Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention
Thurston County’s Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention Request for Proposals
In partnership with the Regional Housing Council, Thurston County’s Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention is soliciting project proposals for funding from the combined County-wide and City of Olympia local Home Fund, federal HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME), American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Affordable Housing Fund (SHB 2060), and the SHB 1406 funds. Total funding available is approximately $5,525,401. Details of eligible activities are available in the full Request for Proposals.
- Applications are to be submitted via ZoomGrants, an online application system. Check out this Quick Start Guide for more information on getting started with ZoomGrants.
- Supporting RFP materials are available in the Application under the “Library” tab.
Application materials will be available beginning Friday June 9, 2023 and applications must be received by the County no later than 12:00 PM on Wednesday July 19, 2023.
A bidders conference was held on June 22, 2023 at 2:00pm. You can access the recording here: Bidders Conference Webinar. Passcode: m=Y$1YG1
Continue to check-in for updates, or email HousingThurston@co.thurston.wa.us to get added to the distribution list for upcoming announcements, or with any 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
The Thurston/Mason County Developmental Disabilities program is seeking proposals for Community Project Grants for 2024-2025. The projects funded under this grant are designed to benefit people with developmental disabilities and their families who reside in Thurston or Mason County by providing needed services and fostering community involvement. All submissions are due by no later than 5:00pm PST on 09/30/2023.
2024-2025 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
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 Fall of 2023; 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. Learn more about Treatment Sales Tax.