Human Services Fund Grants
Bellevue offers grants to nonprofit organizations to support human services activities. Applications for various types of programs will not be accepted until Spring 2014. These will be reviewed by the Human Services Commission for the 2015-2016 biennium.
The Commission used the 2011-2012 Bellevue Human Services Needs Update to establish its 2013-2014 funding strategies, as follows.
Overarching Funding Strategy: The Human Services Commission reaffirms Bellevue's policy of supporting the "full spectrum of community needs" (Comprehensive Plan Policy HS-4) and recommends that the city maintain continued support of the appropriate continuum of services. This will ensure that the critical human services infrastructure is available to all Bellevue residents.
Primary Focus Area for 2013-2014:
- Prevention and intervention programs serving residents most affected by the continuing impacts of the economic recession, including but not limited to basic needs and services that directly affect employment.
- Services that are threatened by significant funding reductions from other sources.
Please note that applications were accepted for all types of programs; however, in view of limited funds, the Commission prioritized funding to the focus areas noted above. The Commission used these focus areas to review previously-funded programs as well as new applications. Previous funding from the City of Bellevue does not ensure continued funding.
Human Services Fund Grant Awards for 2013-14
Contracts and Reporting
Organizations funded by the City of Bellevue are required to follow the City's Contract Management Manual. Organizations are also required to report on performance and outcomes on a regular basis, using the City's reporting forms. Please see the links below:
The City of Bellevue accepted applications for human services funding for 2013-2014. Bellevue used a common application along with 17 cities from South, North and East King County: Auburn, Bothell, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Shoreline, Tukwila and Woodinville. This application process is all online and only conducted through the website: http://share1app.culturegrants.org/ . This website also contains specific information regarding the funding criteria and process with the City of Bellevue.