Seattle Human Services Department announces $225K in available to funding to support homeless youth

Seattle, WA – Today, the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) announced $224,131 in available funding to support homeless youth the with case management and drop-in center services to youth and young adults.

This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to community-based, non-profit agencies that are currently providing services for homeless youth and young adults. HSD is interested in funding one agency to take on the contract for the current University District Youth Center (UDYC) site, leased from the University Congregational United Church of Christ, and provide drop-in center basic need services and PRO Youth (Partners Reaching Out to Youth Countywide) Case Management.

Funding will be focused on two full-time case managers connecting homeless youth and young adults to housing and increased income, as well as drop-in center staff providing basic need services including but not limited to: laundry, showers, meals, clothing, and resource sharing.

The $224,131in funding is made available through HSD general fund ($113,255), PRO Youth-McKinney Fund ($69,397) and PRO Youth-HSD General Fund-McKinney Match ($41,479). The application deadline is Monday, October 12, 2015 by 12p.m.

 The Seattle Human Services Department is one of the largest contributors to Seattle’s safety net as it provides $89 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.