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Human Services Grant Application Process

The 2019-2020 Human Services Grant Application is closed.

The 2021-2022 Human Services Grant Application will open early March 2020 and will close early April 2020.

The City of Kirkland uses the shared applicationlinks to external site of the Human Services Funding Collaborative. The Collaborative is an alliance of cities in East, North, and South King County. The participating cities include Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Shoreline and Tukwila. The cities independently provide funding to organizations that offer critically needed human services in their communities, but come together as one alliance every two years to receive applications through a shared process. The human services programs funded address a variety of basic needs including food security, housing, emergency homelessness services, homelessness prevention, health services, youth programs and more. 

Informational workshops will be held to answer agencies' questions about the application process. Dates will be available January 2020.

However if your agency is applying for funds for the first time please contact Human Services Supervisor Leslie Miller as soon as possible (contact information below).

Applications will be reviewed by the City’s Human Services Commission, a eight-member volunteer board appointed by the City Council. The Commission's recommendations are expected in August with consideration by City Council planned for October. Final allocation amounts will be approved and adopted as part of the overall City budget. City of Kirkland staff will notify agencies of final allocations following City Council approval, which is expected mid-December. Awarded funds will be available January 1, 2021, which is the start of the fiscal and program year. 

Funding Criteria
In order to be considered for funding, agencies must: 

  1. Meet minimum insurance requirements. Contact City staff for details.
  2. Be willing and able to accept reimbursement for funds. 
  3. Regularly track and submit required reports regarding services and demographics. 
  4. Serve City of Kirkland residents.
  5. Have nonprofit status.
  6. Demonstrate nondiscriminatory policies.
  7. The City will not fund agencies/services that are the legal responsibility of another public agency or funding source (however, the City may choose to augment the source).

In general, the City of Kirkland recognizes the need to support agencies that meet the continuum of human service needs and welcomes applications from agencies that provide such services to City of Kirkland residents. Those programs best able to demonstrate solid outcomes for participants will be viewed most favorably. In addition, the committee will use elements of the City of Kirkland Comprehensive Plan to guide its funding decisions. 

Staff Contact
Contact: Leslie R. Miller, Human Services Supervisor
Department: Parks & Community Services
Email: lmiller@kirklandwa.gov  | Phone: 425-587-3322

Parks Department Hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
123 5th Ave  Kirkland, WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3300 | F. 425.587.3303
After Hours Parks Maintenance Needs
T. 425.864.3431