The city's 2023-24 budget includes $3.1 million to address critical human services needs in the community. The money is from the second tranche of an American Rescue Plan Act grant issued to the city in 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of many Bellevue residents, and indicators predict that increased human services needs will continue post-pandemic. The City Council has allocated this federal pandemic funding to assist households in their recovery.
Request for Proposals for Human Services Organizations
The City of Bellevue has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from human services organizations serving Bellevue. These organizations are invited to apply for funds to address critical human services needs in the community. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10.
- Pre-application meeting: An organization must meet with Human Services Planner Saada Hilts (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss each proposed application no later than Friday, Feb. 3.
- Because of the administrative requirements associated with federal funding, requests of less than $30,000 will not be considered.
- All applications must be submitted online and must include the following:
- Completed application form.
- A program budget using the provided template for the specific program.
- If the agency does not yet have a unique identity ID, include proof of submitted application to receive one from SAM.GOV.
The application process closes at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10.
Translated requests for proposals and applications are available upon request by Friday, Feb. 3.
The city’s Human Services Commission will review the proposals and provide funding recommendations to the City Council in the spring of 2023. Programs awarded funds will enter a contract with the city to spend the funds between June 1, 2023, and Dec. 31, 2024.