Deadline for Proposal Submission: August 30, 2019 by 5:00pm EST. Please email a .pdf of the proposal to: and Please include “Racial Equity Consultant” in the subject line. See RFP for Q+A opportunities and schedule.

The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia (the “Fund”) and the City of Philadelphia (the “City”) seek proposals from qualified consultants to support the City’s efforts to embed a racial equity lens within the City’s inclusive growth strategy, Growth with Equity, Philadelphia’s Vision for Inclusive Growth (“Inclusive Growth Plan”), build capacity among the policy team responsible for implementing the Inclusive Growth Plan, and serve to help plan key community engagement and stakeholder convenings to help support implementation of the Inclusive Growth Plan.

The Inclusive Growth Plan (the “Plan”), released May 2019, outlines the City’s strategies to enable growth with equity, focused on three goals: jobs, talent, and neighborhoods. Through the Plan, the City aims to improve economic outcomes for all Philadelphia residents, and institute more targeted strategies to help improve outcomes for diverse communities that have been traditionally excluded from equitable economic opportunity and growth. To help advance equitable economic growth and outcomes, the City seeks to engage a consultant with the requisite expertise to help embed a racial equity lens in the implementation process. The consultant would advise on the design and delivery of key strategies identified in the Plan, build staff capacity, and help build out a community engagement component, as a means to ensure that the strategies are more targeted, intentional, and have maximum impact in closing the gap among key indicators of success for people of color, women, immigrants and other diverse communities.

To view the full RFP, please click here: RFP Racial Equity Consultant_final