Grant – Improving Late-Night & Early Morning Transportation in San Francisco Neighborhoods

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) supports the City’s economic vitality through key programs focused on neighborhood commercial corridors, workforce development, joint development projects, industry-focused business recruitment and retention, small business assistance and international business development. OEWD’s goal is to work continually to make San Francisco a better place to live, work and do business.

San Francisco employees in a wide variety of industries – nightlife and entertainment, hotels, food and beverage production and distribution, janitorial and security services, and many others – must travel to and from work during late-night and early-morning hours. Access to and awareness of safe, reliable overnight transportation is critical to the continued success of these workers and their industries, as well as to the City residents and visitors who patronize many of these businesses.

In February 2015, the San Francisco Late Night Transportation Working Group (“Working Group”) released a report of findings and recommendations called The Other 9-to-5: Improving Late-Night and Early-Morning Transportation for San Francisco Workers, Residents, and Visitors. The report can be read in full at:

Pursuant to the Working Group’s report, OEWD seeks organizations to improve late-night and early-morning travel for San Francisco workers, residents, and visitors by 1) auditing the existing state of overnight travelers’ comfort, safety, security, and/or awareness of transportation options within a San Francisco neighborhood, commercial corridor, or other defined area within the City; and 2) designing and implementing location-specific projects that are responsive to the needs identified during the audit.

OEWD anticipates available funding of $40,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 for grants to be awarded under this RFP. This amount is not guaranteed, and actual funding may be less. Potential extension(s) for future fiscal years are subject to OEWD approval in its sole discretion and subject to funding appropriation. Any such extension(s), and the amount of grant funds available for the extension(s), will depend upon the performance of the grantee during the prior year(s) of the grant and other policy considerations as determined by OEWD.




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The anticipated* schedule for awarding grants is:


RFP is issued by the City: November 4, 2015

Deadline for submission of written questions or requests for clarification: November 16, 2015; noon PST

Proposals due: December 9, 2015; 5:00 p.m. PST

Panel Review: December 14-18, 2015

Grantee Selection and Award Notification: December 23, 2015

Appeals due: December 30, 2015; 5:00 p.m. PST

Anticipated service begin date: January 25, 2016

*Each date is subject to change. Check this page for latest schedule.


Related Documents

Appendix A: Sample Grant Agreement-G 100

Appendix B: Sample Proposal Budget Template