2024-29 Request for Proposals


Agencies not awarded funds through this RFP or those who wish to appeal any grant award can file a formal appeal with DCYF to protest the decision. The appeal period begins immediately following the award announcement and ends at 5pm five days following the award announcement.

2024-2029 RFP Appeals Deadline

  • Friday April 19th, 2024 at 5pm

Submitting an Appeal for 2024-2029 RFP

  • All appeals must be made in writing and must be delivered via hard copy by 5pm on Friday April 19th to:

    RFP Appeals Panel
    Department of Children, Youth and Their Families
    1390 Market Street, Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94102

Appeals will not be accepted electronically.

  • Appeals must cite the law, rule, local ordinance, procedure, or RFP provision on which the protest is based.

  • A panel selected by DCYF will review all eligible appeals, and the panel’s decisions will be final.

Information to Submit for Appeals:

Appeals are most likely to be successful when they are based on technical errors on DCYF’s part that may have affected our decision. When appealing an RFP decision applicants should submit the following:

  • Agency Name

  • Name of the proposal being appealed

  • The reason for the appeal: applicants should describe the reason(s) they feel a new decision is warranted. In addition to technical errors, DCYF will take into account new information or changes in circumstance that have emerged since the RFP submission date.

The following items represent insufficient grounds for an appeal:

  • Inaccurate observations made by readers, as shown in their comments

  • Variations in individual reader’s scores

  • Impact on the program, agency, or youth served (these considerations were taken into account during the RFP review process)

  • Past history of being a DCYF grantee