The Richmond Fund for Children and Youth FY 2021-24 Request for Proposals and Grant Application deadline has been extended!
On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the Richmond City Council approved and directed the Richmond Department of Children and Youth (RDCY) to re-open the RDCY Request for Proposals (RFP) that will fund organizations and programming that support Richmond youth from birth to 24 years of age. Per the City Council’s direction, Department staff will extend the grant application deadline to June 1, 2021. For the initial grant period (Fiscal Year 2021-2022), RDCY anticipates that approximately $1.5 million will be available for grants.
Learn more by visiting our RFCY Grants webpage here.
If your organization has previously submitted an application and you would not like to make any updates, no action is required from you.
If your organization has previously submitted an application and you would like to make updates, you must (1) notify RDCY staff by Thursday, May 13 at 5:00pm to withdrawal your existing application and (2) resubmit your application by the deadline of June 1, 2021 at 2:00pm.
If your organization has previously submitted application(s) as a lead agency, you may submit additional applications as a lead agency. Please note that an organization may submit more than one (1) but no more than three (3) proposals as a lead agency.
Organizations that have not previously submitted an application may submit if all eligibility requirements are met. Eligible organizations must comply with all requirements as listed in the revised 2021-2014 RFP.
Entities listed under Article 15, Section 5b (West Contra Costa Unified School District, Richmond libraries, Office of Neighborhood Safety, Richmond Promise College Scholarship Program, Richmond Housing Authority and Richmond YouthWORKS) may apply as a single entity as long as they meet the definition of collaboration and can demonstrate collaboration in the application. Those entities may also apply as part of a collaborative.
Revised Request for Proposals Timeline
Request for Proposal Release
May 4, 2021
Information/Technical Application Workshops (2)
May 11 and 12, 2021
RFP Question Submittal and Response Period
May 4 – May 13, 2021
Department Staff Creates Team of Application Readers
Request for Proposal Deadline
June 1, 2021
Evaluate and Score Proposals
Oversight Board and City Council Approves List of Recommendations
The Department and Fund for Children and Youth were created in order to provide a sustainable funding stream for youth-serving organizations in Richmond and North Richmond. This will be done by providing grant funding to various organizations serving Richmond and North Richmond youth under the age of 24. The first grants will be distributed by July 2021.
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Check out our February 2021 In the Loopnewsletter!
In the Loop is a newsletter shared by the Department of Children and Youth to ensure that Richmond and North Richmond community members are aware of the work being done by Department staff and their various partners to enhance the lives of children, youth, and families across Richmond and North Richmond.
The Department and Fund for Children and Youth were created as a result of the hard work of local youth, individuals, and community organizations to provide a sustainable funding stream for youth-serving organizations in Richmond and North Richmond.
Department staff recognizes these efforts and the importance of keeping the Richmond and North Richmond communities in the loop about the work being done to support children and youth.
Please click below to access our February 2021 newsletter.