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Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities

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Data & Evaluation Services

Calling all qualified suppliers! The Department of Early Childhood (DEC) is seeking proposals for four crucial service areas. If you have expertise in data mapping, data governance, evaluation implementation, landscape

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Upcoming Funding Opportunities

DEC anticipates the funding opportunities listed here to be released in the near future. We hope this information helps your organization prepare for any upcoming RFP/Q and gives some background for that initiative. This early notification may not represent the exact or final details of the RFP/Q and the RFP/Q may be delayed or canceled after this notice. In addition, some but not all of the funding opportunities listed may be discussed at the publicly noticed meetings of the DEC Community Oversight and Advisory Committee or the Children and Families Commission, or a community input meeting. Please note that our staff has been instructed not to respond with further information on the RFP/Q beyond the information listed here. Should you have questions, please save them for the posted bidder’s conference.

Past Funding Opportunities

About Our Grant-Making

The San Francisco Department of Early Childhood Collaborates With and Funds Organizations Serving Young Children and their Families

DEC operates primarily as a grant-making organization, distributing our allocated funds to support services and activities for children, caregivers, teachers, and other providers identified through strategic planning. Our initiatives often include technical assistance and other support to enhance the quality of our services. Our main focus areas are free and reduced cost preschool, preschool quality, family resource centers, other family support and developmental screening and early intervention.


How Does My Organization Apply for Funding?

If your organization is interested in applying for a grant from the Department of Early Childhood, we accept applications during our periodically announced funding opportunities.


At DEC, We Pride Ourselves on Supporting our Grantees

If you have received a grant from the Department of Early Childhood, you will receive support and guidance from our Program Officers throughout the life of your grant. We’ll visit your site, verify your financial information, offer program advice, and review documentation of your program’s achievements. Many initiatives have multiple partners, and we will facilitate your learning from each other and provide opportunities to interact with experts in service delivery, if possible. We aim to help your program be as successful as possible through our grant funds. 


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