Microbusiness Outreach RFQ #OCA 1005

The Office of Community Affairs seeks to contract with  to assist in outreach to raise awareness about the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, with an emphasis on targeted in-person outreach methods such as door-to-door canvassing, flyering, telephone banking, outreach tabling or other forms of in-person outreach or canvassing. 

Selected contractor(s) will be required to perform the following activities in a culturally competent and linguistically appropriate approach:

  • Formulate and conduct an effective outreach campaign to residents and microbusiness owners of San Mateo County, focused on increasing awareness of the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, County of San Mateo Recovery Efforts, and motivating eligible individuals to participate.
    • Identify potential applicants (microbusiness owners) that meet the eligibility criteria.
    • Encourage, Motivate, and Assist microbusiness owners to apply for the grant.
    • Direct potential applicants (microbusiness owners) on how and where to apply for the grant.
    • Upon determining eligibility, Provider will transfer microbusiness contact and screening application to Lead Partner Agency (Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center) who will collect required documents to determine grant award.
  • Conduct outreach activities in coordination with the County of San Mateo.
    • Outreach activities may include, but are not limited to, phone-banking; outreach tabling; pop-up events; webinars; door-to-door outreach; outreach at food distributions, festivals, and other community special events; targeted direct mailings; and many other strategies.
    • Preference will be given to organizations with established relationships with the microbusiness community and/or can commit to in-person outreach methods, such as, but not limited to, door-to-door canvassing, flyering, outreach tabling or other forms of in-person outreach.
  • Participate in program partnership meetings as requested.
  • Compiling and reporting program data and submitting reports as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Legally authorized to do business in the State of California

  • Located in San Mateo County and/or serve San Mateo County residents

  • Has been actively and normally engaged in community outreach and/or service provision for the past 3 years

RFP Released: March 4, 2022  12:00 PM PST
Deadline for questions, comments, and exceptions: March 9, 2022  12:00 PM PST sent to communityaffairs@smcgov.org
Proposal due date and time: March 11, 2020  12:00 PM PST


Microbusiness Outreach RFQ #OCA1005 Documents
  1. Microbusiness Outreach RFQ #OCA1005 (.pdf document)   
  2. RFQ #OCA1005 - Attachment A: RFQ Application Template (Word .doc) 
How to Submit

You must submit your proposal by Friday, March 11th, by 12:00 PM PST by emailing all documents to: OCA_Proposal@smcgov.org