Community Helping Our Indispensable Children Excel (CHOICE) Grants
ANNOUNCEMENT: CHOICE CYCLE X REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN
The City of Santa Rosa's Violence Prevention Partnership is pleased to release the Community Helping Our Indispensable Children Excel (CHOICE) Grant Program's Request for Proposals (RFP) for Cycle X, an award period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.
To access the CHOICE Cycle X RFP, please register through the City of Santa Rosa's Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, and reference Category 91800. For questions directly related to PlanetBids, please contact them at 818-992-1771.
A Pre-Bid Technical Assistance Orientation will be held on August 5, 2019 at 2pm at 637 1st Street in Santa Rosa. For additional information and to RSVP for the orientation, please review the vendor registration sheet and contact Jerilyn Holm at JHolm@srcity.org or 707-543-3707.
Additional Resources: Community Safety Scorecard & 2017 to 2022 Strategic Plan
CYCLE IX CHOICE GRANT PROGRAM
CHOICE Cycle IX January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019
In 2004, voters in Santa Rosa passed Measure O, a quarter-cent Transaction and Use Tax to provide critical funding for gang prevention programming. Beginning in 2006, the Measure O CHOICE Grant Program has provided a variety of youth and parenting programs which focus on gang and anti-violence education, prevention and intervention, community safety, and a comprehensive array of social services in high need neighborhoods.
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CHOICE MINI -GRANTS
The City of Santa Rosa provides
Measure O CHOICE Mini-Grants are awarded on a first-come first-served basis until all available funds are expended and can only be used towards future programs (not retroactively). Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. It is recommended to apply as early as possible. To apply for a
CHOICE Mini-Grant Funding Request Form (Fillable PDF)
Requests Received By: Determination Communicated By:
March 31 June 30
June 30 September 30
September 30 December 31
December 31 March 31
For example, if your Program/Project begins in April, an agency needs to submit the CHOICE Mini-Grant Application by December 31.