Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant Program & Advisory Group (COPAG)


The City of San Pablo is excited to announce the return of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2022-23. A full Request for Proposals (RFP), with accompanying documents, are available below. Qualified and interested groups, organizations, agencies, and entities are invited to submit applications for programs and services that are designed to increase the health and wellness of children in San Pablo, contributing to the City's continued efforts to decrease childhood obesity.

ESTIMATED TIMELINE (Dates may be subject to change)

RFP issued

Wednesday, 3/23/2022 by 5 pm

Question Submission Period Ends

Wednesday, 4/06/2022 by 5 pm

Answers to Questions Posted

Friday, 4/15/2022 by 5 pm

Proposals Due (email submission only)

Friday, 4/29/2022 at 5 pm

Interviews (if needed)

Week of 5/16/2022

Proposals Recommended for Funding Presented to City Council

Month of June 2022

Contract Finalization and Execution with Grantees

Month of June 2022

Contracts Period Begins

Month of July 2022

All questions about the RFP must be submitted in writing to Jora Atienza Washington, Community Services Manager, at City staff will not answer questions via telephone or in person. The deadline to submit questions is Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by 5:00 pm. To ensure applicants have access to both submitted questions and their answers, City staff will publish all received questions and answers by Friday, April 15, 2022, by 5:00 pm on the City of San Pablo's Childhood Obesity Prevention Advisory Group webpage.

All applications are due by email to by Friday, April 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Postmarked and walk-in applications are not accepted.



On July 2, 2018, City Council adopted Resolution 2018-100, transforming the existing Childhood Obesity Prevention Task Force (COPTF) into a new 5-member Childhood Obesity Prevention Advisory Group (COPAG) to coincide with the adoption of a new RFP/RFQ process authorized by previous City Council action.   On January, 18th, 2022, City Council adopted Resolution 2022-002 that amended the term and composition criteria of the group:

  • Purpose/Role:  to assist city staff with annual planning and Request For Proposal (RFP) and release, make appropriate recommendations in collaboration with city staff to the City Council for contract awards, program administration, and evaluation of childhood obesity prevention contracted services; meet periodically to share information on the City’s citywide childhood obesity prevention activities, contract services, programs and services on a specific as-needed basis. 
  • Composition:  Five (5) total members: One (1) youth/young adult member (16-25 years old, with a preference to those enrolled in local health-related academic programs, i.e. Richmond High School Health Academy or Contra Costa College academic health programs); a minimum of one (1) content expert (with a background and/or demonstrated interested in public health, medicine, nutrition, and/or physical fitness); the remaining three (3) members (or less, if there are additional content experts) can be from the community/general public. Preference for community/general public appointments will be given to: community professionals with a background in a health profession (medical, educational, nutrition, physical fitness, etc.) or a parent/caregiver with a child in San Pablo schools. All community/general public appointments must meet a San Pablo residency requirement and/or work in San Pablo.
  • Meeting Frequency: The group will meet on a quarterly basis or as-needed due to operational program administration requirements.
  • Term:  1- and 2-year staggered terms: 1-year term for youth and young adult member and 2-year terms for content expert and community general public appointments. All appointments are subject to City Council appointment.
  • Application:   A formal application for the Advisory Group must be completed for formal consideration and for annual or bi-annual renewal of Advisory Group members. Click Here to Apply
  • Department/Staff Liaison:  Community Services Department/Youth, School, & Community Partnerships Division staff for contract and program administration. Staffing support services may be revised to meet City budget or operational requirements as determined by the City Manager.
  • Ralph M. Brown Act:  The Advisory Group would be subject to public noticing and open meeting requirements under Ralph M. Brown Act.

Current & Previous Grant Recipients:

FY 19-20 Grant Recipients  

FY 18-19 Grant Recipients

Meeting Agendas:

2022 2021 2020

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  1. Jora Atienza Washington

    Jora Atienza Washington

    Community Services Manager
    Phone: (510) 215-3092

  2. Physical Address
    1000 Gateway Ave.
    San Pablo, CA 94806