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Final Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan is Released!

The City of Seattle announces the release of the Final Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan (AAP) to the 2018-2023 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development. The Final Draft 2023 AAP includes proposed guidance for the allocation of an estimated $20.2 million of federal grant and program revenue funds [approximately… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Announces Funding Awards for Food Systems Services

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) released the 2023 Food Systems Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in late February with the goal of strengthening Seattle’s coordinated food system to increase food security and access to nutritious and culturally relevant food for low-income Seattle households. HSD, in alignment with the Seattle Food… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Announces Funding Awards for Farm to Preschool Program Coordination and Food Procurement Services

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) released the 2023 Seattle Farm to Preschool Program Coordination and Food Procurement RFQ in late January with the goal of increasing food access for low-income and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) children and families who are part of the Seattle Preschool Program…. [ Keep reading ]

Groundbreakings and Grand Opening are Good News for Parents

When the weather warms up in Seattle, out come the diggers! If you’ve spent much time with young children, you’ll know “diggers” is the favorite preschool-yard term for excavators. So yes, it’s diggers season here at HSD, and the construction projects we’ve been celebrating most often lately are new early… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Tina Skilton

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I am the supervisor of the Food & Nutrition Unit in the Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) division. I support our team in operating USDA-funded meal programs for children and youth including the Child Care Nutrition Program that supports meal access in… [ Keep reading ]

Summer is here, and so are free meals for kids!

As the school year comes to an end, the excitement for summer vacations and outdoor activities is everywhere. But for some children, summer isn’t just about fun and games. It’s a time when the safety net of school-provided meals disappears, leaving them vulnerable to food insecurity. Understanding this urgent issue,… [ Keep reading ]

Community Corner—UTOPIA Washington

The Community Corner is a place where we highlight the work of our community partners. Our goal is to gather the stories and post pictures that you might share with your friends and neighbors when you run into them on the corner, out and about in your community… What is… [ Keep reading ]

HSD to issue Sole Source Contract to Northwest Justice Project for Older Adult Legal Services

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) recently updated its 2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) related to the following investments: Older Adult Legal Services. HSD’s Aging and Disability Services (ADS) Division intends to contract with Northwest Justice Project to provide Older Adult Legal Services. Northwest Justice Project has… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Rachel Alder

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? As a Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist in the Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division, I hold many Medicaid contracts and several non-Medicaid contracts. What made you want to work in human services? I love humans and I am intensely curious about… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Employee Spotlight—Jeff Sakuma

What is your role at Seattle Human Services? I work in the Aging and Disability Services (ADS) division. My role, as I see it, is divided into three functions: How has your job changed in recent years? My job has changed in two main ways. There is a growing focus… [ Keep reading ]