Homeless Investments to Serve American Indians/Alaska Natives RFP

The Homeless Strategy & Investment (HSI) Division of the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from agencies interested in providing services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) homeless individuals.

Approximately $1M is available through this request for proposal (RFP) process from a 2020 City Council Budget Action to specifically support this community; and funding is intended to result in permanent housing exits. $395,000 of the $1M is one-time only (2020) funding, and the remaining $605,000 is expected to be renewed in 2021. In addition, a minimum of $375,000 of the $1M must be used for Rapid Re-Housing. This $375,000 is ongoing funding.

HSD intends to fund between one and four proposals. Initial awards will be made for the period of April 15, 2020 - December 31, 2020. While it is the City's intention to renew agreements resulting from this funding opportunity on an annual basis through the 2021 program year and possibly beyond, future funding will be contingent upon performance and funding availability.

Timeline graphic showing key dates in RFP process

An Information Session will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Columbia Branch Library, 4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 online via Skype. The Last Day to Submit Questions will be Monday, March 16, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. 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 seeks to contract with a diverse group of providers to help ensure that the result of HSD's Homeless Investments for American Indians and Alaska Natives is households exit homelessness to permanent housing. Completed application packets are due by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Seán Walsh via email at sean.walsh2@seattle.gov or (206) 684-0569.