Thank you to all organizations that submitted their FY 2021-24 grant application!
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.
Thank you to all community members who attended one of our pre-proposal meetings to learn more about the Richmond Fund for Children and Youth! Please see below for additional resources including materials from our May 12th pre-proposal meeting.
June/July 2021: Review Committee to review and score proposals
July 2021: Richmond Fund for Children and Youth Oversight Board and Richmond City Council approval of funding recommendations
July 28, 2021: Announcement of programs approved for funding
August 2021: Contracting and Negotiations
Please note that July 1, 2021, is the beginning of the Program Year. For programs approved for funding, eligible costs incurred beginning on July 1, 2021, are eligible for reimbursement.
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 (PST).
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 2021-2024 RFP.
Community partners are encouraged to review the amended RFP below under the Grant Application Documents section.
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.