Funding for Tenant Services

2021 Tenant Services Grants

We are excited to announce this Tenant Services Grants Request for Proposal. A total of $615,000 is available in 2021, pending final approval of the City's 2020 budget. We are seeking proposals from organizations with experience and/or expertise in providing services to communities in Seattle. Organizations that are already providing tenant services are strongly encouraged to apply.

There will be an information/help session. (Please RSVP at email below.)
When: November 4, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online via Microsoft Teams - A meeting link will be sent to those that RSVP on November 3, 2020.

Please email Hoa Mai,, with questions about the information session or to RSVP. 

Timeline for 2021 Funding Proposals

Funding Opportunity Released October 23, 2020
Application Deadline November 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Planned Award Notification December 7, 2020
Anticipated Contract Start Date January 1, 2021

Small Grants Still Available for 2020!

Are you a small organization that is looking to educate your community about tenants' rights? We want to hear from YOU!

We are pleased to announce the availability of small grants for tenant services. A total of $20,000 is available in 2020. The grants are meant to fund multiple proposals and approved grants shall not exceed $5,000. 

We are seeking short proposals from small, not-for-profit, community organizations who will use these funds to support tenants in understanding the rights and resources available to them. These funds can be used for expenses such as staff time, venue rentals, refreshments, childcare, translation, transportation, etc.

Project ideas could include hosting a community training, running an outreach campaign, tabling opportunities, or any creative idea to connect with communities about tenants' rights and resources. These funds can be used for one event or continuous engagement to be completed by December 31, 2020.

Your proposal should be no more than two pages (front and back, including the application template) and include:

  • A description of your organization
  • The type of event, outreach, or project your organization would like to do
  • Whether or not your organization would like Renting in Seattle staff to come and educate your community on their tenant rights
  • Proposed budget for your project

Application Materials

Timeline for 2020 Funding Proposals

Application Deadline Continuous until all funds are dispersed
Planned Award Notification Decisions will be made within 30 days of application receipt
Anticipated Contract Start Date Upon acceptance and approval of or project proposal

If you have questions, please email