Community Safety Capacity Building RFP

Graphic of RFQ timeline

An Information Session will be held Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams online virtual meeting technology. The Last Day to Submit Questions will be Monday, April 5, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. HSD will not provide individual notice of changes; and applicants are responsible for regularly checking this web page for answers to questions, process updates, clarifications, or amendments. HSD will not pay for any costs organizations may incur while they are preparing their application, providing information requested by HSD, or participating in the selection process. Some translation of materials is available.

HSD seeks to contract with a diverse group of providers to help ensure the result of this investment is that all people living in Seattle are free from violenceCompleted application packets are due by 12:00 p.m., Noon on Friday, April 9, 2021. Applications may be submitted electronically via:

Any risks associated with submitting a proposal by email are borne by the applicant. Applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted. 

Questions about this funding opportunity may be sent to Natalie Thomson, Funding Process Coordinator, by email at

Technical Assistance

Based on feedback from stakeholders HSD is partnering with technical advisors, Kevin Baker, Baker Consulting, LLC ( and Yasmin Habib, Habib Consulting (, to provide optional help sessions intended for community-based organizations to receive additional support as they develop their proposals.

Baker Consulting and Habib Consulting may assist by clarifying application and budget questions, thinking through proposal development ideas with applicants, and reviewing proposal drafts. Technical advisors will not write proposals for applicants.

Applicant help sessions may be scheduled by appointment between March 1 and April 5, 2021. Technical assistance will be conducted virtually. Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule help session appointments as early as possible. A high volume of requests close to the application deadline will result in limited availability of the technical advisors.

Should availability become limited, priority for the help session appointments will be given to organizations led by the focus populations and organizations with an operating budget under $1,000,000. To schedule your help session appointment, contact or using the subject line:"Requesting Help Session for Safety RFP."