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: https://www.oaklandca.gov/topics/direct-community-grant-program