DCYF News, Events, Training and Professional Development, and Funding Opportunities
October 2017 DCYF Newsletter
Making San Francisco a great place to grow up!
The 2018-2023 Request for Proposals (RFP) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) officially closed on September 25. DCYF would like to thank everyone who submitted proposals, and to share a few statistics:

DCYF received a total of 692 proposals , 688 for the RFP and 4 for the RFQ.

A total of 247 agencies submitted proposals  . Of that total, 150 agencies are current grantees, and 97 are new to DCYF.

Number of proposals received by Service Area :
  • Enrichment, Leadership, and Skill Building: 311
  • Out of School Time: 124
  • Youth Workforce Development: 111
  • Educational Supports: 74
  • Justice Services: 61
  • Mentorship: 11

Every proposal we received will be subject to our community and internal review process. We plan to make our final award announcements in February 2018.
Get Ready for Lights On Afterschool
Lights On Afterschool is an annual nationwide event  celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities . This year Lights On Afterschool will take place on Thursday, October 26. Click the button below to find a Lights On celebration near you, or to register your own Lights On event.
DCYF Grantees: Register for CMS Training Workshops
CMS Beginner Training . This training is open to all programs across all strategies, and will cover CMS basics to familiarize program staff with data entry into the system and some basic troubleshooting tools. Specific topics include creating participant records, setting up activities, taking attendance and running simple reports. Thursday, November 9, 10am to 12pm at 1 South Van Ness.

CMS Intermediate Training . The CMS Intermediate Training will cover how to troubleshoot data issues that may arise in your monthly Workplan Progress Reports. To be eligible for this training program staff must have a CMS user account at the Service Management Section – Regular or Power User level, and must have attended a CMS Beginner Training in the past and/or have basic familiarity with entering data and running reports in CMS. Friday, November 10, 10am to 12pm at 1 South Van Ness.
Join the 2017 Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
Join millions of Californians to practice dropping, covering, and holding on during the Great California Shake Out Earthquake Drill .

An important but often forgotten part of disaster preparation: creating a family communication plan. Last week FEMA released a Family Communication Plan Worksheet that includes all the steps for making a plan and some useful tips on what to do in case of an emergency.

Looking for more local preparation information? Visit SF72.com , San Francisco's hub for emergency preparedness.
2017/2018 DCYF Community Grants RFP Coming in November
On November 6 DCYF will release its annual Community Grants RFP, supporting youth projects in many San Francisco districts. This year the  Community Grants RFP will distribute over $2 million in grants to nonprofit programs in the City. Community Grants are open to any eligible nonprofit in San Francisco - no need to be a current DCYF grantee in order to apply.
Next SPWG Meeting: Monday, November 6
The Service Provider Working Group (SWPG) of the Children and Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee (OAC) will meet on Monday, November 6 from 3:30pm to 5pm at the Boys & Girls Club, 380 Fulton street. SPWG meetings are open to any agency that serves children, youth, and families in San Francisco.
DCYF Office Closed On November 10
The DCYF office will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday.
Next OAC Meeting: Monday, November 13
The Children and Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee will take a recess in October, and will meet next on Monday, November 13  at 5:30pm in the DCYF office, 1390 Market, Suite 900. All OAC meetings are open to the public. 
Save the Date: 2018 Summer Resource Fair
Although school has only been in session a couple months, we're already planning for summer! The 2018 Summer Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park - same location as last year. Early bird registration for exhibitors will start next month! Have questions about the Fair? Send them to Emily Davis .
Training & Professional Development, Funding, and Employment Opportunities
Other News & Highlights
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