REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Nonprofit Displacement

Technical and Financial Assistance to Mitigate Nonprofit Displacement in the Arts and Cultural Sector and/or Social Service Sector

The San Francisco Arts Commission (“SFAC”) and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (“MOHCD”) are issuing this request for proposals (“RFP”) from nonprofits to receive funding to enable them to perform a variety of technical services and provide direct financial assistance for San Francisco arts and/or social service nonprofits at risk of displacement due to escalating rental and real estate costs.

The SFAC has been authorized to distribute funding from the City and County of San Francisco’s Reserves by the Board of Supervisors to make grant/s totaling $2,000,000.00 to one or more intermediary nonprofits that will in turn make sub-grants and provide technical assistance to stabilize arts nonprofits at risk of eviction or forced to vacate San Francisco due to escalating real estate pricing. The SFAC may choose to augment this funding from other eligible funding sources at its sole discretion during the period covered by this procurement.

MOHCD has been authorized to distribute funding from the City and County of San Francisco’s Reserves by the Board of Supervisors to make grant/s totaling $2,515,000.00 to one or more intermediary nonprofits that will in turn make sub-grants and provide technical assistance to stabilize social service nonprofits at risk of eviction or forced to vacate San Francisco due to escalating real estate pricing. MOHCD may choose to augment this funding from other eligible funding sources at its sole discretion during the period covered by this procurement.

This procurement will cover three fiscal years, 2015-2017. If a renewal option is exercised in years two and/or three, subsequent grant amounts will depend upon the performance of the grantee during the first year of the grant, and other policy considerations as determined by the SFAC and MOHCD.

Grantee must submit monthly narrative and financial reports, monthly invoices for reimbursement, and an annual final report (format to be determined) detailing grant activities in fiscal year 2014-2015 and a revised scope of work and budget for fiscal years 2015-2017 based on the previous year’s grant award and activities.

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