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:
The Program Scope can be found at https://kcrha.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Redline-of-Geographic-RFP-Revisions.pdf#page=8.
Estimated Total Program Funding: