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RELEASE ALERT: Request for Proposals (RFP)

Office of Community Affairs

Census 2020 Community Events RFP #OCA1004

The County of San Mateo is committed to ensuring a complete count of all residents in Census 2020.  Large segments of the county have historically been hard to count or are expected to be least likely to respond given the current political climate.  Therefore, we aim to work with trusted community partners to educate, motivate, and activate residents in participating in the census. A total up to $100,000 will be available through this RFP – by hosting an event to raise awareness of, and highlight the importance of, the Census.  Events could include hosting a block park, BBQ, children’s carnival, picnic, concert, or other gathering to bring people together. Proposers must be from not for profit organizations and can include:

  • Organizations: must be a nonprofit, tax-exempt such as a 501(c)3 or 501(c)6, or an organization that files a 990, 990 EZ, or 990-N with the IRS and serves San Mateo County.
  • Government Agencies: San Mateo County cities or special districts (including school districts), or County Departments
  • School Groups: must provide educational services to resident students in San Mateo County
  • Joint Proposers: groups comprised of two or more organizations

To view the RFP, please visit this website: or


Release Request for Proposals January 29, 2020, 9:00 am PST
Deadline for questions Submitted to County  February 10, 2020, 5:00 pm PST
Proposal Deadline Wednesday, February 19, 2020
5:00 pm PST

Applicants can submit their proposals in three ways:

  1. Through PublicPurchase here:
  2. By emailing their proposals here:
  3. By mailing or dropping off their proposals to:

    San Mateo County Office of Community Affairs
    400 County Center, 1st Floor
    Redwood City, CA  94063