2024 Respite Services RFQ

Investing in Respite Services

The Aging and Disability Services (ADS) Division of the Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from entities interested in providing Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) Respite Services for older adults (60+) and adults (18+) with a functioning disability.

This Request for Qualification (RFQ) will qualify agencies to provide non-Medicaid in-home respite services to older adults (60+) and adults (18+) with a functioning disability throughout King County, Washington.

What We Fund

HSD intends to qualify organizations to provide respite care and/or housekeeping and errands, under the Family Caregiver Support Program. Respite care services provides short-term relief to unpaid primary caregivers of older adults. Respite care includes help with activities of daily living (ADL), e.g., dressing, eating, medication reminders, bathing, meal preparation.

These services are rate-based reimbursement for hours provided. Contracts will have no minimum award and no minimum numbers of referrals are expected to be maintained by the qualifying organizations.

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

Applications will undergo assessment according to the checklist outlined in the guidelines. Entities meeting all criteria will be eligible for consideration under this Request for Qualification.

Information Sessions

HSD will offer one virtual information session, 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 session and ask questions. Attendance is not required.  

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST. Virtual meeting link: Microsoft Teams (If you require technical assistance, email jessica.clark@seattle.gov)

Application Due Date and Submission

The last day to submit questions will be Tuesday, March 26, 2024 by 4:00 p.m. PST. 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 PST on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Applications may be submitted electronically via:

Applicants will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of their application. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted.


Contact Jessica Clark, Funding Process Coordinator, via email with any questions about this RFQ or to request an accommodation for the information session: Jessica.Clark@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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