Each year, the City of Spokane invests over thirteen million dollars to foster economic development in services and housing to support extremely low to moderate income citizens, and to build neighborhoods through the Community Development Block Grant, HOME, Emergency Solutions Grant, McKinney Vento Homeless Grant, City of Spokane Homeless Initiatives, Housing & Essential Needs, and City of Spokane Human Services Grant. Please see the tabs above for the various currently open and past closed Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
The Community, Housing and Human Services Department (CHHS) is currently implementing funding cycle changes intended to increase the stability and performance of funded projects, to establish strong connections with strategic plans and to drive systems level change. One of the most significant features of the changes is a shift to five-year funding for service-based projects, rather than one or two-year funding. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the five-year awards is being planned for release in the fall of 2018, with the resulting grant awards starting July 1, 2019. The development of the five-year NOFA is being informed by three community workgroups currently meeting to identify opportunities, needs and service gaps related to the following topic areas: Food Security, Housing Stability & Community Support, and Workforce Development.
Please see documents below for information related to these changes and workgroup meeting summaries. With questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.625.6325.