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Funding Opportunities

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 HSDs Strategic Investment Plan (SIP).

Available Funding Opportunities

There are no available funding opportunities at this time. Please check back regularly for updates.

Update on the Food & Meal and Senior Center RFIs:  The Human Services Department has adjusted the award notification date for the 2014 Food and Meal Request for Investment and the 2014 Senior Center Request for Investment, both released by HSD on July 21st, 2014.  The new date is Monday, November 24th, 2014, at which time notifications will be sent to applicants via email.  Thank you in advance for your flexibility.

For a detailed listing of funding opportunities, view the 2014 Schedule of Funding Opportunities.

Investment Guidelines

The following resources provide an overview of what you need to know before responding to one of HSDs funding opportunities, including our vision, mission and values and an overview of the Outcomes Framework, a results-based accountability strategy that helps ensure that HSDs 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)

Online Submission System

Applications for open funding opportunities may be submitted via HSDs Online Submission System.


For a detailed listing of recent awards, view page 2 of the 2014 Schedule of Funding Opportunities.


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

Accommodations for people with disabilities provided upon request.