The CHOICE Grant Program was launched in 2006 and with MEASURE O (2004) has funded non-profit organizations and schools with over $10 million in grants to support youth and families in creating safe and healthy communities. Currently, the CHOICE Cycle X Grant Program funds 10 Santa Rosa-based non-profit organizations with $1.68 million to provide services for the City's most underserved and vulnerable residents.
At this time, the Violence Prevention Partnership is not accepting CHOICE Mini-Grant Program applications due to allocating funds to address COVID-19 emergency services and sponsorships.
Community Helping Our Indispensable Children Excel (CHOICE) Grants
CHOICE CYCLE XI REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION
The CHOICE Cycle XI Request for Qualification will open January 10, 2022 and close February 17, 2022.
To access the RFQ, please go to PlanetBids, and register as a Vendor to access the RFQ.
You may also go here to learn more about PlanetBids with the City of Santa Rosa.
Background on the CHOICE Grant Program
ANNOUNCEMENT: CHOICE CYCLE X FUNDED AGENCIES
On December 17, 2019, staff from the Violence Prevention Partnership made funding recommendations to City Council for the CHOICE Cycle X Grant Program. The City Council unanimously approved the funding recommendations totaling $840,000. The following list of agencies will implement community-based services under the CHOICE Cycle X Grant Program beginning January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
The Partnership is extending CHOICE Cycle X for six additional months; January 1 - June 30, 2022. The extension is an effort to align the City’s fiscal year budget and the CHOICE Cycle XI RFQ with the 2022 Community Safety Scorecard update. There will be no gaps in funding.
|Agency & Contact||Program & Award Amount|
|Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma-Marin
|Diversion & Intervention (REACH)
|Center for Well-Being
|Child Parent Institute
|Family Focused Prevention & Intervention
|Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP)
|Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs)
|Early Education Outreach Specialist
|Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB)
|LifeWorks of Sonoma County
|Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
|Career & Life Readiness
The Salvation Army
Tutoring & Mentoring (TAM) at Schools