Funding Opportunities

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net as it invests more than $120 million in funding to over 170 agencies that support Seattle’s most vulnerable residents each year.

The department works closely with our major community partners, including other public and nonprofit funders and grantees, to understand current and emerging human service needs, and to create and invest in a comprehensive and integrated regional human services system.

HSD is working to ensure that the City's limited resources are being directed to our most vulnerable residents and to programs that can best leverage the investments for maximum impact on achieving results and reducing disparities.

2020 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

As of December 2, 2019, HSD is pleased to issue its 2020 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) related to the following investments:

  1. Older Adult Health Promotion
  2. Re-entry/Re-rooting Indigenous Community Healing
  3. Food Bank Services: Georgetown, South Park, Delridge Neighborhoods
  4. Supporting Youth and Young Adults for Success

This notice provides an overview of HSD’s impending funding opportunities for 2020 with a brief description of the service areas, anticipated funding amounts, release dates, and contract start dates. These funding opportunities represent over $4 million in investments in nonprofit services. **Revised 02/24/2020**
Notice of Funding Availability (PDF) 

2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

In December 2018, HSD released its 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which provided an overview of HSD’s impending funding opportunities for 2019. These funding opportunities represent over $9 million in investments in nonprofit services that serve Seattle’s most vulnerable populations. **Updated 11/22/2019**
Notice of Funding Availability (PDF) 

Current Funding Opportunities

2020 Geographic Specific Food Bank Services RFP

‼ COVID-19:
The 2020 Geographic Specific – Delridge, Georgetown, South Park – Food Bank Services RFP previously published with due date of March 24, 2020 has been postponed until the first quarter of 2021 due to COVID-19 protocol. If you have any questions, please contact Amaury Ávalos at (206) 386-1561 or by email at amaury.avalos@seattle.gov.

Reentry/Rerooting Indigenous Community Healing RFP

‼ COVID-19:
The Reentry/Rerooting Indigenous Community Healing RFP application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 4:00pm. Please note the following: a secondary Information Session will take place Wednesday, April 1, 2020 via Skype; the RFP application page limit is being increased from 4-pages to 6-pages for narrative responses; and the mailing address for submittal of proposals has been updated (hand-delivered submittals will no longer be accepted). Click here to visit the RFP page to view information for this investment and to download updated application materials. If you have any questions, please contact Jules Posadas via email at Jules.Posadas@Seattle.gov or (206) 684-5296..

Homeless Investments to Serve American Indians/Alaska Natives RFP

The Homeless Strategy & Investment (HSI) Division of the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from agencies interested in providing services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) homeless individuals.

Approximately $1M is available through this request for proposal (RFP) process from a  2020 Seattle City Council Budget Action to specifically support this commuinity; and funding is intended to result in permanent housing exits. Initial awards will be made for the period of April 15, 2020 - December 31, 2020.

Click here to visit the RFP page for more information and to download materials.

Child Care Facilities Financing (on going)

Financing for the development or expansion of child care facilities available to child care providers, building owners and building developers (206) 684-0377.

Child Care Nutrition Program (on-going)

The Child Care Nutrition Program helps licensed home-based child care providers plan for and provide nourishing meals to child care homes in the greater Seattle area. The program contributes to the cost of food and links home providers with a nutritionist to assist with menu planning and special dietary needs of children in their child care. Eligible child care providers must have a current child care license from the Washington State Department of Early Learning. For more information on eligibility and applications, call the City of Seattle's Child Care Nutrition Program at 206-386-1016 or e-mail childcarenutrition@seattle.gov.

Closed Funding Opportunities

The Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax Public Awareness & Counter-Marketing Campaign RFP
Request for Proposal

Closed: October 2, 2019

2019 Farm to Preschool and Out-of-School Time (OST) RFQ   
Request for Proposal
 
Closed: July 1, 2019

2019 Safety RFP 
Request for Proposal
 
Closed: June 13, 2019

2019 Food and Nutrition RFP 
Request for Proposal

Closed: April 11, 2019

2019 Homeless Strategies and Investments Outreach RFQ
Request for Proposal 
Closed: March 12, 2019 

2019 Food Access Opportunity RFP
Request for Proposal 
Closed: March 6, 2019 

2019 Older Adult Community Transportation RFP
Request for Proposal 
Closed: February 20, 2019 

Housing and Stability Services for Low-Income People with HIV/AIDS - HOPWA/Ryan White Part A
Closed: October 23, 2018 

2018 Community Living Connections 
Request for Qualifications 
Closed: November 8, 2018

2018 Senior Centers RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: July 9, 2018

2018 Gender-based Violence Survivor Services RFP  
Request for Proposal
Closed: June 29, 2018

2018 Opportunity Fund RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: June 1, 2018

2018 Family Support RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: March 30, 2018

2018 Legal Services RFQ
Request for Qualification
Closed: March 7, 2018

Dementia Adult Day Facilities RFQ
Request for Proposal
Closed: October 6, 2017

Homeless Investments RFP 
Request for Proposal
Closed: September 5, 2017

2017 Innovation Fund RFP 
Request for Proposal
Closed: June 22, 2017

Registered Dietitian Services for Older Adults RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: May 24, 2017

Congregate Meals for Older Adults RFP   
Request for Proposal
Closed: May 24, 2017

Home Delivered Meals for Older Adults RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: May 24, 2017

Community Connectors at Food Banks RFQ  
Request for Proposal
Closed: May 23, 2017

Community Shuttles for Seniors and People with Disabilities RFQ
Request for Proposal
Closed: March 31, 2017

Bridging the Gap Shelter and Storage RFP
Request for Proposal 
Closed: January 20, 2017

Kinship Caregiver Support Program RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: February 24, 2017

Bridging the Gap Shelter and Storage RFP
Request for Proposal 
Closed: January 20, 2017

Navigation Center
Request for Qualification
Closed: September 27

Older Adult Health Promotion
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Closed: July 20, 2016

Youth Development and Educational Support
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Closed: June 7, 2016

Youth Mental Health Services
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Closed: May 12, 2016

Community Health Care Facilities
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Closed: April 11, 2016

Medicaid Case Management Program
Request for Qualification (RFQ)
Closed: March 1, 2016

**Closed in 2015**


**Closed in 2014**