2023 Post-Overdose Stabilization and Outpatient Treatment Facilities RFQ

Investing in Post-Overdose Stabilization and Treatment

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications for capital funding from agencies interested in providing services such as post-overdose care, opioid medication delivery, health hub services, long-term care management, and drop-in support.

Agencies may seek funds to develop either or both types of these facilities or service spaces:

  1. A post-overdose subacute stabilization center for individuals who have experienced an overdose, or any medical emergency related to substance use and who have been evaluated by an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and referred to the center. This facility will provide medical stabilization for individuals in need of these services for up to 23 hours. The services will take a harm reduction approach—supporting the safe recovery of individuals without judgement or the requirement to stop using drugs—but with the goal of preventing future medical emergencies. The facility will offer both rapid initiation of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and direct referral to other treatment options in the community. Care navigation support services will be provided to assist individuals as they leave the facility.
  2. An outpatient treatment center for individuals with opioid use disorder and/or other drug dependencies that will offer low-barrier access. In addition, the center will ensure patients are connected to other services and resources to increase clients’ adherence to treatment, including long term case management.

What We Fund

The City of Seattle is committed to a dual public health and public safety approach to addressing the crisis of fentanyl and other illegal drugs as defined in Mayor Harrell’s Executive Order 2023-04: Addressing the Opioid and Synthetic Drug Crisis in Seattle.

Our goal is to support enhanced treatment facilities, new addiction services, and improved overdose response in order to reverse the dramatic rise in overdose deaths in Seattle attributed to fentanyl and methamphetamines.

Approximately $7,000,000 in Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds is available through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for construction and other eligible facilities costs. CDBG funds are made available to agencies via reimbursement. The City will pay for approved work after it has been completed. Grant recipients will submit an invoice to the City that includes documentation proving completion.

Who Should Apply

This RFQ is competitive and open to any legally constituted non-profit entities that meet the standard HSD Agency Minimum Eligibility Requirements and any additional requirements outlined in Sections III and IV of the Guidelines.

Due to the urgent need in Seattle for the facilities described in this RFQ, HSD is requesting application materials and responses that will help to prequalify agencies to meet CDBG eligibility requirements. Those who prequalify and meet service criteria as outlined in narrative responses will advance as finalists to work with HSD staff to determine project eligibility for CDBG funding.

How We Evaluate Applications

Finalists will be announced in January 2024. The specific time frame from announcement to contract execution will depend upon the completion of the federally required CDBG eligibility review and project readiness.

HSD intends to fund one or more capital projects. Once any stabilization or outpatient treatment space or facility is permitted for occupancy by the City’s Department of Construction and Inspections, the City will expect the agency to take necessary steps to operate licensed programs and services.

In-Language Support

At this time, HSD only has the capacity to accept applications in English. We recognize the importance of providing in-language support to our communities. If you need language assistance, please contact the funding process coordinator Ann-Margaret Webb at ann-margaret.webb@seattle.gov.

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Information Session

An Information Session will be held on November 2, 2023, from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams 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 Friday, November 17, 2023, by 5:00 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.

Application Due Date and Submission

Completed application submissions are due Tuesday, November 28, 2023, by 12:00 p.m. (noon) PDT. 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 Ann-Margaret Webb, Funding Process Coordinator, via email with any questions about this RFQ or to request an accommodation for the information session: ann-margaret.webb@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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