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HSD Announces Funding Opportunity to Provide Services to Support Low-Income Families

We’re excited to announce that the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from organizations interested in providing services for low-income families to learn, heal, connect to each other and to the community, and celebrate unique aspects of their culture in order to build strength and resilience…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Youth Employment Program Seeks Employer Partners for Summer 

Looking for a way to support young people connecting to career opportunities? The Human Services Department’s Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) has a goal to place 250 youth & young adults in internships this summer and needs your help connecting with potential partner employers in developing these opportunities. Partner employers do not have to be government entities and we’re seeking partnerships with employers in a variety of industries, including: technology, healthcare, transportation, and more. 

HSD Announces Funding Opportunity for Program Coordination and Food Procurement for the Seattle Farm to Preschool Program

The Youth and Family Empowerment (YFE) Division of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from agencies interested in program coordination and food procurement for the Seattle Farm to Preschool Program (formerly known as Seattle Farm to Table). This 2023 Seattle Farm to Preschool Program Coordination and Food Procurement… [ Keep reading ]

Fostering a Sense of Belonging For BIPOC Youth

Imagine a space of belonging, transformation, liberation, and learning… At Geeking Out Kids of Color (GOKiC), we work to cultivate this space for BIPOC youth through technology education created by us, for us. Our mission at GOKiC is the liberation of BIPOC youth by creating decolonized tech education and providing… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Releases 2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) recently issued its 2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). This notice provides an overview of HSD’s impending 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.

HSD Announces Funding Awards for Gender-Based Violence Survivor Services

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) and its Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (MODVSA) are pleased to announce the results of the comprehensive Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Survivor Services RFP. The results informed the investment of approximately $10,908,306 in HSD General Fund dollars towards 25 providers providing services under the umbrella of GBV which includes domestic violence (DV), sexual assault (SA), and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE).

HSD Announces Over $4.5 million in Awards to Expand Child Care Access

Awards will support the creation of 311 new child care slots citywide through the expansion or renovation of facilities. **Updated 10/18/2022 to add additional quote from The Children’s Center at Burke Gilman Gardens and a map showing locations of awarded proposals Today, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) announced awards… [ Keep reading ]

Recognizing Some of Our Partners in Working to End Gender-Based Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). It is a time to remember victims/survivors of abuse and exploitation, to raise awareness of violence and its effect on families and communities, and a time to acknowledge and highlight those working to address ending gender-based violence. “Kay,” “Elle,” and “Emmi” are just… [ Keep reading ]

HSD Announces Funding Awards for Youth Behavioral Health Services

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to announce the results of the Youth and Young Adult Behavioral Health RFP which closed May 16, 2022, releasing $938,841 of HSD General Fund dollars for organizations to provide behavioral health support to young people. Funding for youth and young adult behavioral health was last released in 2016 and only allowed for the provision of evidence-based mental health services. For this RFP, HSD responded to community feedback and expanded the scope to include non-residential behavioral health via clinical, evidence-based treatment methods and/or non-clinical, culturally specific approaches that contribute toward holistic mental and behavioral health and wellness.

SYEP Applications Open now for Fall!

Foundations and Pathways Program application is open now and will close at 3 PM on Friday, September 23, 2022. The Foundations and Pathways program is a new, redesign of our previous Learn and Earn program, where participants received 1:1 support and weekly cohort-based sessions on pre-employment soft skills. Our new… [ Keep reading ]