The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net. HSD invests hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to more than 200 community-based organizations and programs that support Seattle’s neighbors and communities 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 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.

2022 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

**Updated 06/10/2022**

HSD is pleased to issue this 2022 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) related to the following investments:

  1. Farm to Table Support Services
  2. Youth and Young Adult Behavioral Health
  3. Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Victim Services
  4. Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) Services
  5. Seattle and King County Comparable Worth Wage Analysis of Human Services Work
  6. Child Care Facilities RFP

This notice provides an overview of HSD's funding opportunities for 2022 with a brief description of the service areas for each opportunity, anticipated funding amounts, release dates, and contract start dates. Once finalized, HSD will issue detailed funding opportunities for each investment in the space below.

2021 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

Notice of Funding Availability (PDF) **Amended 11/16/2021**

Open Funding Opportunities

2022 Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Survivor Services RFP

HSD's Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (MODVSA) is seeking applications from agencies interested in providing survivor-centered, gender-based violence victim services for the diverse communities and geographic areas of Seattle.

The purpose of this RFP is to establish a Seattle-based coordinated regional network of services under the umbrella of gender-based violence (GBV) for survivors of interpersonal violence including domestic violence (DV), sexual assault (SA), and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). Service strategies included in this RFP are

  1. Mobile Flexible Advocacy,
  2. Shelter and Housing,
  3. Therapeutic Services,
  4. Civil Legal Aid, and
  5. Specialized Services for Marginalized Populations.

The term “gender-based violence”, as referred to in this RFP, is defined as, “any form of violence that is rooted in rigid gender roles that reinforce the power imbalance between men and women. Any time anyone does not conform to what’s expected of their gender, they run the risk of being targets of violence.” For this RFP, domestic violence, sexual assault, and commercial sexual exploitation are defined as forms of GBV.

Approximately $10,908,306.00 in HSD General Fund is available through this RFP. HSD intends to fund approximately 30-40 proposals. Initial awards will be made for January 1, 2023-December 31, 2023; and up to a period of four years (2023-2026).

Click here to visit the RFP page for more information and to download materials.

2022 Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) Services RFQ

HSD's MODVSA is also seeking applications from agencies interested in providing assessment and treatment services for persons with misdemeanor domestic violence charges referred by the Seattle Municipal Court.

Approximately $147,229 in HSD General Fund is available through this RFQ. Initial awards will be made for the period of January 1, 2023, thru December 31, 2023, with the possibility of renewal.

HSD seeks to contract with one or two provider(s) who are certified by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and are required to provide domestic violence perpetrator intervention in accordance with Washington State laws and rules that were specifically designed for domestic violence perpetrator intervention programs.

Click here to visit the RFP page for more information and to download materials.

2022 Child Care Facilities RFP

HSD is pleased to announce the availability of up to $5,000,000 of Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery (CLFR) Funds and up to $1,000,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to increase licensed capacity in preschool and child care facilities across the City of Seattle. Providers interested in applying for this RFP must have experience in:

  • providing developmentally and culturally appropriate early learning programming;
  • working with Seattle children and families most disproportionately impacted by the effects of COVID-19; and
  • working with Seattle children 0 – 5 years old.

HSD is seeking applications from providers interested in capital improvements to their sites to increase licensed capacity and serve more children from birth to five years old. Funding awards will be made for the period of September 9, 2022-December 31, 2024. Please note HSD reserves the right to do partial allocations. HSD also reserves the right to grant partial awards or to not grant any awards.

  1. Nonprofit and for profit, center-based providers and preschools are eligible to apply for $25,000 (min) to $2,000,000 (max)
  2. Nonprofit and for profit, home-based agencies are eligible to apply for $10,000 (min) to $75,000 (max)

Click here to visit the RFQ page for more information and to download materials.

2022 Seattle and King County Comparable Worth Wage Analysis of Human Services Work RFQ

HSD, in partnership with the Seattle Human Services Coalition (SHSC) is seeking applications from individuals, teams, and organizations interested in conducting a comparable worth wage analysis of the City of Seattle and King County human services sector.

Approximately $496,000 in HSD General Fund is available through this RFQ from City Council add (CBA HSD-002-B-001). HSD intends to fund one proposal. The award will be made for the period of August 1, 2022-September 30, 2023. The final report will be due no later than January 31, 2023.

Click here to visit the RFQ page for more information and to download materials.

Child Care Facilities Financing (continuous)

Financing for the development or expansion of child care facilities available to child care providers, building owners, and building developers. For more information, email childcarefacilities@seattle.gov or call (206) 684-0377.

Child Care Nutrition Program (continuous)

The Child Care Nutrition Program helps home-based child care providers and Friends Family & Neighbors care providers plan for and provide nourishing meals that meet the USDA's CACFP requirements. The program contributes to the cost of food and links home providers with a nutrition specialist to assist with menu planning and special dietary needs of children in their child care. Eligible providers must be located in King County and have a current child care license from the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families or be an approved Friends, Family & Neighbors provider. 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.

For additional family child care funding opportunities, visit www.seattle.gov/ccap

Closed for Applications

2022 Youth and Young Adult Behavioral Health RFP
Closed: May 16, 2022

2022 Farm to Table Support Services RFP
Closed: May 5, 2022

2021 Supportive Reentry RFP
Closed: November 5, 2021

2021 Asian and Pacific Islander Resiliency RFP
Closed: June 25, 2021

2021 Community Safety Capacity Building RFP
Closed: April 9, 2021

2021 Supporting Youth and Young Adults for Success RFP
Closed: April 5, 2021

2021 Geographic Specific – Delridge, Georgetown, South Park - Food Bank Services RFP
Closed: March 24, 2021

2021 Expanding Neighborhood-Specific Outreach RFQ
Closed: February 25, 2021

Street to Housing Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Closed: November 23, 2020

Shelter Surge Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Closed: November 23, 2020

COVID-19 Funding for Emergency Shelter and Permanent Supportive Housing
Closed: September 2020

Reentry/Rerooting Indigenous Community Healing RFP
Request for Proposal

Closed: April 14, 2020

Homeless Investments to Serve American Indians/Alaska Natives RFP
Request for Proposal

Closed: March 24, 2020

The Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax Public Awareness & Counter-Marketing Campaign RFP
Request for Proposal

Closed: October 2, 2019

2019 Farm to Preschool and Out-of-School Time (OST) RFQ   
Request for Proposal
 
Closed: July 1, 2019

2019 Safety RFP 
Request for Proposal
 
Closed: June 13, 2019

2019 Food and Nutrition RFP 
Request for Proposal

Closed: April 11, 2019

2019 Homeless Strategies and Investments Outreach RFQ
Request for Proposal 
Closed: March 12, 2019 

2019 Food Access Opportunity RFP
Request for Proposal 
Closed: March 6, 2019 

2019 Older Adult Community Transportation RFP
Request for Proposal 
Closed: February 20, 2019 

Housing and Stability Services for Low-Income People with HIV/AIDS - HOPWA/Ryan White Part A
Closed: October 23, 2018 

2018 Community Living Connections 
Request for Qualifications 
Closed: November 8, 2018

2018 Senior Centers RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: July 9, 2018

2018 Gender-based Violence Survivor Services RFP  
Request for Proposal
Closed: June 29, 2018

2018 Opportunity Fund RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: June 1, 2018

2018 Family Support RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: March 30, 2018

2018 Legal Services RFQ
Request for Qualification
Closed: March 7, 2018

Dementia Adult Day Facilities RFQ
Request for Proposal
Closed: October 6, 2017

Homeless Investments RFP 
Awards Announcement
Closed: September 5, 2017

2017 Innovation Fund RFP 
Request for Proposal
Closed: June 22, 2017

Registered Dietitian Services for Older Adults RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: May 24, 2017

Congregate Meals for Older Adults RFP   
Request for Proposal
Closed: May 24, 2017

Home Delivered Meals for Older Adults RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: May 24, 2017

Community Connectors at Food Banks RFQ  
Request for Proposal
Closed: May 23, 2017

Community Shuttles for Seniors and People with Disabilities RFQ
Request for Qualifications
Closed: March 31, 2017

Bridging the Gap Shelter and Storage RFP
Request for Proposal 
Closed: January 20, 2017

Kinship Caregiver Support Program RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: February 24, 2017

Bridging the Gap Shelter and Storage RFP
Request for Proposal 
Closed: January 20, 2017