2024 Street-Based Outreach Services for Unsheltered Individuals RFQ

Investing in Street-Based Outreach Services for Unsheltered Individuals

We’re excited to announce that the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from qualified agencies to provide neighborhood and population-specific outreach using a team-based model to serve unhoused individuals in seven neighborhoods throughout the City of Seattle. Qualified agencies will work together and with HSD to ensure a collaborative approach to outreach is employed.   

What We Fund

Our goal is a citywide, team-based outreach model to bring unsheltered individuals indoors and support them on a path to permanent housing. This RFQ will build intentional collaboration with HSD Regional Coordinators and between selected agencies. Agencies may apply to serve a specific neighborhood or serve population-specific groups citywide. Regardless of assignment, all selected agencies will work together to collectively address the unmet needs of our unhoused residents. 
Approximately $6,187,179 in City of Seattle General Funds is available through this RFQ. Initial awards for each of these funding opportunities will be made for the 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. We are committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our funding decisions.

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

At this time, 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 Nicole Donovan, Senior Planner, Nicole.donovan@seattle.gov.

Information Session 

An Information Session will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. via Microsoft TEAMS, which will be recorded and made available on this webpage. 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 will be Friday, June 28, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. PDT. 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 organizations may incur while they are preparing their application, providing information requested by HSD, or participating in the selection process.

Application Due Date and Submission

Completed application submissions are due by 12:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, July 19, 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.  


Please contact Nicole Donovan, Funding Process Coordinator, via email with any questions about this RFQ or to request an accommodation for the information session: nicole.donovan@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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