The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) #219 - Economic Development Grants, to provide an array of economic development services that aim to expand economic opportunity, sustain community institutions, revitalize public spaces, and improve the quality of life for local residents and businesses.. This RFP includes a total of $8,655,00 intended for grant and contract terms of 1 year, unless otherwise indicated in the program area descriptions. Awards are anticipated to begin in February 2022 or later, with options to renew or extend programming 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 #219 Issued

Friday, December 3, 2021

Technical Assistance Conference

Thursday, December 9, 2021
3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Held remotely via Zoom

Deadline for Written Questions

Friday, December 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Answers to Written Questions Posted Online

Wednesday, December 23, 2021 by end of day 

Proposals Due


Thursday, January 13, 2022 by 5:00 PM

Committee Review

Mid-January, 2022

Award Notification

February 28, 2022

Protest Period ends

5 business days following Award Notification

Projects Begin

February 2022 or later


To meet equity objectives and to increase transparency and accessibility, OEWD held a Technical Assistance Conference for this RFP on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 3:30P.M.  A recording of the Bidders Conference is posted below. A log of all questions asked by the Question and Answer deadline, will be posted under Document Downloads. Purely technical questions regarding how to navigate the RFP or fill out application materials will be answered until the Proposal Submission Deadline on January 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM. (Note: The video below was recorded prior to the extension of the deadline from January 6th to January 13th.)


The deadline to submit substantive questions is Friday, December 17, 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.


Applications will be accepted online, and all elements of the proposal package must be submitted by the application deadline. Please review the Proposal Package Checklist (found in Appendix A as well as the RFP) to confirm all required questions and attachments. When you are ready to submit your application, click on the following link:

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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

  • Thursday, 2/17/22 6:00 PM - The notification date for this RFP has been extended to February 28th. Program Area Z has already been awarded, and additional program areas may be awarded before February 28th. Please look out for updates from
  • Friday, 2/4/22 10:30 PM - The notification date for this RFP has been extended to February 16th. Some programs may be awarded sooner. Please look out for updates from
  • Friday, 1/22 11:30 PM - The notification date for this RFP has been extended to February 4th. Some programs may be awarded sooner. Please look out for updates from
  • Wednesday, 1/12 4:30 PM - The Award Notification date has been updated from 1/25/2022 to 1/31/2022.
  • Wednesday, 1/5 12:00 AM - The final Question and Answer (Q&A) Log for RFP 219 has been published under "Documents."
  • Thursday, 12/23 9:00 PM - The initial Question and Answer (Q&A) Log for RFP 219 has been published under "Documents." A revised posting will be published by 12/28/2021. The deadline for proposals was extended to 1/13/2022, and the anticipated award notification was extended to 1/25/2022.
  • Wednesday, 12/22 5:00 PM - The initial Question and Answer (Q&A) Log for RFP 219 will now be published on 12/23/2021.
  • Tuesday, 12/21 7:00 PM - The initial Question and Answer (Q&A) Log for RFP 219 will be published on 12/22/2021.
  • Thursday, 12/9 6:00 AM - OEWD posted the recording of the 12/9 Technical Assistance Conference above. Additionally, OEWD posted the PowerPoint (PPT) deck from the Technical Assistance Conference as well as a revised version of the Technical Assistance Resources document under Documents, below. The new Technical Assistance Resources document includes links to the Zoom meetings for all Technical Assistance Office Hours.
  • Thursday, 12/9 3:11 PM - OEWD updated a revised version of RFP 219, Appendix D, and a Technical Assistance Resources list under "Documents," found below.
  • Wednesday, 12/8 6:40 PM - OEWD updated the timeline for release of the RFP 219 online application to Thursday, December 9, 2021.


Request for Proposals (RFP) #219

Appendix A: Application Template - Request for Proposals #219 - For reference only.  Your proposal must be submitted online (application available December 9, 2021). You may use this template to prepare your narrative response.

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

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

Appendix D: Applicant Requirements and Guidelines - For reference only

Appendix E: Supplier Registration Instructions - For reference only

Technical Assistance Resources - Revised 12.15.21 - For reference only 

Technical Assistance Conference PowerPoint Deck - For reference only 

RFP 219 Question and Answer Log - Final version, updated 1.5.21 - 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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