The CCSF Office of Workforce Development is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to support and strengthen Career Education at CCSF. The RFP linked below provides the background information and procedures for applying for funds for the 2023-24 fiscal year. It combines the application process for two funding streams: Perkins V and the Strong Workforce Program (SWP).

The timeline for the RFP process is as follows:

  • Technical support webinar – February 7, 2023
  • Technology requests due to ITS – February 16, 2023
  • Department and Collaborative applications due – March 3, 2023
  • CTE Allocations Subcommittee meeting – April 2023
  • Funding decisions announced – Late April 2023

RFPs will be processed using Survey Monkey Apply (SMApply) again this year. The Strong Workforce Program will continue to accept proposals related to short-term training classes.

All proposals requesting computers, software, or other technology must get approval from Information Technology Services (ITS) and may also require approval from the Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology (OLET). This will allow ITS and OLET to ensure that requests meet the relevant technology standards, are in alignment with overarching technology plans, and ensure that the College has sufficient capacity to service any new hardware or software purchased. The purpose of this review is not to assess the efficacy of your proposal, which means you can submit your itemized technology requests for approval while you are developing the rest of your application. 

Perkins/SWP RFP
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Funding News

June 1, 2020


Thank you for your thoughtful requests for 2020-21 Perkins and SWP Funds.
Below are the set of awards we have made to date using Perkins V available funds and the recommendations from the CE Allocations Subcommittee. 

Perkins V 2020-21 Awards by Department:

Department Award
Administration of Justice/Fire Science $88,948
Architecture $26,800
Automotive/Construction/Custodial $80,000
BEMA $35,344
Computer Science $62,289
Engineering & Tech. Biotechnology $34,535
Engineering & Tech. Electronics $20,000
Fashion $28,200
Health Care Technology - Paramedic/ EMT $37,000
Health Care Tech. Medical Assisting $17,200
Health Care Technology $57,800
Journalism $6,750
Nursing - Licensed Vocational $61,573

Workshops: (Archived)

Request for Proposals Combined Categorical Funding Opportunity Adult Education, Perkins, and Strong Workforce Program

We will be hosting workshops to assist interested applicants with the proposal development process for 2020-2021 Adult Education, Perkins and Strong Workforce Program Funding. Though not required, all interested parties are encouraged to attend one the following workshops. Fund managers are also available to provide additional technical assistance by appointment.


  • October 15, 2019
  • January 10, 2020

Technical Assistance Webinar

  • DATE: Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • TITLE: “SWP, Perkins, Adult Education Program Funding Opportunity: Technical Assistance Webinar”

In addition, the Office of Workforce and Economic Development is available to provide technical assistance during the application process. Please contact one of the following administrators if you have any questions.

    Perkins News Archive

    Perkins/SWP RFP Workshop Content

    January 25, 2018

    Please review the following workshop content for support completing your Perkins/SWP application. Further questions can be directed to John Halpin at or Alina Varona at

    Perkins/SWP RFP Now Available

    December 8, 2017

    All applications must be received at the Perkins office at Cloud 404 (Ocean Campus) by no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

    The application deadline has been extended to 4:00pm on Monday, February 12, 2018.

    Perkins/SWP Allocation Subcommittee Meeting

    October 23, 2017

    The CTE Steering Committee Perkins/SWP Allocation Subcommittee Meeting will convene on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Rosenberg 518 to discuss proposed changes to the Perkins/SWP RFP timeline and review rubric. All are welcome to attend.

    The Office of Workforce & Economic Development announces the release of the 2017-18 Applications for Perkins & Strong Workforce Program funds. Below find the RFP, Department and Collaborative applications, and more: