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) **Updated 10/04/2023** 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

  9. **NEW** Post-Overdose Stabilization and Outpatient Treatment Facilities**NEW**

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.

Open Funding Opportunities

Post-Overdose Stabilization and Outpatient Treatment Facilities RFQ

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications for capital funding from agencies interested in providing services such as post-overdose care, opioid medication delivery, health hub services, long-term care management, and drop-in support.

Agencies may seek funds to develop either or both types of these facilities or service spaces:

  1. A post-overdose subacute stabilization center for individuals who have experienced an overdose, or any medical emergency related to substance use and who have been evaluated by an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and referred to the center. This facility will provide medical stabilization for individuals in need of these services for up to 23 hours. The services will take a harm reduction approach—supporting the safe recovery of individuals without judgement or the requirement to stop using drugs—but with the goal of preventing future medical emergencies. The facility will offer both rapid initiation of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and direct referral to other treatment options in the community. Care navigation support services will be provided to assist individuals as they leave the facility.
  2. An outpatient treatment center for individuals with opioid use disorder and/or other drug dependencies that will offer low-barrier access. In addition, the center will ensure patients are connected to other services and resources to increase clients’ adherence to treatment, including long term case management.

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

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

2022 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

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

Closed for Applications

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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