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.

2021 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

HSD is pleased to issue this 2021 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) related to the following investments:

  1. Community Safety Capacity Building RFP
  2. Expanding Neighborhood Specific- Lake City, Northwest Seattle- Outreach Expedited RFQ
  3. Geographic Specific - Georgetown, South Park, Delridge - Food Bank Services RFP
  4. Supporting Youth and Young Adults for Success RFP

This notice provides an overview of HSD's impending funding opportunities for 2021 with a brief description of the service areas for each opportunity, anticipated funding amounts, release dates, and contract start dates. Once finalized, HSD will issue detailed funding opportunities for each investment in the space below. **Amended 3/1/2021**

2020 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

**Amended 11/9/2020** Notice of Funding Availability (PDF)

Current Funding Opportunities

2021 Community Safety Capacity Building RFP

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from community-led groups working to end violence and to reimagine safety in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) led communities. The purpose of this funding is to build the capacity of groups working toward community-led solutions to end violence and to increase safety.

This RFP is open to organizations that meet the standard HSD Agency Minimum Eligibility Requirements (in the resources on the right) and any additional requirements outlined in Section IV of the Guidelines. If your organization does not meet the minimum eligibility requirements, obtaining a fiscal sponsor that does meet the requirements is allowable. Fiscal sponsor requirements can be found in the resources on the right. Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are allowed to apply in this RFP.

All organizations working to create conditions for safety, including ending violence and reducing crime, are encouraged to apply, and priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Pacific Islander, and Immigrant and Refugee-led community groups, as they are most impacted by racism, systems of oppression, and harm from violence and the criminal legal system. Services must take place in Seattle. All organizations that meet the minimum qualifications will be interviewed. Click here for more information.

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

2021 Supporting Youth and Young Adults for Success RFP
Closed: April 5, 2021

2021 Geographic Specific – Delridge, Georgetown, South Park - Food Bank Services RFP
Closed: March 24, 2021

2021 Expanding Neighborhood-Specific Outreach RFQ
Closed: February 25, 2021

Street to Housing Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Closed: November 23, 2020

Shelter Surge Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Closed: November 23, 2020

COVID-19 Funding for Emergency Shelter and Permanent Supportive Housing
Closed: September 2020

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 
Awards Announcement
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 Qualifications
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

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