The San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education (OECE) is pleased to announce the following funding opportunities:

Request for Proposals: Help Me Grow Early Care and Education Initiative

The Office of Early Care and Education, First 5 San Francisco, and the City’s Department of Children Youth and Their Families, are seeking an experienced entity to oversee, implement, and enhance over time the county’s Help Me Grow (HMG) Early Care and Education Initiative. This entity will implement a system for early care and education that aligns with the National HMG framework and: promotes administration and tracking of developmental screens; educates and engages programs and families in utilizing screening results; ensures a coordinated response to identified concerns; and offers systems navigation and family support for high-risk developmental concerns.

Annual funding of $1,000,000 has been allocated for this project for a two-year period with up to (3) three one-year renewals pending funding availability.

The RFQ may be viewed at or picked up in person 9 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, at First 5 San Francisco, 1390 Market St, Suite 318, San Francisco. A non-mandatory bidder’s conference will take place on March 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at 1390 Market St., San Francisco, Suite 1125.  The closing date for the submission of applications is 4:00 p.m. SHARP on Monday, April 16, 2018. Guidelines and restrictions are noted in the RFQ.

For more information, contact Theresa Zighera (

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Past Funding Opportunities

FY 17-18

FY 16-17