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Funding Opportunities

Not Currently Accepting Proposals 


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What is the process to apply for and receive funding?

Each process varies. The following represents a general overview of the steps in a typical process. 

Step 1- Funding Notification Is Released
  • A Notice of Funding Availability is released, advertised and available on the City's website. Electronic applications are typically open for at least 30 days. 
  • Application support from the City includes: 
    Application Workshops 
    Technical Assistance 
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Step 2- Applications Are Evaluated

  • Staff screen applications to verify applicant eligibility for funding.
  • Eligible applicants are invited to present their program and answer questions during an 8-10 minute oral presentation to a review panel who rates the applications.

Step 3- Funding Recommendations Are Determined

  • The review panel, often the Human Services Commission, discusses compiled application scores, votes on funding allocations for each application, and makes funding recommendations.

Step 4- Funding Recommendations Are Approved 

  • Depending on the amount of approved funding and nature of the program, City staff or City Council will finalize and approve funding recommendations. 

Step 5- Funds Are Awarded and Contracts Developed 

  • Applicants will be notified of the funding recommendation for their program before awards are approved.
  • Applicants recommended for funding will begin working with City staff to develop a contract for services.

Step 6- Service Begins

  • Contracts may not be executed until funding recommendations are fully approved.
  • Contracts must be fully executed before start of service. 


What type of reporting is required of funded agencies?

All programs receiving City funding are required to:

  • Submit monthly invoices
  • Submit monthly and/or quarterly reports (client demographics, service-related outputs and outcomes)
  • Participate in on-site monitoring to evaluate program operations and compliance (at least once during the contract period)

Contact Information
747 Market Street
Room 836
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5047

Contract Information