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Contracts for Services to California Nonprofits, Agencies, and School
Districts for Informational Programs Related to COVID-19

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County of San Mateo - Office of Community Affairs

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09/17/20 5:00 PM PST


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Contracts for services of up to $20,000 to California nonprofit organizations, school districts, government agencies, and collaborations in eligible locations for outreach and educational programs related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to inform and protect targeted vulnerable populations and stop the spread of the pandemic in San Mateo County.

Contractors will be expected to perform activities, such as: 

  • Share easy-to-implement public health tips with San Mateo County residents
  • Encourage mask-wearing, physical distancing, handwashing, sanitizing and discourage large gatherings 
  • Share precaution health tips that can be applied while following health guidelines  
  • Direct individuals and small businesses facing economic hardship to  additional resources and information about assistance programs
  • Direct individuals and small businesses to register for e-Community Newsletter (English/Spanish)
  • Distribute outreach material and resources,  including face coverings and hand sanitizers to the public
  • Virtual Based outreach- provide guidance on safety health tips
  • Create COVID-19 specific content for various social media channels 
  • Create COVID-19 messaging and deliver utilizing phone bank (if applicable) 
  • Host a pop-up COVID testing site and outreach to local residents/businesses (on a limited basis and must be mutually agreed upon with County in advance) 
  • Convene volunteers to assist with pop-up COVID testing site (if applicable) 

San Mateo County will prioritize funding for organizations that can reach the following populations, which are currently underserved in the regional outreach ecosystem:

  • Latinx community
  • Farmworkers
  • Pacific Islander community
  • Black/African American community
  • Immigrant communities
  • LGBTQ+ community
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • People with disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Youth

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192213

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each contract will be funded up to $20,000.

The overall funding available will be between $300,000 and $600,000 depending on the interest and number of applications received.

Term of Contract:

The expected contract duration is six months. The anticipated contract award date is October 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposers must be from not for profit organizations and can include:
- Organizations: Must be a tax-exempt organization such as organizations that are tax-exempt under Sections 501(c)3, 501(c)4, 501(c)6 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), or an organization that files a Form 990, Form 990 EZ, or Form 990-N with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and that serves San Mateo County residents.
- School Groups/Districts: Must provide educational services to residents and students in San Mateo County.
- Government Agencies: San Mateo County cities, San Mateo County districts/agencies, and libraries in San Mateo County.
- Coalitions: Groups comprised of two or more organizations, school groups, student associations, or government agencies.

Pre-Application Information:

- RFP Released: September 1, 2020 4:00 PM PST
- Deadline for questions, comments, and exceptions: September 12, 2020, 5:00 PM PST
- Proposal due date and time: September 17, 2020, 5:00 PM PST

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to

Direct questions to:
Emma Gonzalez

County of San Mateo
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-1800

Funding or Pin Number:

COVID-19 Outreach RFP #OCA1001

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