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HSD Funding Opportunities

The Seattle Human Services Department is one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net as it provides $89 million in funding through 522 contracts to nearly 200 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 service providers, to understand current and emerging human service needs, and to create and invest in a comprehensive and integrated regional human services system. The service or program areas identified for proposed funding align with the Human Services Departments mission and vision, Strategic Plan, Healthy Communities, Healthy Families, and HSD's Strategic Investment Plan (SIP).

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. HSD has issued its 2015 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which provides an overview of HSD's impending funding opportunities for 2015. A downloadable PDF of the 2015 NOFA can be found here.

Current Funding Opportunities

University District Youth Center

Up to $224,131 is Request for Qualifications
Application Deadline: October 12, 2015, 12:00 PM

The Youth and Family Empowerment Division of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from agencies interested in providing Case Management and Drop-in Center basic need services for homeless youth and young adults.

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to community-based, non-profit agencies that are currently providing services for homeless youth and young adults. HSD is interested in funding one agency to take on the contract for the current University District Youth Center (UDYC) site, leased from the University Congregational United Church of Christ, and provide Drop-in Center basic need services and PRO Youth (Partners Reaching Out to Youth Countywide) Case Management. It is HSDs expectation that the funded agency will maintain two existing Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with the Seattle School District for the UDYC interagency school and with Ryther for their chemical dependency services. Funding will be focused on two full-time case managers connecting homeless youth and young adults to housing and increased income, as well as drop-in center staff providing basic need services including but not limited to: laundry, showers, meals, clothing, and resource sharing.

Approximately $224,131 is available through this RFQ.

Application Materials

Online Submission System

Application Resources

The following resources provide an overview of what you need to know before responding to one of HSD's funding opportunities, including our vision, mission and values and an overview of the Outcomes Framework, a results-based accountability strategy that helps ensure that HSD's investments address disparities and ensure that the most critical human service needs are met.

Click here to download these resources as one PDF File. (Excluding Master Agency Service Agreement)

2015 Closed Funding Opportunities

Sexual Assault Victim Services
Amended Guidelines and Application (PDF)

Closed: September 2, 2015

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Victim Services
Updated Guidelines and Application (PDF)

Closed: September 2, 2015

Gender-based Violence Prevention
Amended Guidelines and Application (PDF)

Closed: September 2, 2015

Authorized Encampment Operator Roster
Request for Proposal

Closed: May 14, 2015

Community Living Connections (CLC)
Request for Proposal

Closed: March 18, 2015

Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)
Request for Proposal

Closed: March 11, 2015

Doula Services for Low Income Women
Request for Investment (RFI)

Closed: March 2, 2015

Rapid Re-Housing for Single Homeless Adults
Request for Investment (RFI)

Closed: March 2, 2015

Food and Meal
Request for Investment (RFI)

Closed: September 15, 2014

Senior Centers
Request for Investment (RFI)

Closed: September 15, 2014

Housing Stability Tenant Education
Letter of Intent (LOI)

Closed: April 10, 2014

Step Ahead Preschools (Families and Education Levy)
Request for Investment (RFI)

Closed: March 12, 2014

Family Child Care Outreach Project
Letter of Intent (LOI)

Closed: March 10, 2014

Youth Build
Letter of Intent (LOI)

Closed: March 10, 2014

Basic Shelter for Families
Letter of Intent (LOI)

Closed: February 14, 2014


Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

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