2018 Family Support RFP

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from organizations interested in providing support services to families with children/youth up to the age of 24 who live in Seattle. The activities funded through this Request for Proposal (RFP) are intended to focus on strengthening and empowering families, so youth successfully transition to adulthood.

Applicants will be funded to provide services that strengthen and empower families in two strategy areas: Systems Navigation Support and Family Management.

  1. Systems Navigation Support: training and support to help families learn how to access services and navigate systems on their own.
  2. Family Management: training and support to help families build and maintain positive, healthy relationships within their family and with their communities.  

This funding is not intended to provide case management or emergency services for families in crisis, or services for young adults, without children, who live independently. There are three ways to apply for funding through this RFP:

  1. Organizations may apply for funding to offer the Systems Navigation Support strategy only;
  2. Organizations may apply for funding to offer the Family Management strategy only; or
  3. Organizations may apply for funding to offer both strategies.  

Organizations funded will become part of a family support network that meets monthly to share best practices and learn from one another, and will participate in training and be offered technical assistance. Approximately $2,632,095 is available through this RFP.

Applications are due Friday, March 30, 2018 by 12:00 p.m. (noon). If you have any questions about the Family Support RFP, please contact the RFP Coordinator, Ann-Margaret Webb, via email at ann-margaret.webb@seattle.gov.

Timeline

Funding Opportunity Released Friday, February 16, 2018
*Information Session

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S.
Community Room B

Help Session 1
To reserve a 30-minute appointment, please contact: 206-615-0744.  Please indicate if you need interpretation or an accommodation. Organizations are required to make an appointment if they wish to attend a help session. 

Friday, February 23, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave NE
Meeting Room

Help Session 2
To reserve a 30-minute appointment, please contact: 206-615-0744.  Please indicate if you need interpretation or an accommodation.  Organizations are required to make an appointment if they wish to attend a help session. 

Monday, February 26, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S.
Community Room B

Help Session 3
To reserve a 30-minute appointment, please contact: 206-615-0744.  Please indicate if you need interpretation or an accommodation.  Organizations are required to make an appointment if they wish to attend a help session. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Rainier Beach Library
9125 Rainier Avenue South
Meeting Room

Last day to submit questions

Monday, March 19,2018 by 6:00 p.m.

Application deadline

Friday, March 30, 2018 by 12:00 p.m. (noon) 

Interviews Monday, May 21, 2018 - Friday, June 1, 2018
Planned Award Notification Tuesday, July 10, 2018 
Contract Start Date Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Organizations that pass the application minimum eligibility screen and are forwarded to the rating panel for review will receive an interview.  Each organization will receive one scheduled interview time; if an organization fails to send staff for the interview, HSD will not provide that organization another opportunity to interview.  Once an interview appointment is confirmed, organizations may not reschedule.  All organizations will be provided with a list of the interview questions three days in advance of their interview.  Interview questions may not be shared with other organizations.