HSD Announces $4 Million Available Funding to Support Seattle’s Seniors and Disabled Populations

Seattle, WA – Today, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced two separate request for proposals, totaling $3,997,091available to nonprofit services providers that serve the region’s most vulnerable senior and disabled populations through its Community Living Connection – Aging & Disability Resource Network (CLC-ADRN) and Family Caregiver Support programs.

Approximately $2,344,929 is available to nonprofit agencies interested in providing services through the CLC-ADRN in King County. The CLC-ADRN connects older adults and people with disabilities to needed services and supports, and includes the following culturally and linguistically appropriate service components: outreach; information and assistance/referral; person-centered options counseling; and care coordination.

HSD’s CLC-ADRN program is funded by sources, Senior Citizens Service Act (SCSA) and Older American’s Act Title III-B (OAA III-B), Title XIX and HSD General Fund. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is open to nonprofit agencies. HSD intends to fund a maximum of fifteen proposals.

The second RFP announced today represents approximately $1,652,162 for nonprofit agencies experienced in providing Family Caregiver Support services for unpaid caregivers for older adults and adults 18+ with a disability living in King County. The Family Caregiver Support Program provides culturally and linguistically appropriate support and services for unpaid caregivers including information and assistance, counseling, support groups, training/consultation, emergency respite coordination, and an evidence-based assessment and referral tool called Tailored Care and Referral or TCARE®. The Family Caregiver Support Program supports and services reduce physical and emotional stress experienced by caregivers so their loved one is able to live in the community.

HSD’s Family Caregiver Support Program is funded by the State Family Caregiver and Older American’s Act Title III-E. This RFP is open to non-profit agencies. HSD intends to fund a maximum of twelve proposals.

HSD continues its effort to institute performance-based investments and uses data to 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 about HSD Funding Opportunities and application materials, visit HSD’s Funding Opportunities webpage.

 

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The Aging and Disability Services division of HSD promotes quality of life, independence and choice for older people and adults with disabilities. As the state-designated local Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County the division is co-sponsored by the City of Seattle Human Services Department, United Way of King County and King County.

 

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