Funding Opportunities

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net as it invests more than $120 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.

2020 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

As of December 2, 2019, HSD is pleased to issue its 2020 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) related to the following investments:

  1. Older Adult Health Promotion
  2. Re-entry/Re-rooting Indigenous Community Healing
  3. Food Bank Services: Georgetown, South Park, Delridge Neighborhoods
  4. Supporting Youth and Young Adults for Success

This notice provides an overview of HSD’s impending funding opportunities for 2020 with a brief description of the service areas, anticipated funding amounts, release dates, and contract start dates. These funding opportunities represent over $4 million in investments in nonprofit services.

**Amended 06/22/2020** Notice of Funding Availability (PDF)

2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

In December 2018, HSD released its 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which provided an overview of HSD’s impending funding opportunities for 2019. These funding opportunities represent over $9 million in investments in nonprofit services that serve Seattle’s most vulnerable populations. **Updated 11/22/2019**
Notice of Funding Availability (PDF) 

Current Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 Funding for Emergency Shelter and Permanent Supportive Housing

HSD's Homeless Strategy & Investment (HSI) division has partnered with King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) and service providers to slow the spread of COVID-19 within the homeless population. These partnerships resulted in new enhanced shelter capacity to move unsheltered people inside, and the opening of temporary spaces to de-intensify congregate shelters, helping homeless service and permanent supportive housing (PSH) providers meet social distancing and public health recommendations.

The providers have incurred substantial unanticipated costs during these efforts to deliver services in the new environment. As the crisis continues, the homeless system will need to maintain these new services and changes to operations for some time.

As part of a Washington State Department of Commerce grant to the City of Seattle to support COVID response, HSD will use a streamlined and expedited, closed funding process to distribute $4,850,000 of those funds to these eligible providers to maintain PHSKC and CDC COVID-19-related safeguards and protections without reducing the capacity of the Seattle homeless response system.

Eligible agencies will receive an email notification with information on qualifying expenses and application materials. Please contact Lisa Gustaveson, Strategic Advisor at lisa.gustaveson@seattle.gov or (206) 482-4573 with any questions.

2020 Geographic Specific Food Bank Services RFP

The 2020 Geographic Specific – Delridge, Georgetown, South Park – Food Bank Services RFP previously published with due date of March 24, 2020 has been postponed until the first quarter of 2021 due to COVID-19 protocol. If you have any questions, please contact Amaury Ávalos at (206) 386-1561 or by email at amaury.avalos@seattle.gov.

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

Reentry/Rerooting Indigenous Community Healing RFP
Request for Proposal

Closed: April 14, 2020

Homeless Investments to Serve American Indians/Alaska Natives RFP
Request for Proposal

Closed: March 24, 2020

The Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax Public Awareness & Counter-Marketing Campaign RFP
Request for Proposal

Closed: October 2, 2019

2019 Farm to Preschool and Out-of-School Time (OST) RFQ   
Request for Proposal
 
Closed: July 1, 2019

2019 Safety RFP 
Request for Proposal
 
Closed: June 13, 2019

2019 Food and Nutrition RFP 
Request for Proposal

Closed: April 11, 2019

2019 Homeless Strategies and Investments Outreach RFQ
Request for Proposal 
Closed: March 12, 2019 

2019 Food Access Opportunity RFP
Request for Proposal 
Closed: March 6, 2019 

2019 Older Adult Community Transportation RFP
Request for Proposal 
Closed: February 20, 2019 

Housing and Stability Services for Low-Income People with HIV/AIDS - HOPWA/Ryan White Part A
Closed: October 23, 2018 

2018 Community Living Connections 
Request for Qualifications 
Closed: November 8, 2018

2018 Senior Centers RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: July 9, 2018

2018 Gender-based Violence Survivor Services RFP  
Request for Proposal
Closed: June 29, 2018

2018 Opportunity Fund RFP
Request for Proposal
Closed: June 1, 2018

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

**Closed in 2015**


**Closed in 2014**