Human Services Funding Task Force

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  • The task force develops funding recommendations for consideration by the City Council. 
  • In 2021, members will meet August-October to review project proposals for a one-year funding cycle.  The award process typically involves member participation in 1-2 orientation meetings in August and September, and then 2-3 meetings in October and November to receive and review proposals. 
  • Members cannot currently serve as active board members or paid staff of organizations that will apply for community services funding. 

Information on Role of Councilmember Liaisons.

Established by

Ordinance No. 2020-07 (Effective 4/1/2020)

Information on Role of Councilmember Liaisons.

In late Summer, 2018, the City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2018-20 Human Services Funding. To view and download the RFP, please visit the City Funded Human Services Page.

Purpose

The human services funding task force (task force), working in collaboration with the city, shall develop funding recommendations for consideration by city council. The task force’s recommendation should meet any requirements or guidance provided from the city council to the task force including, but not limited to: the total amount of available funds, identified goals and priorities for funding, eligibility requirements, specific parameters such as maximum or minimum award levels, and any other identified guidelines for funding.

Membership, Appointment, Term & Compensation

  • The task force shall meet as needed to complete its review of qualified proposals and to develop a complete funding recommendation for consideration by the city council. Meetings of the task force shall be open to the public and held in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (Chapter 42.30 RCW).
  • At least one city councilmember shall serve as the liaison to the task force and shall also serve as the nonvoting chair of the task force.
  • Minutes of each meeting, including a record of attendance, shall be prepared by the chair, or their designee, and approved by the task force and signed by the chair at a subsequent meeting. The minutes do not need to reflect the actual discussion, but only the formal actions taken by the task force. The approved meeting minutes shall be posted on the city’s website.
  • The city shall provide city email accounts to voting members of the task force and related training on the use of email accounts, including personal computer privacy expectations, while serving on the task force.
  • A majority of the members then serving on the task force shall constitute a quorum.