City and County of San Francisco - City Administrator’s Office - Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG)
10/16/19 5:00 PM
Grants starting at $15,000 to San Francisco, California nonprofit organizations for neighborhood beautification projects. Projects should directly engage businesses and local residents in creating gardens, green spaces, gathering places, mini-parks, public art, and other neighborhood amenities featuring and applying ecologically friendly amenities and practices.
The program provides public funding for community-led transformation efforts that enhance beauty, facilitate community participation and stewardship, and strengthen neighborhoods.
Eligible Project Categories:
- Green spaces: Including gardens, sidewalk gardens, median enhancements, tree planting, decorative planters/boxes, landscaping, and urban agriculture
- Gathering places: Mini-parks, parklets, plazas, dog parks, open space and trail restoration
- Public art: Sculptures, mosaics, murals, and new media
- Neighborhood amenities: Community lighting, seating/benches, bike racks, neighborhood branding, community activation initiatives
Note: The examples provided above are generally representative of eligible project categories/examples, but not an exhaustive list.
Projects must demonstrate minimum requirements, and should:
- Emphasize self-help and involve neighborhood residents in the planning and implementation of the project.
- Meet all of the application requirements, including developing work plans, budgets, maintenance plans, obtain insurance, permit approvals (where required), and be prepared to comply with grant administration protocols defined in the guidelines.
- Have a 5-year maintenance plan detailing ongoing maintenance after project completion, if a public art project, the maintenance plan must extend to 10-years. Please identify an individual or entity responsible for maintenance as well as the source of funds to support proposed maintenance plan.
- Include installation of interpretive signs explaining the function of the project to the public and acknowledging CCG, including the CCG logo. Signs may include other project partners and funders, as desired.
- Costs associated with such signage may be included in the grant request.
Budget items eligible for funding:
- General Labor/Professional services costs. Please note that certain types of professional services are eligible on a limited basis as described in the “limitations” section below.
- Equipment, supplies and materials, as they directly relate to the proposed project.
- Community outreach materials, as they directly relate to the proposed project.
- Permit fees, as they directly relate to the proposed project.
GrantWatch ID#: 146238
The CCG awards a minimum grant of $15,000 up to a maximum grant of $175,000.
Duration/Contract Period: 12 Months: On a limited basis, the CCG Program Director may authorize a project duration that exceeds 12 months based on the project complexity and scope. The duration is established at the beginning of the grant contract and represents the period of time that an awardee has to complete the project.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications will be available in Summer 2019.
Lanita Henriquez, Director
Phone: (415) 554-4830
Fax: (415) 554-4849
Community Challenge Grant Program
Division of the City Administrator's Office
City Hall, Room 362
One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
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