Today, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) released its 2015 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which provides an overview of HSD’s impending funding opportunities for 2015. These funding opportunities represent over $5.1 million in City investments to nonprofit services providers that serve Seattle’s most vulnerable populations.
The competitive funding processes announced include, the Community Living Connections (CLC) program, Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP), Doula Services, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention, Sexual Assault Advocacy, Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Advocacy and Housing Services and Adult Day Services, long Term Stayers, and Rapid Re-Housing for Single Homeless Adults. Once finalized, HSD will issue individual, detailed funding opportunities for each investment area.
HSD continues its effort to institute performance-based investments and uses data steer the department’s resources to nonprofits who demonstrate their ability to serve the community’s most in need. HSD seeks to ensure the City’s finite resources are being directed to programs that can best leverage the investments for maximum impact on reducing disparities.
The Seattle Human Services Department is one of the largest contributors to Seattle’s safety net as it provides $99 million in funding through 522 contracts to nearly 200 agencies that support Seattle’s most vulnerable residents each year. The department works closely with its community partners, including other public and nonprofit funders and service providers, to understand current and emerging human service needs, and to create and invest in a comprehensive and integrated regional human services system.
For more information and a PDF of the 2015 NOFA, visit HSD’s Funding Opportunities webpage.
The Human Services Department funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people in our community – families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, homeless people, seniors, and persons with disabilities. We invest in programs that help people gain independence and success.