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HSD Announces Funding Opportunity to Provide Behavioral Health Support to Young People

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The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division of the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from organizations to provide behavioral health support to young people. Eligible services through this Request for Proposals (RFP) include non-residential behavioral health support through clinical treatment and/or non-clinical, culturally specific approaches. Organizations must have documented experience:

  • engaging Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) youth and/or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ+) youth of color;
  • providing culturally appropriate behavioral health services; and
  • engaging with Seattle’s young people between 8 and 24 years old.

This RFP is investing $938,841 from HSD General Fund. Initial funding will be for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2023. Contract renewal for an additional three years will depend on agency performance and funding availability.

Depending on the number of applications received, HSD intends to fund six to eight proposals. Each applicant is limited to one proposal. For collaborative programs, only the agency identified as the lead should apply. If an agency is also partnering in another application, the services provided, and budget requested should be clearly defined and not duplicative.

This is an open and competitive process. For more information, and all RFP materials, please visit HSD’s Funding Opportunities web page: application packets are due by 12:00 Noon PDT, on Monday, May 16, 2022.


Please contact Tan Mei Teo, Funding Process Coordinator, via email with any questions about this RFP: