Bid Opportunity: Request for Proposals (RFP) 209

Dear Potential Applicant,

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (“OEWD”) is proud to issue Request for Proposals (“RFP”) 209 today, September 4, 2018. The funding in this RFP touches nearly every aspect of San Francisco’s diverse economy, with a focus on advancing equity and shared prosperity for all residents.

OEWD is issuing this Request for Proposals for grants to strengthen neighborhood commercial districts by expanding and sustaining services that ensure the vitality of San Francisco’s commercial areas, Community Benefit Districts, cultural districts and public spaces; to increase support for community engagement across neighborhoods; to expand services under three existing Workforce Development service areas and two sector workforce program pilots, and to further our support of vulnerable communities increasing access to healthy food for seniors and underserved neighborhoods. In total, OEWD has allocated resources to make grants in 22 different program areas, detailed in Section II of the RFP.

The full text version of the RFP including a detailed timeline and application instructions are posted to the OEWD website and available for download at:

To meet equity objectives, increase transparency and accessibility, OEWD will be holding a bidders conference. While attendance is not a prerequisite to apply, interested applicants are encouraged to attend. The Bidders Conference will be an opportunity to determine the eligibility of proposed projects as well as to receive technical assistance on completing the required elements of the proposal packet. Additionally, staff will be on-hand to assist with questions related to navigating the City Supplier (vendor) process. The Bidders Conference will take place:

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time: 12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM

Location: 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70

         San Francisco, CA 94102

Questions related to this RFP will be accepted through Friday, September 14 at 5:00 PM. To submit a question, email and include “RFP 209” in the subject line.

Complete application packets must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday, September 28, 2018. No Exceptions.

Please check the above website frequently for additional information concerning this funding opportunity.


Office of Economic & Workforce Development

If you would like to request any documents related to this RFP in an alternative format, please email or visit the Office of Economic and Workforce Development at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 between 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Office of Economic & Workforce Development

(415) 701-4848