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 450 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 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. HSD has issued its 2016 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which provides an overview of HSD's impending funding opportunities for 2016.



2017 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

In December 2016, HSD released its 2017 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which provides an overview of HSD’s impending funding opportunities for 2017. These funding opportunities represent over $40 million in investments in nonprofit services s that serve Seattle’s most vulnerable populations.
Notice of Funding Availability (PDF)



Current Funding Opportunities

Kinship Caregiver Support Program RFP (due February 24, 2017)

The Human Services Department is now accepting proposals for $191,500 available to help support "kinship caregivers," or a relative such as a grandparent, uncle, or sister caring for a child age 18 years or younger whose parents are unable or unwilling to do so.  Proposals are being sought to provide investments that will help to reduce the physical and emotional stress experienced by kinship caregivers. More information about the application can be found on the Kinship Caregiver Support Program application page

Bridging the Gap Shelter and Storage RFP (due January 20, 2017)

The City of Seattle's Human Services Department (HSD) is making available $1.3M to fund increased shelter access for those experiencing homelessness and storage for their belongings. Approximately $1.1M will be devoted to bringing 100 new low barrier shelter beds online, either expanded from existing capacity or from new programs. In addition, $200,000 will be devoted to new storage opportunities to safekeep the belongings of those currently living unsheltered. More information about the application can be found on the Bridging the Gap Shelter and Storage application page

Child Care Facilities Financing (on going)

Financing for the decvelopment 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

Navigation Center  (Due: September 27)
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

Sexual Assault Victim Services 

Request for Information (RFI)
Closed: September 2, 2015

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Victim Services
Request for Information (RFI)
Closed: September 2, 2015

Gender-based Violence Prevention
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Closed: September 2, 2015

Authorized Encampment Operator Roster
Request for Qualification
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 Qualification (RFQ)
Closed: March 2, 2015

Rapid Re-Housing for Single Homeless Adults
Request for Proposal (RFP)
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