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.

2022 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

**Updated 5/19/2022**

HSD is pleased to issue this 2022 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) related to the following investments:

  1. Farm to Table Support Services
  2. Youth and Young Adult Behavioral Health
  3. Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Victim Services
  4. Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) Services
  5. Seattle and King County Comparable Worth Wage Analysis of Human Services Work

This notice provides an overview of HSD's funding opportunities for 2022 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.

2021 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

Notice of Funding Availability (PDF) **Amended 11/16/2021**

Open Funding Opportunities

2022 Child Care Facilities RFP

HSD is pleased to announce the availability of up to $5,000,000 of Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery (CLFR) Funds and up to $1,000,000 in Community Develop Block Grant (CDBG) funding to increase licensed capacity in preschool and child care facilities across the City of Seattle. Providers interested in applying for this RFP must have experience in:

  • providing developmentally and culturally appropriate early learning programming;
  • working with Seattle children and families most disproportionately impacted by the effects of COVID-19; and
  • working with Seattle children 0 – 5 years old.

HSD is seeking applications from providers interested in capital improvements to their sites to increase licensed capacity and serve more children from birth to five years old. Funding awards will be made for the period of August 19, 2022-December 31, 2024. Please note HSD reserves the right to do partial allocations.

  1. Nonprofit, center-based providers and preschools are eligible to apply for $25,000 (min) to $2,000,000 (max)
  2. Nonprofit, home-based agencies are eligible to apply for $10,000 (min) to $75,000 (max)

Click here to visit the RFQ page for more information and to download materials.

2022 Seattle and King County Comparable Worth Wage Analysis of Human Services Work RFQ

HSD, in partnership with the Seattle Human Services Coalition (SHSC) is seeking applications from individuals, teams, and organizations interested in conducting a comparable worth wage analysis of the City of Seattle and King County human services sector.

Approximately $496,000 in HSD General Fund is available through this RFQ from City Council add (CBA HSD-002-B-001). HSD intends to fund one proposal. The award will be made for the period of August 1, 2022-September 30, 2023. The final report will be due no later than January 31, 2023.

Click here to visit the RFQ page for more information and to download materials.

2022 Youth and Young Adult Behavioral Health RFP

The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division is seeking applications from organizations to provide behavioral health support to young people. Eligible services through this Request for Proposals (RFP) include non-residential behavioral health support through clinical treatment and/or non-clinical, culturally specific approaches. Organizations must have documented experience:

  • engaging Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) youth and/or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ+) youth of color;
  • providing culturally appropriate behavioral health services; and
  • engaging with Seattle’s young people between 8 and 24 years old.

This RFP is investing $938,841 from HSD General Fund. Initial funding will be for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2023. Contract renewal for an additional three years will depend on agency performance and HSD funding availability. 

Click here to visit the RFP page for more information and to download materials.

2022 Farm to Table Support Services RFP

The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division is seeking applications from organizations and farmers interested in food equity for Seattle Preschool Programs serving low-income children and families. This Farm to Table Support Services RFP invests in healthy, local, sustainable, culturally relevant food access and education in approximately 50 Seattle Preschool Programs located across the City of Seattle serving 2,000 children ages 3-5 years old. This RFP investment has two program components:

  1. Nutrition Education: Increase education on healthy, nutritious, and culturally relevant foods for children, families, and staff in Seattle Preschool Programs
  2. Farm to Family Food Bags: Increase access and consumption of fresh and local produce to Seattle Preschool Program children, families, and staff by providing take-home Farm to Family Food Bags

This RFP is investing approximately $839,815 from the following sources: $766,158 in Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) funding and $73,657 in City of Seattle General Fund. Initial funding will be for the period of January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023. 

Click here to visit the RFP page for more information and to download materials.

Child Care Facilities Financing (continuous)

Financing for the development or expansion of child care facilities available to child care providers, building owners, and building developers. For more information, email childcarefacilities@seattle.gov or call (206) 684-0377.

Child Care Nutrition Program (continuous)

The Child Care Nutrition Program helps home-based child care providers and Friends Family & Neighbors care providers plan for and provide nourishing meals that meet the USDA's CACFP requirements. The program contributes to the cost of food and links home providers with a nutrition specialist to assist with menu planning and special dietary needs of children in their child care. Eligible providers must be located in King County and have a current child care license from the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families or be an approved Friends, Family & Neighbors provider. 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.

For additional family child care funding opportunities, visit www.seattle.gov/ccap

Closed for Applications

2021 Supportive Reentry RFP
Closed: November 5, 2021

2021 Asian and Pacific Islander Resiliency RFP
Closed: June 25, 2021

2021 Community Safety Capacity Building RFP
Closed: April 9, 2021

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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