HSD’s Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (MODVSA) is seeking applications from agencies interested in providing survivor-centered, gender-based violence victim services for the diverse communities and geographic areas of Seattle.
The purpose of this RFP is to establish a Seattle-based coordinated regional network of services under the umbrella of gender-based violence (GBV) for survivors of interpersonal violence including domestic violence (DV), sexual assault (SA), and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE).
Service strategies included in this RFP are
- Mobile Flexible Advocacy,
- Shelter and Housing,
- Therapeutic Services,
- Civil Legal Aid, and
- Specialized Services for Marginalized Populations.
The term “gender-based violence”, as referred to in this RFP, is defined as, “any form of violence that is rooted in rigid gender roles that reinforce the power imbalance between men and women. Any time anyone does not conform to what’s expected of their gender, they run the risk of being targets of violence.” For this RFP, domestic violence, sexual assault, and commercial sexual exploitation are defined as forms of GBV.
Approximately $10,908,306.00 in HSD General Fund is available through this RFP. HSD intends to fund approximately 30-40 proposals. Initial awards will be made for January 1, 2023-December 31, 2023; and up to a period of four years (2023-2026).
For more information, and all RFP materials, please visit HSD’s Funding Opportunities web page: http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/funding-and-reports/funding-opportunities. Completed application packets are due by 12:00 Noon PDT, on Monday, August 8, 2022.
Please contact Michelle Smith, Funding Process Coordinator, via email with any questions about this RFP or to request an accommodation for the information session: Michelle.Smith2@Seattle.gov