2024 Gender-Based Violence Prevention Services RFP

2024 Gender-Based Violence Prevention Services

Investing in Primary Prevention of Gender-Based Violence

We’re excited to announce that the Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (MODVSA) in the Safe and Thriving Communities Division of the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from community-based organizations to implement Gender-Based Violence (GBV) primary prevention programming.

What We Fund

The 2024 Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention Services RFP aligns with the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD), Safe and Thriving Communities (STC) Division’s goals and principles in eliminating racial disparities, promoting equity for all, and supporting communities to thrive. This RFP supports the Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault’s (MODVSA) over-arching goal to ensure that all people living in Seattle are free from gender-based violence by investing in upstream prevention efforts to stop violence before it happens. This RFP is intended to invest in activities that:

  • Connect and address the multiple risk factors and intersectionality that put people at increased risk of gender-based violence.
  • Create conditions and protective factors to prevent gender-based violence. 
  • Result in fostering safe environments and resilient communities.

This 2024 GBV Prevention Services RFP will invest in the following two (2) GBV primary prevention strategies:

1) Education Programming for Youth (Ages 10 – 18)
Education and training for youth ages 10-18 on healthy relationship skills, using approaches that focus on behavior change.

2) Building Community Resiliency (All Ages)
Community-led activities designed to address and change social norms and conditions in which gender-based violence happens, and in a context that is relevant, effective, and meaningful to a community’s needs.

Approximately $487,560 in City of Seattle General Fund is available for this 2024 Gender-Based Violence Prevention Services RFP. Initial awards for each of these funding opportunities will be made for the contract period of January 1, 2025 -December 31, 2025. While it is the City’s intention to renew agreements resulting from this funding opportunity on an annual basis through the 2028 program year, future funding will be contingent upon performance and funding availability.

Who Should Apply

We welcome applications from any legally constituted entity that meets the standard HSD Agency Minimum Eligibility Requirements and any additional requirements outlined in the Guidelines and Application. Services must be provided in the City of Seattle, prioritizing those serving in neighborhoods with highest equity disparities as shown in the City of Seattle Racial and Social Equity Index.

How We Evaluate Applications

Eligible applications are reviewed by a rating panel made up of content matter experts and individuals with lived experience. Proposals will be evaluated against the rating criteria listed next to each section of questions in the application. Highly rated proposals will describe how the organization will meet all rating criteria.

In-Language Support

Currently, HSD only has capacity to accept applications in English. We recognize the importance of providing in-language support to our communities. If you need language assistance, please contact Funding Process Coordinator Michelle Smith @Michelle.Smith2@Seattle.gov.

Information Session & Technical Assistance Available

A virtual Information Session will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. via Webex. This session will be recorded and made available on this webpage. Any agency interested in learning more about this RFP is encouraged to attend the session and ask questions. Attendance is not required.

The Last Day to Submit Questions will be by 12:00 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2024. 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 will not pay for any costs that organizations may incur while they are preparing their application, providing information requested by HSD, or participating in the selection process.

 HSD has partnered with Accountable Communities Consortium to provide technical assistance for the 2024 Gender-Based Violence Prevention Services RFP process for applicants. These help sessions are optional and are intended for organizations who need help with the application process and/or guidance about the City of Seattle's procurement processes. If you are interested in scheduling a technical assistance one-on-one session contact Shannon Perez-Darby shannon@accountablecommunities.com or Click here to schedule a meeting with Shannon via Calendly.

Application Due Date and Submission

Completed application submissions are due by 12:00 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, May 31, 2024. Applications may be submitted electronically via:

Any risks associated with submitting a proposal by email are borne by the applicant. Applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your emailed application, please contact us with questions before the deadline. 

Questions? Accommodation needs?

Please contact Michelle Smith, Funding Process Coordinator, via email with any questions about this RFP process or to request an accommodation @ Michelle.Smith2@seattle.gov

Human Services

Tanya Kim, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA, 98124-4215
Phone: (206) 386-1001

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