10/15/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/15/2021 13:04
The Safe and Thriving Communities (STC) Division of the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking applications from community-based organizations to support currently and formerly incarcerated individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and support; connect or reconnect with cultural roots and supportive communities; and to obtain long term, living wage employment in order to transition successfully from incarceration and into the community.
STC is specifically seeking community-based organizations that have experience:
For this RFP, the term "reentry" is used to describe assisting people returning from incarceration to "reenter" systems and institutions that may lead to economic and social progress. "Rerooting" refers to the process of connecting people back to their cultural roots and communities. Since much of incarceration is about isolating people, a process of rerooting is necessary to ground people despite the systemic barriers that still exist. For all individuals returning from incarceration, being part of strong and connected communities provides accountability and supports their ability to thrive.
This RFP is investing $1,383,000 in City of Seattle General Fund for culturally appropriate reentry and rerooting programming. Initial funding will be for the period of December 15, 2021-December 31, 2022.
This is an open and competitive process. For more information, and all RFP materials, please visit HSD's Funding Opportunities web page: http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/funding-and-reports/funding-opportunities. Completed application packets are due by 12:00 p.m., Noon on Friday, November 5, 2020.
If you have any questions, or would like to receive a copy of the RFP in the mail or by email, please contact Natalie Thomson via email at [email protected].