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Grants to California Community Organizations in Eligible Areas for
Education Programs Addressing Disasters and Emergencies

Community Outreach and Awareness with Access Functional Needs (AFN) Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Southern California Edison (SCE)

Deadline Date:

09/23/22

Description:

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Contracts for services of up to $5,000 to California community-based organizations in eligible areas for community education programs addressing disasters and emergencies. The program is intended to address the needs of vulnerable populations in order to ensure that residents are prepared in case of a disaster. Community outreach and engagement must be targeted to high fire risk areas in the Southern California Edison service territory.

Primary Focus: CBOs submitting an RFP will be required to serve one or more of the following audiences of primary focus:

  • Tribal Nations
  • Chronic Conditions
  • All disabilities
  • Development or intellectual disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
    • Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing
    • Blind or Low vision
    • Deaf/Blind
  • Experiencing homelessness
  • Injuries
  • Limited English proficiency or non-English speaking
  • Low Income
  • People living in institutionalized settings
  • Seniors
  • Transportation disadvantage 
  • Individuals dependent on accessible transportation
  • Veterans
  • Pregnant women or nursing mothers
  • Children

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184956

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Outreach activities will be conducted over a 12-month period, and funding will be provided to selected CBOs in quarterly disbursements, based on performance.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The objective of this RFP is to identify 501c3 Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in good financial and legal standing to assist SCE in conducting community outreach and awareness with access functional needs communities within SCE’s service territory before, during, and after wildfires.

As a result of COVID-19, interaction has changed, and will continue to evolve in the coming months. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to reach a broad geographic footprint and the ability to reach a minimum of 500 constituents over a one-year period. Your thoughts are welcomed on creative ways to deliver information and engage with your community, in addition to newsletter articles, blog posts, social media posts, digital webinars, and limited outreach events, engaging at least one of the following targeted audiences.

Pre-Application Information:

The schedule below will help expedite the review and selection process:
- RFP issue date: (8/30/22)
- RFP due date:(9/23/2022)
- CBO selection and funding award decision date:(9/30/2022)
- Kick-off conference call to follow (all awarded CBOs are required to attend)

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=7o8qW5VM3EuKrhlviqyxttGbB4voqW5Gg_tHSX6RvvRUM0FMMjg1Q1ZERDVRNllYRTREUk5WWjNKWi4u

Direct questions and submit proposals to:
Alex Garibay, Customer Experience
Alejandro.Garibay@sce.com
(626) 302-9706

Grant Coverage Areas:

Community outreach and engagement must be targeted to SCE high fire risk areas (HFRA) (please refer to this site: https://ia.cpuc.ca.gov/firemap/)

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: California

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