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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.

2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

HSD is pleased to issue this 2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) related to the following investments:

  1. Family Support Services

  2. Farm to Preschool Program Coordination & Food Procurement

  3. Food Systems

  4. Congregate Meals for Older Adults

  5. Home Delivered Meals

  6. Multicultural Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Services

  7. Culturally Nourishing Foods for Older Adults

  8. Older Adult Legal Services

This notice provides an overview of HSD's planned funding opportunities for 2023 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.

2022 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

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

Open Funding Opportunities

2023 Seattle Farm to Preschool Program Coordination and Food Procurement RFQ

HSD's Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division is seeking applications from agencies interested in program coordination and food procurement for the Seattle Farm to Preschool Program (formerly known as Seattle Farm to Table).

This RFQ will increase food access for low-income and BIPOC children and families who are part of the Seattle Preschool Program through two (2) program components:

  1. Component One: Program Coordination – The selected agency will provide leadership and coordination to partner agencies that are part of the Seattle Farm to Preschool Program including but not limited to nutrition education providers, family food bag providers, and participating preschool programs to build relationships, increase communication, coordinate program logistics, support data collection, and strategically plan.
  2. Component Two: Food Procurement and Program Stipend Management – The selected agency will assist participating preschool programs in procuring local, culturally relevant food from regional farmers with a focus on BIPOC, immigrant and refugee, women, LGBTQ, and tribal-owned farms. The selected agency will also manage preschool program stipends to purchase local, culturally relevant food from regional farmers in approximately 50 preschool programs across the City of Seattle serving an estimated 1,500 children ages 3-5 years old.

Applicants may apply for one or both program components. Funded agencies in both program components will be required to participate in a community-based program evaluation designed by program participants and facilitated by a community-based evaluator.

Click here to visit the RFQ information page to learn more and 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 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

Closed for Applications

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

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

Human Services

Tanya Kim, Acting 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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