Funding Opportunities

The Seattle Human Services Department is one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net as it invests $105 million in funding to over 170 agencies that support Seattle’s most vulnerable residents 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 to 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. HSD has issued its 2016 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which provides an overview of HSD's impending funding opportunities for 2016.



2018 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

In December 2017, HSD released its 2018 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which provides an overview of HSD’s impending funding opportunities for 2018. These funding opportunities represent over $9 million in investments in nonprofit services s that serve Seattle’s most vulnerable populations.
Notice of Funding Availability (PDF)



Current Funding Opportunities

2018 Gender-based Violence Survivor Services RFP 

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD), Mayor's Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (MODVSA) is seeking applications from agencies interested in providing survivor-centered, gender-based violence (domestic violence, sexual assault and/or commercial sexual exploitation) supportive services. The activities funded through this RFP are intended to strengthen and enhance a coordinated network of gender-based violence (GBV) services and referral system for a seamless and culturally relevant regional response that intervenes in and prevents ongoing gender-based violence.

Approximately $6,433,578 is available through this RFP. HSD intends to fund between 30 to 40 proposals. Initial awards will be made for the period of January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019. While it is the City's intention to renew agreements resulting from this funding opportunity on an annual basis through the 2022 program year, future funding will be contingent upon performance and funding availability. Applications are due Friday, June 29, 2018 by 12:00 p.m. (noon). Application materials can be found here.

2018 Opportunity Fund

The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division of the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to announce the YFE Opportunity Fund Request for Proposal (RFP). Approximately $280,000 is available from City of Seattle's General Fund. This RFP will fund small grants to support agencies that work with youth and young adults of color from the ages of 12 through 24. Project budget requests may not exceed $20,000. HSD intends to fund 10-14 projects.  

The focus populations for this RFP are youth and young adults who identify as either American Indian/Alaskan Native or Black/African American, are not currently enrolled or attending school, and are not working. Applications are due Friday June 1 by 12:00 p.m. (noon). Successful applications will result in contracts beginning on or after August 1, 2018 and ending by December 31, 2018. Application materials can be found here.

Child Care Facilities Financing (on going)

Financing for the development or expansion of child care facilities available to child care providers, building owners and building developers (206) 684-0377.

Child Care Nutrition Program (on-going)
The Child Care Nutrition Program helps licensed home-based child care providers plan for and provide nourishing meals to child care homes in the greater Seattle area. The program contributes to the cost of food and links home providers with a nutritionist to assist with menu planning and special dietary needs of children in their child care. Eligible child care providers must have a current child care license from the Washington State Department of Early Learning. 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.



Closed Funding Opportunities

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 
Request for Proposal
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 Proposal
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

Navigation Center
Request for Qualification
Closed: September 27

Older Adult Health Promotion
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Closed: July 20, 2016

Youth Development and Educational Support
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Closed: June 7, 2016

Youth Mental Health Services
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Closed: May 12, 2016

Community Health Care Facilities
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Closed: April 11, 2016

Medicaid Case Management Program
Request for Qualification (RFQ)
Closed: March 1, 2016

Sexual Assault Victim Services
Request for Information (RFI)
Closed: September 2, 2015

Commercial Sexual Exploitation Victim Services
Request for Information (RFI)
Closed: September 2, 2015

Gender-based Violence Prevention
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Closed: September 2, 2015

Authorized Encampment Operator Roster
Request for Qualification
Closed: May 14, 2015

Community Living Connections (CLC)
Request for Proposal
Closed: March 18, 2015

Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)
Request for Proposal
Closed: March 11, 2015

Doula Services for Low Income Women
Request for Qualification (RFQ)
Closed: March 2, 2015

Rapid Re-Housing for Single Homeless Adults
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Closed: March 2, 2015

Food and Meal
Request for Investment (RFI)
Closed: September 15, 2014

Senior Centers
Request for Investment (RFI)
Closed: September 15, 2014

Housing Stability Tenant Education
Letter of Intent (LOI)
Closed: April 10, 2014

Step Ahead Preschools (Families and Education Levy)
Request for Investment (RFI)
Closed: March 12, 2014

Family Child Care Outreach Project
Letter of Intent (LOI)
Closed: March 10, 2014

Youth Build
Letter of Intent (LOI)
Closed: March 10, 2014

Basic Shelter for Families
Letter of Intent (LOI)
Closed: February 14, 2014