Homelessness and Housing Support Services

Request for Investment


The deadline to apply for this funding opportunity closed on May 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm. 

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is seeking applications from housing service providers for DEEL’s Homeless and Housing Support Services Request for Investment (RFI).  Funded by the 2018 Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy, this RFI will invest up to $592,290 to increase access to emergency assistance and housing services for Seattle K-12 youth and families experiencing homelessness and housing instability during the 2022-2023 school year. 

*Grant Process Update:  

On May 17, DEEL amended the RFI application to state the maximum funding amount per awardee is $296,145. Updates are outlined in the RFI application.  

Who can apply, and for how much money: 

Organizations providing housing stability services to families with school-age children in Seattle are encouraged to apply for this grant. DEEL will award up to $296,145 per awardee. 

Types of services that can be funded: 

DEEL’s Homelessness and Housing Support RFI will provide resources to support Seattle Public Schools students and families in obtaining and maintaining stable housing in the following areas:  

  • Emergency Assistance Funding
  • Referral or Connection to Housing Support Services
  • Client-Centered Housing Case Management 

Click here to view more details regarding types of services eligible for funding outlined in the RFI application document. 

How applicants will be selected: 

Funding will be awarded through a competitive process managed by DEEL. Applications will be evaluated using specific criteria outlined in the application and a review panel will make recommendations.

Click here to view more details regarding evaluation criteria for this funding opportunity. 


Applicants must submit a complete grant application by email no later than Monday May 23 at 3:00 pm. DEEL will notify successful applicants by Friday, July 22, 2022. 

Application Opens:  April 18, 2022 
Technical Assistance Session 1:  May 4, 2022, 2:30pm - 4:00pm 
Click this link to join the meeting.  
Technical Assistance Session 2:  May 11, 2022, 2:30pm - 4:00pm 
Click here to join the meeting. 
Last Day to Submit Questions:  May 18, 2022, 4:00pm 

Application Deadline: 

May 23, 2022, 3:00pm 

Application Review Period: 

May 31- June 17, 2022 

Review Panel Deliberations: 

June 20 – June 24, 2022   
Notice Provided to Selected Applicants:  Friday, July 22, 2022 

How to Apply: 

Use the following links to access the forms and additional information you will need to apply for this funding opportunity.  

Full Application Document  Word - PDF
Registration Form  Click here to access form 
Budget Submission Template  Excel Sheet 
Pre-recorded Information Session Click here to view video 
Information Session Slides PDF 
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  Updated May 19, 2022 

How to submit your application:   

Email your application to DEELFunding@seattle.gov. Please use the following naming convention in the subject line of your email and for the electronic files attached: “[Organization Name] - HHS 2022 RFI”.  

How to ask questions:  

For questions regarding the application process or language interpretation requests, for questions, please contact: DEELFunding@seattle.gov with "Question: HHS 2022 RFI" in the subject line. 

Education and Early Learning

Dwane Chappelle, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94665, Seattle, WA, 98124-6965
Phone: (206) 233-5118
Phone Alt: Childcare and Preschool: (206) 386-1050
Fax: (206) 386-1900

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