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OFCY Funding

Oakland City Charter establishes the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth and establishes that three percent (3%) of the City's unrestricted General Purpose Fund.  The charter requires that 90% of these funds are provided as grants for direct services in support of Oakland children and youth from birth through 21 years of age.

OFCY provides grants to non-profit and government agencies through a three-year funding cycle, with funding guided by a Strategic Investment Plan and solicited through an open Request for Proposal process.

Funding for FY 2019-2022 (July 1 2019 to June 30 2022) was approved by Oakland City Council in spring and summer 2019. Programs began services in the new three-year cycle in summer 2019. Grants are for one year, and can be renewed in years two (2020-2021) and three (2021-2022) with council approval.