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.
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.
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