The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net. HSD invests hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to more than 200 community-based organizations and programs that support Seattle’s neighbors and communities 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 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.

2024 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to issue its 2024 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA ver. 6 updated 6/24/2024) related to the following investments:

  1. Older Adult Transportation Services [release date: January 17, 2024]
  2. Kinship Caregiver Support Services [release date: February 5, 2024]
  3. Respite Services [release date: March 15, 2024]
  4. Gender Based Violence Prevention Services [release date: April 1, 2024] 
  5. Community Living Connections [release date: April 15, 2024]
  6. 2024 Street-Based Outreach Services for Unsheltered Individuals RFQ [release date: June 13, 2024]
  7. 2024 East and South King County Congregate Meals [Anticipated release date: September 9, 2024] 

This notice provides an overview of HSD’s funding opportunities for 2024 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.

Open Funding Opportunities

2024 Street-Based Outreach Services for Unsheltered Individuals RFQ

Application Deadline: Friday, July 19, 2024 (12:00 p.m. Pacific Time)

Child Care Facilities Financing (as available)

Financing for the development or expansion of child care facilities is variable and may come from different funding sources. Please inquire about availability for child care providers, building owners, or building developers and learn more about possible requirements to qualify. For more information, email 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

For additional family child care funding opportunities, visit

2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) **Last updated 10/04/2023**

2022 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

Notice of Funding Availability **Last updated 7/21/2022**

Closed for Applications

2024 Gender-Based Violence Prevention Services RFP
Closed: May 31, 2024

2024 Community Living Connections RFQ
Closed: May 28, 2024

2024 Respite Services RFQ
Closed: April 16, 2024

2024 Kinship Caregiver Support Services RFP
Closed: March 15, 2024

2024 Older Adult Community Transportation Services RFP
Closed: March 7, 2024 

Post-Overdose Stabilization and Outpatient Treatment Facilities RFQ
Closed: November 28, 2023

Older Adult Legal Services
Closed: July 5, 2023

2023 Family Support RFP
Closed: May 25, 2023

2023 Culturally Nourishing Foods for Older Adults RFP
Closed: April 12, 2023

2023 Multicultural Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Services RFP
Closed: April 12, 2023

2023 Home-Delivered Meals RFQ
Closed: April 12, 2023

2023 Congregate Meals for Older Adults RFQ
Closed: April 12, 2023

2023 Food Systems RFQ
Closed: April 11, 2023

2023 Seattle Farm to Preschool Program Coordination and Food Procurement RFQ
Closed: March 10, 2023

2022 Nursing Services RFQ
Closed: August 11, 2022

2022 Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Survivor Services RFP
Closed: August 8, 2022

2022 Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) Services RFQ
Closed: August 8, 2022

2022 Child Care Facilities RFP
Closed: July 19, 2022

2022 Seattle and King County Comparable Worth Wage Analysis of Human Services Work RFQ
Closed: May 31, 2022

2022 Youth and Young Adult Behavioral Health RFP
Closed: May 16, 2022

2022 Farm to Table Support Services RFP
Closed: May 5, 2022

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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