2024 Community Living Connections Request for Qualification (RFQ)

Investing in a “no wrong door” system for older people, adults with disabilities, and caregivers

The Aging and Disability Services (ADS) Division of the Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from entities interested in helping older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers maintain their quality of life and age in place by connecting people with programs and services. 

What We Fund 

HSD intends to invest in a “no wrong door system” to connect people with programs and services. Eligible participants include older adults (age 60+), adults with disabilities (18+) and unpaid caregivers (18+) living in King County. Participants are supported through a continuum of services including: 

  • Information, Assistance, and Outreach  
  • Regional Coordination  
  • Care Coordination  
  • TCARE® Assessment and Care Planning  
  • Respite and Emergency Respite Coordination  
  • Caregiver Counseling, Support Groups, Training and Consultation

Approximately $4,265,950 is available through this RFQ from Older Americans Act, Senior Citizens Services Act, State Family Caregiver, Seattle General Fund, and Title XIX Medicaid Admin Claiming funds.  

Who Should Apply 

This RFQ is open to any legally constituted entities meeting HSD Agency Minimum Eligibility Requirements and any additional requirements outlined in the guidelines. 

How We Evaluate Applications 

This RFQ will identify rosters of agencies qualified to provide services in King County. Funding will be awarded competitively through this RFQ where available. Applications are reviewed by a rating panel made up of content matter experts and individuals with lived experience. Applications will be evaluated against the rating criteria listed next to each section of questions in the application.  

HSD intends to fund a maximum of 21 Community Living Connections proposals. Qualification is not a guarantee of funding. Applicants that are determined qualified but not awarded funding will remain on service roster(s) for the duration of the investment period. Applicants may also choose to apply for roster purposes only.  

HSD may utilize Community Living Connections service rosters in the event of service delivery changes or changes to funding availability.  

Information Sessions 

HSD will offer two information sessions, one virtual and one in-person, which will be recorded and made available on HSD’s Funding Opportunities webpage. Any agency interested in learning more about this RFQ is encouraged to attend the sessions and ask questions. Bring a copy of the Guidelines and Application document to the in-person information session as no copies will be provided. Attendance is not required.    

Information Session #1 – In person only: April 24, 2024 , 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Aging & Disabilities Services, South King County Office, 600 SW 39th St (Times Square office complex), Mt St Helens Room, Renton, WA 98057. Directions. Email Allison.Boll@seattle.gov to request accommodation. 

Information Session #2 – Virtual: May 1, 2024 , 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.   
Link to Microsoft Teams meeting

Meeting ID: 282 087 100 792  
Passcode: 57ACzT 
Or call in (audio only)  
+1 (206) 686-8357,,27758983#   United States, Seattle  
Phone Conference ID: 277 589 83# 

Email hsd_adsplanning@seattle.gov for technical assistance accessing the information session or request for accommodation. Note: HSD/ADS will make every effort to arrange American Sign Language for this session. 

Application Due Date and Submission 

The last day to submit questions will be Wednesday, May 15, 2024 by 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific Time.  
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 incurred while preparing their application, providing information requested by HSD, or participating in the selection process. 

Completed application submissions are due by 12:00 p.m. noon Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Applications may be submitted electronically via: 

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

  • Questions? 
    Contact Allison Boll, Funding Process Coordinator, via email with any questions Allison.Boll@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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