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Contracts for Services to Washington Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes in Eligible Locations for Programs to Benefit Unsheltered Residents

Geographic-Based Outreach Services

GrantWatch ID# 207789

Funding Source
King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Washington: City of Seattle

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/21/23 11:59 PST Save

Grant Description
Contracts for services to Washington nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and Tribes in eligible locations for programs to benefit unsheltered individuals and families. Nonprofit organizations are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended to develop an outreach system that is customer-centric and focused on moving unsheltered individuals and families into shelter and/or housing within the City of Seattle.

The RFP requires the awarded agency/agencies to provide geographic coverage of all regions across the City of Seattle, engage those living in places not meant for habitation such as encampments (whether one or many individuals), vehicles, RV’s, parks, right of ways, and other locations not intended for human habitation. A separate funding competition later in 2023 will award funds to provide homelessness outreach services that are tailored to serving specific sub-populations, including youth and young adults, Native Americans, and people with acute behavioral health needs.

Outreach efforts are systematic, coordinated and comprehensive, requiring collaboration among multiple stakeholders. Knowledge of and engagement with all partners implementing outreach efforts lead to a more strategic use of resources and more comprehensive coverage and identification of all people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Agencies will be required to perform site assessments, collecting by name list and housing needs assessments, coordinate resources, refer clients to appropriate resources, and facilitate connections to shelter and housing options. The Geographic-Based Outreach RFP will be performance based to ensure that service is being achieved within Agency/Agencies outreach engagements, and meeting outcomes specified in Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data and reporting requirements. Agencies will be required to provide quarterly reports which meet the minimum outreach reporting requirements recorded in HMIS to KCRHA. 

The result of this RFP will ensure full geographic coverage for outreach services across the city of Seattle. Applicants are required to provide services within one or more designated geographic regions. Each applicant will rank their preferred regions to conduct outreach services in priority order. Currently, six (6) geographic regions are envisioned, though regions could be changed based on the applications received. These regions include:

  • Region A: (Northwest Seattle, Pioneer Square to Magnolia),
  • Region B: (North and Northeast Seattle),
  • Region C: (West Seattle and South Park),
  • Region D: (Southeast Seattle and Georgetown),
  • Region E: (Central Seattle), and
  • Region F: (Chinatown-International District).

The Program Scope can be found at


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applications for KCRHA funding opportunities will be accepted from any legally constituted entities that meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:
- Applicant must meet all licensing requirements that apply to its organization. Companies must license, report and pay revenue taxes for the Washington State Business License (UBI#) and Seattle Business License, if they are required by the laws of those jurisdictions.
- Applicant must have a Federal Tax ID number/employer identification number (EIN) to facilitate payments from the City of Seattle to the provider.
- Applicant must be incorporated as a private non-profit corporation in the State of Washington and must have been granted 501(C) (3) tax exempt status by the United States Internal Revenue Service, the applicant’s 501(C) (3) status must be in good standing and must not have been revoked in the previous calendar year.

- Applicant is a federally recognized or Washington State-recognized Indian tribe. OR
- Applicant is a public corporation or other legal entity established pursuant to RCW 35.21.660 or RCW 35.21.730, the applicant’s status as a legal entity must be in good standing and must not have been revoked in the previous calendar year.

If the applicant is using a fiscal sponsor, the fiscal sponsor must meet the minimum eligibility requirements above.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Information Session:
(Note: participation and registration are highly recommended, but not required to submit an application. Please email staff if you have accommodation requests.)

Friday, February 24, 2023 (virtual & recorded) 11am-12pm, PST.

Zoom Meeting joining info:
Video call link:

Pre-Application Information
- Funding Opportunity Released (Draft): Friday, February 10, 2023
- Public Comment Period (submit comments by February 17, 2023): February 13, 2023 - February 17, 2023
- Funding Opportunity Released (Draft): Tuesday, February 21, 2023
- Final Funding Opportunity Released (with public comments): Friday, February 24, 2023
- Last Day to Submit Questions to staff: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, by 11:59PM PST via Fluxx
- Denial Notification (anticipated): Friday, March 31, 2023
- Appeals Due: Friday, April 7, 2023
- Award Notification (anticipated): Wednesday, April 12, 2023
- Estimated Contract Start Date: June 1, 2023

Faxed, hand delivered, or mailed applications will not be accepted. KCRHA suggests submitting application documents in Fluxx several hours prior to the deadline in case you encounter an issue with the system, etc. KCRHA is not responsible for ensuring that applications are received by the deadline. KCRHA reserves the right to deny any applications submitted after the stated deadline.

For non-profit applicants only: Duns number and Federal System for Award Management (SAM) registration in good standing.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Up to two (2) awards for each geographic area in Seattle, though an agency could receive awards for multiple geographic areas and/or to provide outreach to both tent and vehicle residents

Term of Contract
The rating team will recommend proposals to be funded beginning June 1, 2023.

Contact Information
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