The Public Works’ grant program, in partnership with the Department of the Environment, is focused on making San Francisco a beautiful, livable, and sustainable city. Public Works enhances the quality of life in San Francisco as a responsible steward of the public’s physical assets by providing outstanding service in partnership with the community. To support this mission, Public Works develops partnerships and programs to promote innovative solutions to maintain a safe, clean and green right of ways and provide education and training towards making those activities potential career opportunities.
Refuse Enforcement, Greening, Litter Reduction and Recycling
While the City has made great strides towards its goal to achieve zero-waste by 2020 goal, litter is still a major waste problem, with significant amounts of litter ending up in the City’s landfill. To move the City closer to its goals, SF Public Works will award grant funding of up to $2,000,000 annually to non-profit(s) to operate a program(s) that will focus on maximizing litter removal, greening and maintaining assets in and around the public right of way, and increasing recycling and composting participation throughout the City. Proposed programs must combine activities with job training and placement.