Below are Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Request for Information (RFI) opportunities currently available through the Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Department.
Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention
Thurston County’s Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention is pleased to announce the release of its Request for Proposals for its 2023 funding cycle. Applications are due Friday March 31, 2023, at 12:00 noon. As in previous years, applications must be submitted through Zoom Grants.
You can access the application at: https://www.zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2253&limited=4467
A few other notes and highlights regarding this RFP:
- A bidder’s conference was held on Thursday March 2nd. A recording of the meeting can be viewed via Zoom Link Passcode: Qx+&6Ua&. Please note the meeting starts shortly after the 11-minute mark.
- For applicants applying for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, projects must be used to benefit residents of Lacey. The City of Lacey will host a CDBG information session at Lacey City Hall on March 14, 2023 at 5:30pm.
- The three RFPs that have been released are for:
- Affordable Housing and Homeless Services activities
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) (for projects in or for Lacey)
- Veterans Emergency Shelter Beds
- Once you log into to Zoom Grants and start an application, the attached documents plus additional supporting documents are available under the “Library” tab.
- Finally, for agencies that have applied for funding in the past few years, the RFP and Zoom Grants application will look largely familiar, but there are a few changes this year. In particular, for those applying for Affordable Housing and Homeless Services please note that the Regional Housing Council has set aside funding to provide up to $5,000 for up to 12 agencies for organizational DEI activities.
Please email HousingThurston@co.thurston.wa.us with questions.
The Homeless Housing Program assists homeless individuals, couples, and families whose income is at or below 80% of the area median income. Funding for the program is derived from legislative mandated surcharge on document recording fees that are shared between the state and local counties.
Non-Profit organizations, local municipalities within the county, profit developers, and faith-based organizations that provide homeless housing services in accordance with the requirements of the Homeless Housing Program.
Eligible activities are going to depend on the specific funding source and will be outlined in each Request for Proposals (RFP) issued. Some examples of previously funded activities include:
- Shelter programs
- Permanent Supportive Housing
- Hotel Vouchers
- Rapid Re-Housing
- Coordinated Entry
- Eviction Prevention
- Diversion & Homeless Prevention
- Housing Basic Needs
Thurston - Mason County Developmental Disabilities Program
This RFP is now closed. Keep checking back for future funding notifications.
2022-2023 Request for Proposals for Community Grants Application Packet
- RFP Criteria
- RFP Overview
- RFP Narrative Questions
- RFP Cover Sheet
- RFP Budget Form
- RFP Salary Spending Plan Form
- Sample of a Professional Services Agreement
The Developmental Disabilities program has an ongoing application process for agencies who would like to provide Individual Supported Employment and Community Inclusion or Individualized Technical Assistance. Click on the below Application Packet for more information.
If you have questions about this RFP, please contact Mark Moffett by email at email@example.com or call 360-867-2597.
Treatment Sales Tax
Every 1-2 years, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) for TST funding; an example of an RFP from a prior year is: RFP 2018 TST Community Grants.
Past grantees have included treatment providers, community agencies, school districts, and local jurisdictions. The next RFP process will be in early 2024; updates and application materials will be posted to this website. Please note that the majority of TST funding is allocated to County offices and departments through the County’s biennial budget process.