By and For Organizations

Request for Proposals

The Requests for Proposal (RFP) for the System Demonstration Grant (SDG) Homelessness Prevention Services Funding for By and For Organizations will be released on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. The completed applications were due by Tuesday, June 6, 2023, no later than 4:00 pm (regardless of the manner submitted). The estimated annual amount available: $1,142,000. It is anticipated that multiple sponsors will be selected through this RFP to serve a wide range of participants.

If you are interested in receiving more information regarding this funding opportunity or have any questions, please email Natasha Doyea at We look forward to working with you! 

Application Workshops

During the Application Workshops, technical assistance will be provided on: application requirements, funding guidelines, project eligibility, and County contracting requirements. Organizations applying for this funding are encouraged to attend the following Application Workshops:

Application Workshop #1 – General: Review County contracting requirements, reporting requirements, and other general information, and answer questions. The workshop was held on Thursday, May 11th, from 3:00 - 4:30pm via Zoom. 

Application Workshop #2 – Narrative: Review the narrative portion of the application and answer questions. The workshop was held on Tuesday, May 16th, from 3:00 - 4:30pm via Zoom.

Application Workshop #3 – Budget: Review the budget portion of the application and answer questions. The workshop was held on Tuesday, May 23rd, from 3:00 - 4:30pm via Zoom.

Please note: Technical Assistance is limited to clarifying requirements, eligibility, or similar questions only; it does not include assisting with writing any part of an application.

Application Questions & Answers

The questions asked and answers provided during Technical Assistance (the Information Session and the Application Workshops, etc.) are posted below. Any future updates or changes to this document will be posted here with an adjusted posting date. Please check back regularly to make sure that you have the most recent version.

Application Information Session

The competitive RFP for the SDG Homelessness Prevention Services Funding for By and For Organizations will come out soon. An Information Session was offered before the RFP release in order to answer questions and share additional information.


The information session was held on Wednesday, April 26th, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

The following documents are available:

SDG Homelessness Prevention Services Funding for By and For Organizations

System Demonstration Grant (SDG) funds are state resources that supports services and housing for persons at-risk of or experiencing homeless. The Human Services Department is the lead agency for administering SDG funds in Snohomish County. Local non-profit organizations receive grants through the county and provide the direct services. Snohomish County Human Services Department (County), Office of Community and Homeless Services will be soliciting applications for funding to specifically support homelessness prevention services in our community.

The funding period is for two years, Program Years 2023 and 2024. Initial contracts for these funds will go through June 30, 2024. Contract continuation and funding amounts for July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025, is contingent upon availability of funds and a project’s success in meeting contract requirements, including performance outcomes, in Program Year 2023.

Homelessness Prevention Services

Homelessness Prevention services are intended to assist households who are at risk of experiencing homelessness to maintain or obtain stable housing and avoid homelessness. Eligible services include housing-focused case management and temporary rent payments and other housing costs (such as arrears and utilities).

By and For Organizations

This funding process is specifically focused on awarding funds to organizations that serve and are substantially governed by communities that have been historically marginalized (By and For Organizations). 

As defined by the Washington State Department of Commerce: “By and For Organizations are operated by and for the community they serve. Their primary mission and history is serving a specific community and they are culturally based, directed, and substantially controlled by individuals from the population they serve. At the core of their programs, the organizations embody the community’s central cultural values. These communities may include ethnic and racial minority groups; immigrants and refugees; people who identify as LGBTQ+; people with disabilities or who are deaf; and Native Americans.”

Additional Technical Assistance

If you have questions regarding this funding opportunity, please email Natasha Doyea at One-on-one Zoom calls, phone calls, or in-person meetings are available to organizations that reach out for additional assistance. Please keep in mind that the deadline for all technical assistance is Friday, June 2, 2023 at 12:00pm.

ADA Notice

  • If additional accommodations are required for the Online Application Information Session and Application Workshops, please notify the ADA contact person listed below at least three (3) days in advance.
  • In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities to be provided with the information in this application in an alternative format upon request. 
  • Please contact Natasha Doyea by phone at 425-312-0583 or email .

Language Interpreters

Language interpreters are also available upon request where a substantial number of non-English speaking residents can reasonably be expected to participate. Please contact Natasha Doyea by phone at 425-312-0583 or email

Application Deadline

The application deadline was Tuesday, June 6, 2023, no later than 4 p.m. (regardless of the manner submitted). No applications will be accepted after this deadline.