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Contracting Services

2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant 

The City of Tacoma, in partnership with Pierce County, has been awarded the 2022 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant from the Department of Justice.


Pierce County will utilize the funds towards resources for justice systems and law enforcement activities. These funds will be used for specific activities for the Department of Assigned Counsel, Support Court, Prosecuting Attorney, and Sheriff to provide additional public safety and justice services that address critical needs in Pierce County.


The City of Tacoma will use the funding to support the City’s transformation efforts and Council Priorities: Community Safety, and Belief and Trust by funding programs that deliver activities that empower local communities to tackle racism and reduce youth violence.


Anyone who wishes to submit written comments regarding the document may do so through a Public Records Request.


Funding Community Needs

Neighborhood and Community Services funds community programs that strengthen our community. Funded programs support our efforts to improve livability, education, civic engagement, and equity and accessibility indicators in the Tacoma 2025 Strategic Plan, including:


Services include encampment outreach; adult, youth, and young adult sheltering; supportive services such as case management; and connection to transitional and long-term housing options. 

Household Stability 
Services help vulnerable residents keep their homes in good repair and make ends meet financially by providing access to food banks, rental assistance, and other basic services. 

Civic Participation 
Programming engages residents to build capacity to solve community issues and create new connections between the City and under-served populations.  

Domestic Violence 
Supportive services to survivors of intimate partner violence include counseling, safety planning, legal services, and emergency housing.  

Youth Development 
Programming prepares youth and young adults to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and achieve their full potential by offering mentoring, case management, educational and career services.

Senior Services 
Wellness activities and programs support seniors to stay healthy, active, and engaged. Services for financial planning, housing assistance, and health care are offered directly at the City's senior centers and at other agencies within the community. 

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders 
Services funded range from inpatient care and emergency response to individual and group outpatient counseling from qualified professionals.



Tacoma Municipal Building 

747 Market Street

Room 836

Tacoma, WA 98402


Jason McKenzie

Resource Manager

(253) 591-5047