The City awards funding to organizations that provide services to Tacoma residents based on priority areas for the biennium. To apply for available funding, the organization must operate services or programs in Tacoma. City funding cannot account for greater than 50 percent of a program’s budget. A new program can apply for funding as long as the parent-agency (the agency that operates the program) or fiscal agent has been in existence for at least two years.
List of Current Funding Opportunities
2017-2018 Mental Health
Substance Use Disorder – Homelessness & Household Stability
The City of Tacoma is seeking proposals addressing gaps in services in the Homelessness and Household Stability (HHS) Impact Area for new or expanded Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder (MHSUD) services that align with the following Funding Priorities.
Funding Source: City of Tacoma Mental Health Substance Use Disorder
Amount Available: $850,000
- Rental assistance (to include
first and last month’s rent and other monetary supports for clients
experiencing mental health or substance use issues)
- Individualized behavioral
health supportive services as defined in RCW 82.14.460
- Behavioral health treatment as
defined in RCW 82.14.460
- Rapid Re-housing and associated
safety net services for clients experiencing mental health or substance use
- Risk or harm reduction services
for clients experiencing mental health or substance use issues
- Permanent or transitional
housing that provides therapeutic, trauma-informed supportive services
term of contract: May 1, 2017 through
December 31, 2018
Eligibility: The proposing agency will demonstrate appropriate MHSUD
licensure and experience providing services. Agencies not licensed to provide
direct therapeutic mental health or substance use disorder services must submit
a formal agreement with an appropriately licensed MHSUD provider to deliver the
proposed services. Joint applications (systems-building efforts) are
encouraged. Allocations based upon a joint application will result in multiple
contracts with the City.
Applicant Workshops: Applicant workshops are being held February 15 and 17, 2017. The workshops are designed to clarify
instructions and assist applicants in understanding the changes made to the
application questions. To RSVP or request more information, please email Adam Vance.
Additional Information: Due to the extent of the reporting requirements for
this funding, programs(s) must request at least $20,000 annually in order to
be cost-effective. Requests less than this amount will not be considered.
For additional information, visit the Human Services Contracting or
Contracting Process webpages.
Applications Due: March 2,
2017 by 12 noon.
will be reviewed and funding recommendations made by the Human Services Commission,
a community panel that reads and rates each application. Human Services
Division staff cannot review or provide assistance in completing a funding
Funding Decisions by City
Council: April 2017
For more information, contact
Nhan Nguyen at (253) 591-5035.
For e-C Impact questions,
contact Adam Vance at (253) 591-5129.