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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).

Current Funding Opportunities

Sexual Assault Victim Services

Funding Level: up to $592,119
Application Deadline: September 2, 2015

Approximately $592,119 is available is available to nonprofit agencies interested in providing sexual assault victim services for adult and child victims of sexual assault. The intent of this Request for Investment (RFI) is to provide supportive victim-centered interventions to victims following incidents of sexual assault to help prevent complex, long-term health and mental health struggles. HSD will fund services consistent the Washington State Office of Crime Victims Advocacys service standards for sexual assault victim services. Eligible activities for victim services funding may include crisis intervention, information and referral, general advocacy, medical advocacy, and legal advocacy.

View application here.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Victim Services
 

Funding Level: up to $350,000
Application Deadline: September 2, 2015

Approximately $350,000 is available to nonprofit organizations experienced in providing commercial sexual exploitation victim services for youth and adults. The intent of this Request for Investment (RFI) is to fund approximately two collaborations to provide victim support services focused on information, assistance, referrals, advocacy-based counseling and intensive case management, coordinated response, crisis intervention, community outreach and advocacy, and support groups to provide victims safety and stability. Funding for this RFI is available from the HSD General Fund ($159,928) and from the Sexual Abuse of Minors, Prostituted Children Rescue Fund, and Sex Industry Victims Fund ($190,072).

View application here.

Gender-based Violence Prevention
 

Funding Level: up to $350,000
Application Deadline: September 2, 2015

$350,000 is available to nonprofit organizations interested in providing gender-based violence prevention services for Seattle youth ages 10 to 18. The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to fund a maximum of five prevention programs to educate youth in healthy relationship skills which increases safety and protection against future violence while promoting change in attitudes, values, and behaviors that support ending gender-based violence. For the purposes of this RFP gender-based violence is defined by dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and commercial sexual exploitation.

View application here.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities



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. Once finalized, HSD will issue individual, detailed funding opportunities for each investment area.   HSD recommends that parties interested in applying for HSD funds check this website regularly, "like" HSD on Facebook or "follow" HSD on Twitter for updates.

Note: In the event of budget additions through Mayoral or City Council budget appropriations, HSD may elect to modify existing contracts until such contracts require a new funding process, or HSD may develop a new funding opportunity to expend the additional funds.

A downloadable PDF of the 2015 NOFA can be found here.

Adult Day Services
 

Funding Amount Currently Unavailable
Anticipated Release: August 2015

Adult Day Services programs provide a community-based setting designed to meet the needs of adults with functional disabilities or cognitive impairments through individual plans of care. This type of structured, comprehensive, nonresidential program provides a variety of health, social, and related support services in a protective setting. Adult day services support adults with functional disabilities or cognitive impairments to continue to live in the community. This Request for Qualification process will evaluate an agency’s ability to meet the Adult Day Health and/or Adult Day Care standards outlined in Washington Administrative Code 388-71-0702 through 388-71-0776 (http://app.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=388-71).

Long Term Stayers
 

Funding Level: TBD
Anticipated Release: TBD

A new program to be contracted to a community-based agency to address the housing assistance needs of long-term shelter stayers (people living in shelter over 180 days), a priority population for the Committee to End Homelessness.  Data indicates that the number of long-term stayers in Seattle area shelters is over 800.  In addition to bringing the City into greater compliance with the federal HEARTH Act goals, assisting these long-term stayers in transitioning out of the shelter system will open up much needed space that has been rendered unavailable to individuals and families in crisis as a result of this long-term habitation.

Seattle’s emergency shelter programs are currently operating at capacity, and demand exceeds available supply.  By transitioning the Long Term Stayers out of shelter, we are supporting people to quickly exit the homeless system, which will free up emergency shelter capacity for those 2,300 individuals who are living unsheltered in Seattle. This proposal will provide a portion of the funding to increase provider staffing levels to provide housing navigation assistance.    It is anticipated that this effort will be part of a regional response and that public funding partners within CEH will provide additional fiscal support.

Closed Funding Opportunities

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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