2024 Kinship Caregiver Support Services RFP

Investing in Kinship Caregiver Support Services

The Aging and Disability Services division of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) seeks applications from agencies interested in supporting kinship caregivers so they may reduce physical and emotional stress due to caregiving so they can successfully age in their community.

Kinship care includes relatives caring for children aged 18 or younger, on a dependency order within the child welfare system, as well as relatives caring for children not formally involved with the public welfare system.

Approximately $274,000 is available through this Request for Proposal from State Kinship Navigator and Older Americans Act Title IIIE funding. Seattle General Funds may be allocated when 2024 budgets are finalized.

HSD intends to award one proposal for the Kinship Collaboration Coordinator, up to two proposals for the Kinship Navigator, and up to three proposals for the Kinship Caregiver Support Program. Initial awards will be made for the contract period of January 1, 2025, through December 31, 2025. While it is the City’s intention to renew agreements resulting from this funding opportunity on an annual basis through the 2025 program year, future funding will be contingent upon performance and funding availability.

kinship rfp timeline

HSD will offer one virtual information session via Zoom:

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. PST
Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/yms5u73t (call-in number: +1 (253) 215-8782)

Any agency interested in learning more about this RFQ is encouraged to attend the session and ask questions. Attendance is not required.

The last day to submit questions is Friday, March 1, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. 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 any costs that organizations may incur while they are preparing their application, providing information requested by HSD, or participating in the selection process.

This RFQ is competitive and open to any legally constituted entities that meet the standard HSD Agency Minimum Eligibility Requirements (found in the sidebar on the previous page) and any additional requirements outlined in the Guidelines and Application.

Completed application submissions are due by 12:00 noon Pacific Time, on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Applications may be submitted electronically via:

Any risks associated with submitting a proposal by e-mail are borne by the applicant. Applicants will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of their application. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted.


E-mail Karen Winston, Funding Process Coordinator, with any questions about this RFQ or to request an accommodation for the information session: Karen.Winston@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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