2023 Congregate Meals for Older Adults RFQ

The Aging and Disability Services Division of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) seeks applications from a diverse group of agencies interested in helping older adults maintain their quality of life and age in place by addressing their nutritional needs.

This RFQ invests in agencies that offer a place where older adults receive a culturally relevant, nutritionally balanced meal and have the opportunity to socialize with their peers.

Approximately $3,295,179 is available through this RFQ from the following sources: $1,967,373 in Older Americans Act funds, $351,487 in Nutrition Services Incentive Program and $976,319 in HSD General Fund dollars.

HSD intends to fund a maximum of 15 Congregate Meals for Older Adults proposals. Initial Awards will be made for the period of January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024. While it is the City’s intention to renew agreements resulting from this funding opportunity on an annual basis through the 2027 program year, future funding will be contingent upon performance and funding availability.

Graphic of RFQ timeline

HSD will offer two Information Sessions:

  1. Tuesday, March 7, 2023, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. PST in-person at the ADS South King County Office at 600 SW 39th Street, Suite 155, Renton, WA 98057.
  2. Thursday, March 9, 2023, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. PST via Webex online virtual meeting technology, which will be recorded and made available on this webpage.

Any agency interested in learning more about this RFQ is encouraged to attend the session and ask questions. Attendance is not required.

The Last Day to Submit Questions will be Monday, April 3, 2023, by 4:00 p.m. PDT. HSD will not provide individual notice of changes; and applicants are responsible for regularly checking this web page for answers to questions, process updates, clarifications, or amendments. HSD will not pay for any costs organizations may incur while they are preparing their application, providing information requested by HSD, or participating in the selection process.

This RFQ is competitive and open to any legally constituted entities that meet the standard HSD Agency Minimum Eligibility Requirements (found in the sidebar on the previous page) and any additional requirements outlined in the Guidelines and Application.

Completed application submissions are due by 12:00 Noon PDT, on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. Applications may be submitted electronically via:

Any risks associated with submitting a proposal by email are borne by the applicant. Applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted.


Please contact Angela Miyamoto, Funding Process Coordinator, via email with any questions about this RFQ or to request an accommodation for the information session: Angela.Miyamoto@seattle.gov

Human Services

Tanya Kim, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA, 98124-4215
Phone: (206) 386-1001

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