Grants and Contracts

SF Environment works with a range of contractors and grantees to help achieve our environmental goals. Over the past eleven years, we have provided approximately $23 million in grant funding to local non-profits and invested more than $45 million in local businesses and organizations for environmental services.

SF Environment issues Requests for Proposals (RFP) to secure technical support and award grants.

Contracts - RFPs - Grants


Contracts

SF Environment uses a competitive bidding process to award contracts to businesses and organizations for technical support services for a wide array of environmental needs. We may occasionally issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify companies that are technically qualified to provide a specific service.

Current Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

Marketing, Outreach Services

The Department is seeking highly qualified contractor and subcontractor teams with experience in marketing, advertising, market research, creative development, collateral production, media planning and buying, marketing analysis, branding, public relations, and culturally relevant, multilingual community outreach to provide contract services on an as-needed basis.  The Request for Proposals is available on the City’s Office of Contract Administration (OCA) website.

As Needed Energy Services

The Department of the Environment announces a Request for Proposals for As Needed Energy Services for the Department’s energy and climate programs, including energy efficiency, renewable and alternative energy components, and climate protection initiatives.   SFEnvironment is seeking to engage prime contractors to provide as-needed research, energy engineering, technical analysis, policy, program design and implementation support.  The Request for proposals is available on the City’s Office of Contract Administration (OCA) website.

Grants

The San Francisco Carbon Fund

Since July 2009, the City and County of San Francisco has levied an innovative carbon fee on municipal airline travel to support the San Francisco Carbon Fund (SF Carbon Fund), which funds local projects that mitigate carbon emissions. The SF Carbon Fund awards grants and contracts to businesses, community-based organizations and schools for local projects that mitigate carbon and ultimately improve San Francisco’s natural infrastructure and enhance the quality of the living environment. In prior funding cycles the SF Carbon Fund has made awards for biodiesel and urban forest pilot projects. Learn more about the San Francisco Carbon Fund and the work of past grant recipients.

Zero Waste Grant Program

The Zero Waste Program awards funding to non-profit organizations (registered with the IRS as 501(C)3 organizations) whose work in reuse, recycling, and composting helps San Francisco reach its goal of zero waste by 2020. Learn more about Zero Waste Grants  and the work of grant recipients.

Environmental Justice

Since 2001, the Environmental Justice Program has supported non-profit organizations (registered with the IRS as 501(C)3 organizations) serving the Bayview Hunters Point and Potrero Hill neighborhoods—two areas that have historically been burdened by pollution—to help them become healthier, more sustainable communities. Projects have included solar installations on low-income homes, urban agriculture and healthy food initiatives, green job training, and many others. While the bulk of grantmaking ended in 2011, the Environmental Justice Program periodically releases RFP's from grants it receives from outside organizations such the US EPA. Learn more about the Environmental Justice Program and the work of our grant recipients.


Sample City Contract & Grant Agreement

Other City and County of San Francisco grant and contract opportunities (not a definitive list)