2023 Family Support RFP

Investing in Family Support Services

We’re excited to announce a new funding opportunity from the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD). HSD is seeking applications from organizations interested in providing services for low-income families that are focused on learning, healing, and fostering connections.

What We Fund

Our goal is to invest in community-based organizations that can build opportunities for connection and family support while celebrating unique aspects of culture. Services must take place in the city of Seattle. For the purposes of this RFP, family is defined as one or more adult caregivers expecting a child or with children/youth/young adults up to the age of 24. Kinship families are included in this definition.

Approximately $3,827,366 in City of Seattle General Funds is available through this Request for Proposals (RFP). Organizations may apply for up to $300,000. Initial awards will be made for the contract period of January 1, to December 31, 2024. While the City intends to renew agreements resulting from this funding opportunity annually through the 2027 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 (found in the sidebar on the previous page) and any additional requirements outlined in the Guidelines and Application.

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 the 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 the funding process coordinator Ann-Margaret Webb at ann-margaret.webb@seattle.gov.

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Information Session & Technical Assistance Available

An Information Session will be held Thursday, April 20, 2023, starting at 10:00 a.m. PDT via Microsoft Teams online virtual meeting technology, which will be recorded and made available on this webpage. Any agency interested in learning more about this RFP is encouraged to attend the session and ask questions. Attendance is not required.

The Last Day to Submit Questions will be Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 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.

HSD has partnered with Communities Rise to provide technical assistance for Family Support RFP applicants. These help sessions are optional and are intended for organizations who need help with the application process and/or guidance about the City of Seattle's procurement processes. More information is available in the RFP Guidelines and Application document.

Application Due Date and Submission

Completed application submissions are due by Thursday, May 25, 2023, by 12:00 pm PDT. 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.


Please contact Ann-Margaret Webb, Funding Process Coordinator, via email with any questions about this RFP or to request an accommodation for the information session: ann-margaret.webb@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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