Community Challenge Grants Focus Groups

Below is a link to the presentation and a description of the process.

Focus Groups

Over 50 community members representing all eleven supervisorial districts attended the March focus groups. Over half of the attendees had never applied to the program, reflecting positively on our outreach efforts. This open process continues Community Challenge Grants' partnership between local government and community members.

Staff presented based on this file and shared a brief history of the program. They described past grant terms and projects. Then they shared their vision of the program's future.

Attendees responded to questions about:

  • Types of potential Community Challenge Grants projects
  • Community outreach
  • Technical support

Staff will consider these responses as we revise the program.



The Community Challenge Grants program supports community-led, neighborhood improvement projects. This is a special partnership between the City and community leaders. We are #bettertogether.

Below are key moments in the next grant cycle:

  • March 2024: Focus groups will collect community input. This will inform a new Request for Proposals (RFP).
  • July 2024: Anticipated RFP release.
  • July to November 2024: Workshops to answer questions about the grant opportunity.
  • January 2025: Expected grant deadline.
  • July 2025: Grant term starts.
Last updated April 4, 2024