The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) #220 - Economic Development Grants for Cultural Programming, to fund neighborhood activation activities centered on Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Latino arts and culture, support San Francisco’s artists and cultural organizations and contribute to the revitalization of the entertainment economy in neighborhoods such as Chinatown and the Mission. This RFP includes a total of $1,900,000 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 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 #220 Issued

Friday, December 10, 2021

Deadline for Written Questions

Friday, December 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Answers to Written Questions Posted Online

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 by end of day

Proposals Due

Thursday, December 30, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Committee Review

Early January 2022

Award Notification

Anticipated January 11, 2022

Protest Period ends

5 business days following Award Notification

Projects Begin

February 2022 or later



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.


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

  • Monday, 1/10 7:00 PM - The Award Notification date for this RFP has been updated to Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
  • Tuesday, 12/21 7:45 PM - OEWD posted the Question and Answer ("Q&A) log for RFP 220 under "Documents" below.


Request for Proposals (RFP) #220

Appendix A: Application Template - Request for Proposals #220 - Prepare your proposal narrative on this document 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: Staffing and Board Chart Template - Provide details on your staff and board members, 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

Question and Answer Log for RFP 220 - 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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