Recreation and Cultural Facilities LA for Kids Program (Proposition K)

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The L.A. for Kids – Proposition K Program is proud to announce that it has released the 9th Competitive Funding Cycle Request for Proposal (RFP). This RFP is for fiscal years 2016 -17, 2017-18, and 2018 -19. Approximately $16,954,435 will be made available to assist agencies with capital programs aimed specifically at the following categories only:

  1. Aquatic Upgrades (Category 4) – $4,588,051
  2. Lighting (Category 6) – $6,586,496
  3. Acquisition of Parks/ Natural Lands (Category 8) – $5,779,888

RFPs may be picked up beginning January 29, 2015, at the Bureau of Engineering, Recreational and Cultural Facilities Division. Our office is located at 1149 S. Broadway, Suite 860, Los Angeles, California 90015. RFPs can be picked up between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. They may also be downloaded via our website RFPs can be e-mailed to you (as a PDF file) upon request as well. The Proposition K email address is

All proposals will be due on Thursday, April 30, 2015 by 3 p.m. All proposals must be hand-delivered and be received at the above address on or before the stated deadline. (Note: It is also required that a PDF copy of the proposal be submitted on CD with your submittal.) Proposals arriving after this deadline will not be accepted nor will they be considered for funding. A receipt acknowledging date and time of submission of all hand-delivered proposals will be provided by City staff. Mailed, faxed, or electronically transmitted proposals will not be accepted.

The City will conduct four mandatory Technical Assistance Seminars (TAS) for potential proposers prior to the proposals due date. Questions regarding the request for proposal process and requirements, environmental assessment procedures, and City contracting procedures will be discussed at these Technical Assistance Seminars. The schedule of the TAS is printed below. It is mandatory that potential proposers attend one of the four TASPotential proposers who do not attend a TAS are not eligible to submit a proposal.

Technical Assistance Seminars will be held on the following dates:

Date Time Region Location
February 12, 2015
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Valley Studio City Library
2511 Moorpark Street
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 755-7873
February 25, 2015
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central Little Tokyo Library
203 S. Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 612-0526
March 11, 2015
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Southern Environmental Charter School
812 W. 165th Place
Gardena, CA
(310) 425-1605
April 2, 2015
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Central Children's Institute, Inc.
2121 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 260-7600

For further information please call us at (213) 847-4843 or e-mail us at

The Recreational and Cultural Facilities Division (RCFD) is responsible for the acquisition, development, improvements, restoration, and maintenance of City parks, open spaces, recreation, and community facilities and other youth related projects. A majority of the funding is through Proposition K, an annual real property tax assessment on City residents over a 30-year period. Other funding sources include Quimby and Propositions A, 12, and 40.

The program's primary purpose is to combat the inadequacies and decay of the city's youth infrastructure, which has resulted in serious unmet needs for park, recreation, childcare, and community facilities. As a result, this program performs such services as feasibility studies, site and building design, construction documents (plans and specifications), construction/project estimating, bid and award services, and construction and project management for both new and existing facilities. Services are performed using City personnel, or through consultants managed by City staff. In summary, the Recreational and Cultural Facilities Program participates in the decision making process for both City owned, and non-City owned recreational facilities. Funding for Specified Projects is designated in the original Proposition K ballot measure, as approved by the voters of the City of Los Angeles, as well as through a biennial open and competitive Call for Projects process.

Neil Drucker is the Program Manager for RCFD.