Human Services Grants

  1. 2021-2022 Human Services Funding Collaborative
  2. Outreach and Case Management Services 
  3. Grassroots Grants

The application for 2021-2022 human services funding is now open. The City of Issaquah recognizes the need to support agencies that meet basic human service needs and welcomes applications from agencies that provide such services to Issaquah residents. All applications are due May 5, 2020 by 4:30 PM, Pacific Time and must be submitted online through Late applications will not be accepted.

Application Assistance

City of Issaquah staff is available to help with any questions related to the City’s process and/or answer questions you may have about the content of the application. Please contact Monica Negrila by email or at (425) 837-3416 for additional information.

New organizations and entities not currently funded through the City of Issaquah are strongly encouraged to contact us prior to submitting grant requests.

Application Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by the City of Issaquah’s Human Services Commission, a volunteer board appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Commission recommendations are expected by September with consideration by City Council planned for October. Final allocation amounts will be approved and adopted as part of the overall City budget. City of Issaquah staff will notify agencies of final allocations following City Council approval, which is expected by late November. Awarded funds will be available January 1, 2021, which is the start of the fiscal and program year.

Funding Criteria

In order to be considered for funding, agencies must:

  • Submit a complete application.
  • Be a 501(c)3 organization.
  • Meet the City’s insurance and business licensing requirements (please see minimum requirements document or contact city staff for information).
  • Be willing and able to accept reimbursement for funds on a quarterly basis.
  • Regularly track and submit required reports regarding services and demographics.
  • Serve City of Issaquah residents

Funding requests less than $4,000 per program will not be considered by the Human Services Commission. Organizations that are planning requests at or below this amount are strongly encouraged to contact City staff before deciding whether to apply to the City.

2019-2020 Who We Fund

We provide funding for a variety of human services through grants to local and regional agencies. The City coordinates the administration of these grants with other funding providers in the region, and follows a two-year grant cycle.

View 2019 to 2020 Human Services Grants (PDF)

For more information on the grant process and how the application and administration of grants is conducted, please email Monica Negrilla, Human Services and Social Sustainability Coordinator.