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Human Services Grant Application Process

The 2021-2022 Human Services Grant Application is Closed

Please continue to reach out to city staff for any questions about the content of your application during this time.

Encouraging your action and response: 

  • Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund - Agencies should email with agency needs so they will be considered to receive some of the COVID-19 Response Fund dollars.
  • United Way of King County - We are encouraging agencies to use the Request Help portal to pose your volunteer/resource needs. Be creative (e.g. gift card drive, supply drive, etc.)! We will be promoting the Give Help portal to the broader community via our cities' communications channels.
  • Public Health Survey - Please take a few minutes if you have not already done so to complete the public health survey  about your needs/gaps. Cities will be requesting this information and hope to learn how we can support you and work together during this time.
Resources for your information:

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 were held to answer agencies' questions about the application process on the following dates:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10 am - 12 noon
Kirkland City Hall,123 5th Ave, Kirkland

Video of Share1app Funders Workshop Recorded Sessionlinks to external site 

Online meeting: 
Monday, March 9, 2020, 1 - 3 pm
Video of Share1app Funders Workshop Recorded Sessionlinks to external site
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, an 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 or November. 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 on December 8th. 

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

  1. Meet minimum insurance requirements. More details available on the shared application website.
  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:  | 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
Report an Issue
After Hours Parks Maintenance Needs
T. 425.864.3431