Activities must benefit the Tenderloin project area of San Francisco.

MOHCD, OEWD, and TCAP are pleased to announce the availability of funds to invest in initiatives that engage and support low-income residents, nonprofits, and small businesses located in the Tenderloin project area and increase the quality of life of the neighborhood. The Tenderloin project area is home to some of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods within San Francisco and is recognized as an important center for many different communities: Black, American Indian, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern/Arab, Other communities of color, low-income people, people living with disabilities, seniors, families and youth, LGBTQIA++, and unsheltered residents.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) solicits services that will support ongoing efforts to minimize displacement through the strengthening of established local institutions, affirming and expanding inclusion of residents of all ages in programming, and implementing projects selected through the participatory budgeting process of the TCAP.

Funding Opportunities:

  1. Coordination for Community Action Grants Implementation under TCAP
  2. Community Engagement and Outreach for TCAP
  3. Ambassadors for Kids and Youth Safety and Cleaning Services for Basic Life Needs

On December 17, 2021, Mayor London Breed made it a priority to include response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by declaring an official 90-day State of Emergency in the Tenderloin, allowing the City to waive certain laws to more quickly respond to the conditions relating to the health and safety of the people in the neighborhood. As the operational lead, the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) drafted the Tenderloin Emergency Initiative (TEI). The TEI is a three-phase plan that outlined an initial assessment of conditions, crisis operations and plans for sustained operations in the Tenderloin to help stabilize conditions on the street. The Tenderloin Community Action Plan (TCAP) includes the third phase, sustained operations, and is facilitated by the San Francisco Planning Department (SF Planning). TCAP is a neighborhood-driven collaboration between residents, community organizations, businesses, and City agencies. Participating residents, community-based organization representatives, and small businesses will identify current needs for the neighborhood’s diverse population, develop a collective vision for Tenderloin’s future, then develop an action plan for top priorities identified by the community. These priorities include: housing and homelessness, open space, health and wellness, transit and mobility, economic development, arts and culture, and environmental justice.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
MOHCD Eligibility Requirements:
All applicants must meet all the following eligibility requirements to be considered for MOHCD funding.
- 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.
- No City agencies or departments may apply for funding under this RFP.
- You must sign and meet the provisions of a grant agreement. The grant agreement includes a scope of work and budget.
- Please note, MOHCD cannot reimburse for expenses incurred before the start of the grant agreement.

Additional Eligibility Requirements can be found at

Pre-Proposal Conference
MOHCD RFP Pre-Submission Webinar
- February 24, 2023 at 9AM
- Register at

A live virtual pre-submission webinar will be offered. Staff will provide an overview of the RFP process, including eligibility criteria, MOHCD funding opportunities, and how to apply.
- To attend a webinar, you must first register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Pre-Application Information
- RFP Issued: February 17, 2023
- Deadline for Questions: March 3, 2023 at 5PM
- Response to Questions Posted on MOHCD Website: March 9 2023
- Deadline for Submission March 24, 2023 at 5PM
- Intent to Award Letters Sent: May 2023
- Contract Term Begins: July 1, 2023

Proposals received after 5pm on the due date will not be considered.

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

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
- Coordination for Community Action Grants Implementation: Total Funding Available: $1,500,000
- Community Engagement and Outreach for TCAP: Total Funding Available: $350,000
- Ambassadors for Kids and Youth Safety and Cleaning Services for Basic Life Needs: Total Funding Available: $650,000

Term of Contract
Term: 6/1/2023 -6/30/2025

Contact Information
Send your complete proposal to

Direct questions to the above email.

City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

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