Request for Proposals 218


The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) #218 - Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative - Real Estate Acquisition and Capital Needs Assessment Grant to identify an intermediary that will provide direct technical assistance to nonprofits for expenses related to acquisition planning and capital needs assessment. This RFP includes a total of $4,316,000 over a 2-year period. Year 2 funds are subject to approval in the City's Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget and grant funds may be adjusted commensurate with the results of the budget process. The grant award is anticipated to begin in January 2022, with options to renew or extend programming through fiscal year 2024-2025, subject to OEWD approval and funding appropriation.



The anticipated schedule for this RFP is below. Please check this page frequently for updates as the schedule is subject to change. 




RFP #218 Issued

Friday, November 5, 2021

Deadline for Written Questions

Friday, November 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Answers to Written Questions Posted Online

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by end of day

Proposals Due

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Committee Review

November 29, 2021-December 3, 2021

Award Notification

Anticipated December 6, 2021

Protest Period ends

5 business days following Award Notification

Projects Begin

January 2022 or later




The deadline to submit substantive questions is Friday, November 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Substantive questions are questions that seek to clarify expectations about the RFP or administrative processes. However, you may continue to submit technical questions (e.g. "How do I complete the application?") to until the submission deadline and we will respond as soon as possible.


To ensure full transparency and the opportunity for all applicants to benefit from Departmental guidance, questions should only be submitted in writing. The answers to all questions asked by the deadline will be available for download in the Documents section below.





All updates to the RFP will be posted in this section with a date/time stamp indicating when the update occurred. Any questions regarding updates should be directed to



Request for Proposals (RFP) #218

Appendix A: Application Template - Request for Proposals #218 - Prepare your narrative response on this template and submit it with your application packet.

Appendix B: Proposal Budget Template - Prepare your project budget on this template and submit it with your application packet.

Appendix C: Staff and Board Chart Template - Provide information on your staff and board on this template and submit it with your application packet.

Appendix D: City Grant Terms (Form G-100) - For reference only

Appendix E: Applicant Requirements and Guidelines - For reference only

Appendix F: Supplier Registration Instructions - For reference only



Any additional documents will be uploaded in this section, please check back frequently for updates. If you would like to request any of the above documents in an alternative format, please email  The email address is monitored between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.



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