PRESS RELEASE: City Releases RFP for 2019-2020 Human Services Funding

Press Release

City Releases RFP for 2019-2020 Human Services Funding

March 5, 2018

Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager

REDMOND, WAThe City of Redmond is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals for human services funding. Redmond is a member of the Human Service Funders Collaborative, an alliance of cities in East, North, and South King County that coordinate a joint, online application process every two years. The participating cities include Redmond, Auburn, Bellevue, Bothell, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Shoreline, and Tukwila. The various human service programs funded by these cities include food security, housing and homelessness prevention, health, mental health, youth services, and more.

Human services organizations seeking 2019-2020 funding from any one or more of these municipalities may apply online at The application process opens March 5, 2018, and closes by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Agencies interested in applying for funds are encouraged to attend one of the Human Services Funder’s Collaborative Workshops. The workshops will cover application content, technical details, and city-specific information.

  • Workshop 1:  Wednesday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. to noon at Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th St, Redmond
  • Workshop 2: Thursday, March 8, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Renton City Hall, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton

Applications will be reviewed by the City of Redmond Human Services Commission, a 7-member volunteer board appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Commission recommendations are expected by September with consideration by City Council planned for October.

For questions and more information on this press release contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on