This Request for Proposals is being issued by San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) SF Environment is seeking multiple qualified community-based organizations (Proposers) to provide proposals for Community Zero Waste projects in San Francisco’s District 5 and Toxics Reduction projects in any San Francisco community.
Donor Name: San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment)
City: San Francisco
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/11/2022
Size of the Grant: $65,000 or $100,000
Grant Duration: 1 year or 2 years
Grants will support external partners and grassroots efforts that help SF Environment meets its goals. To help meet its equity and inclusion goals, SF Environment will prioritize funding projects that focus on underserved San Francisco communities that have been disproportionately affected by toxics in the environment.
Proposed Toxics Reduction projects must:
Demonstrate toxics reduction, deployment of safer alternative products, and/or public education regarding pollution prevention and reduction of exposures to toxic chemicals. Proposals should address one or more of the following:
- Toxics reduction strategies targeting problematic and emerging materials in products
- Long-term sustainability of the project and ability to leverage additional funds, where appropriate. This includes education, training programs, outreach tools, digital communication, and technical assistance (including market development)
- Easily reproduced educational materials that permit use by other organizations
- Innovative pilot projects and new programs that address emerging contaminants issues such as microplastics and Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
- Focused on most vulnerable populations and underserved communities
- Reduce human exposure to the highest volume and most toxic chemicals
Community Zero Waste Projects should:
- Have knowledge of specific community needs
- Include a range of partners and collaborators
- Educate vendors and residents on zero waste, composting, recycling, and creating healthy ecosystems and help them achieve compliance with the City’s Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance
- Include opportunities for the community to come together and participate in a range of Zero Waste practices and activities, particularly related to composting and urban agriculture
- Provide a range of co-benefits including job creation/workforce development, youth development, and community resiliency
Toxics Reduction grants awarded through this solicitation shall have an original term of one year. Community Zero Waste grants awarded through this solicitation shall have an original term of two years. In addition, for grant awards in each category, the City shall have one option to extend term by one year, which the City may exercise in its sole, absolute discretion. If the City elects to exercise its option to extend the grant term, the period by which the grant term is extended will be funded at a rate proportional to the original grant amount.
The minimum grant amount in each category will be $10,000. Maximum grant amounts are $65,000 for Toxics Reduction grants and $100,000 for Community Zero Waste grants. Total amount of grant funds available for the initial grant terms are:
- $65,000 for 1 (one) or more projects that support toxics reduction in San Francisco.
- $100,000 over 2 years for 1 (one) or more projects that support Community Zero Waste projects in District 5’s Western Addition.
City and County of San Francisco.
Who can apply?
Non-profit 501c3 organizations or government agencies are eligible to apply. Current or past grant recipients may apply for continuing grant funding for existing projects or for new projects. Organizations may apply in both categories but must submit separate proposals for each proposed project.
For more information, visit Request for Proposals.