City of Oakland Launches Direct Community Grants Program

Date Posted: January 23rd, 2023 @ 11:36 AM
Last Updated: February 18th, 2023 @ 12:24 PM

Oakland, CA – The City of Oakland has announced a new Direct Community Grants program, designed to address funding barriers and continue the City’s long history of supporting community-based organizations (CBOs) serving Oakland residents most impacted by racial disparities.

The City has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to ensure a fair, equitable process for awarding funding and expand opportunities for any interested organization, especially small, local non-profits to apply.

Applications are due on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 5pm.

The Oakland City Council is looking to fund community-based projects that are aligned with the following Council priorities:

  • Affordable Housing & Homelessness Solutions
  • Public Safety & Violence Prevention
  • Good Jobs and Vibrant Economy
  • Clean, Healthy, and Sustainable Neighborhoods
  • Holistic Community Safety
  • Housing, Economic & Cultural Security
  • Vibrant, Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Responsive, Trustworthy Government

The City will host several pre-proposal workshops in January and February to help applicants and answer questions. More information is available here:


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