Funding opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposals (RFP) #1025: SF ECE Workforce Compensation Initiative Fiscal Agent and Administrator

The San Francisco Department of Early Childhood is seeking proposals from organizations interested in contracting to serve as a fiscal agent and administrator of the SF Early Care and Education Workforce Development and Compensation Initiatives. The ECE Workforce Development and Compensation Initiative is designed to result in improved outcomes for children in San Francisco through the support of a well-compensated, stable, and supported ECE workforce. There are four separate initiatives that will be implemented in a phased approach:

  1. Workforce Compensation (implementation July 2022)
  2. Workforce Benefits (estimated implementation September 2022)
  3. Working Conditions (estimated implementation December 2022)
  4. Educational Pathways (TBD)

Joining ELS

We are excited to announce that we will be expanding the number of San Francisco early care and education programs eligible to receive City-funding! Together, SF Office of Early Care and Education and First 5 SF strive to fulfill our promise to San Francisco’s youngest residents: to provide a high-quality early learning experience. We are committed to creating an early learning system that will ensure every child thrives and learns while providing resources to those who care for our city’s children.​ If you interested in learning more about becoming an Early Learning SF (ELS) city-funded program, please click the link below.





City Vendor Eligibility

Before OECE can do business with any organization, they must first apply to become a City Vendor. These are the steps to take:

Step 1

Submit a City Vendor Application

Companies and individuals can initiate the city vendor process and submit necessary compliance forms online. Training materials and more details are available here.

Step 2

Apply for Funding Opportunities

Upon availability, organizations can identify funding opportunities and follow OECE guidelines to apply. Organizations may apply for funding before officially becoming a city vendor.

Step 3

Register with Financial System Project (FSP)

Private and non-profit organizations that receive funding contracts need to register with F$P, the City’s financial and procurement system. Registration and details are provided through the city vendor portal (Step 1 above).

Step 4

Use OECE’s Online Contracting System, CARBON

Contracted organizations receive access to CARBON, OECE’s online contracting system, to conduct invoicing and program reporting. The Human Service Agency Contracts Office will inform contractors about CARBON and how to gain access.

Whistleblower Note: If you have complaints regarding deficiencies in the quality and delivery of City services, wasteful practices, misuse of funds, or improper actions by City staff, you can file a complaint through the City’s Whistleblower Program, and explain in detail.