Grants and Contracts

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/RFIs/RFQs - Grants


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. Click here for sample city contracts.

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Current Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Information (RFIs), and Request for Qualifications (RFQs)

Request for Information (RFI): Fix Lead SF Project, a lead abatement program for San Francisco homes. Please review information related to the RFI here: Fix Lead SF Project (San Francisco City Partner website)

Request for Qualifications (RFQs) Green Building Consultants and Program Support:
SF Environment is seeking qualified suppliers to submit proposals for professional services for green building technical assistance.

We are seeking to engage one or more firms to provide:
Green Building Program Support: technical, environmental, social, and economic research; building code analyses; post-occupancy evaluations; software configuration; and policy and program design and implementation.

To view the solicitation:
Step 1: Click Link for City's Public Solicitation Site
Step 2: Toggle the “Department” Drop down to “Environment” & click “Search”
Step 3: Click on “ENV | RFQ Green Building Consultants & Program Support”
Step 4: Click “See Attachments” to view the RFQ and related attachments.

Request for Proposals (RFP): Green Business Recruitment and Pre-bate Program

SF Environment will offer one grant to a community-based organization to engage and recruit businesses in historically underserved communities into the Green Business Program. Please review information related to the RFP here: Green Business Recruitment and Pre-bate Program RFP



Click here for sample city grant agreements. 

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. See Current SF Carbon Fund RFP and San Francisco Carbon Fund Request for Proposals for Low Carbon Congregations.

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. 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)