The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) #223 - Economic and Workforce Development Grants, to identify nonprofit partners to implement a host of economic and workforce development programs. This RFP includes twenty-four (24) distinct program areas and an anticipated total funding allocation for initial grants of $11,450,000. Grant awards are anticipated to begin in July 2022, unless otherwise noted. For some programs, OEWD may elect to renew or extend services through fiscal year 2025-2026, 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 #223 Issued

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Deadline for Written Questions

Monday, May 9, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Answers to Written Questions Posted Online

Initial Posting: Friday, April 29, 2022 by end of day

Final Posting: Thursday, May 12, 2022 by end of day

Proposals Due

Apply online, see below.

Thursday, May 19, 2022 by 5:00 PM

Committee Review

Mid-May through early June, 2022

Award Notification

Anticipated June 7, 2022

Protest Period ends

5 business days following Award Notification

Projects Begin

July 2022 or later (see program areas)




OEWD hosted an optional online Technical Assistance Conference via Zoom to assist applicants in determining the eligibility of proposed projects, completing the proposal package, and navigating City requirements. Click below to watch the video recorded on Monday, April 25, 2022.


Substantive Questions

The deadline to submit substantive questions was Monday, May 9, 2022 at 11:59 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.


Additional Technical Assistance

OEWD will offer five (5) virtual technical assistance sessions (held online via Zoom) to support applicants with the online application. If you would like 1:1 or small group consultation on the online application form, please join us for one of the following sessions (no pre-registration required):



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


May 13, 2022 at 1:30 A.M. - The optional online Technical Assistance Conference was posted in the "Technical Assistance" section above.

May 12, 2022 at 2:20 P.M. - The final posting of the RFP 223 Question and Answer (Q&A) log has been published under "Documents", below.

April 29, 2022 at 6:20 P.M. - The initial posting of the RFP 223 Question and Answer (Q&A) log has been published under "Documents", below.



Applications will be accepted online, and all elements of the proposal package must be submitted by the application deadline.



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Request for Proposals (RFP) #223

Appendix A: Application Questions - RFP #223 - For reference only. This document contains the questions that you will find in the online application. Click to download.

Appendix B: Proposal Budget Template - REQUIRED. This is the standard budget template that must be uploaded with your online submission.

Appendix C: City Grant Terms (Form G-100) - For reference only. This document provides standard City boilerplate language that will be included in the resulting grants awarded through this RFP.

Appendix D: Applicant Requirements and Guidelines - For reference only. This document provides additional details on key City administrative requirements that apply to applicants.

Appendix E: Supplier Registration Instructions - For reference only.

Initial Posting: RFP 223 Question and Answer Log - Published 4/29/2022

Final Posting: RFP 223 Question and Answer Log - Published 5/12/2022

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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