East Oakland Partnership Recompete Plan

*2023 Recompete Finalist and Strategy Development Grant Recipient

Application Title: East Oakland Partnership Recompete Plan

Lead Applicant: Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corporation

State(s) Served: California

Applicant-Defined Region: 13 census tracts in what is known as East Oakland, in the Bay Area Region of California

Contact: Carolyn Johnson (carolyn@blackculturalzone.org)

The East Oakland Partnership Recompete Plan, led by the Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corporation, requests approximately $20 million in funding to revitalize persistently distressed areas in East Oakland, California. The coalition’s six Recompete investments include coordinated case management, career navigation, workforce and digital training, mentorship, job placement, and small business development support, with an emphasis on upskilling opportunity youth, veterans, caregivers, justice-involved reentering citizens, and others who have experienced prolonged disengagement from the workforce. The plan draws on local efforts including the Rise East and Transformative Climate Communities initiatives, including state and philanthropic support, to unlock the full potential and talent of East Oakland residents.

Recompete Plan Narrative (PDF)

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