Seniors Digest
Seattle-King County Edition
  January 1, 2011 

Upcoming ADS Funding Opportunities

Aging and Disability Services (ADS) will be accepting applications for two service areas: State Funded Home Care Services; and Family Caregiver Support Services  

Senior women with home care worker

Home Care Services—Applications available January 10, 2011

ADS is offering organizations an opportunity to submit a Request for Qualification (RFQ) to provide Community Options Program Entry System (COPES) and Medicaid Personal Care (MPC) in-home services for the care of medically frail and/or disabled persons throughout King County. The COPES and MPC in-home care services are administered by the Department of Social & Health Services Aging and Disability Services Administration and Division of Developmental Disabilities and managed by the Seattle Human Services Department, Aging and Disability Services division. Contract awards will be made for the period of July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012.

All interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the RFQ Information Session:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA  98144

The deadline to submit Homecare RFQ applications is 5:00 pm on Monday, February 22, 2011.

Family Caregiver Support Services—Applications available January 19, 2011

ADS will issue a Request for Investment (RFI) for the King County Family Caregiver Support Program. The RFI is an opportunity for new and existing non-profit providers to apply for funding to provide a variety of services to family and kinship caregivers in the county.

Approximately $1,029,500 in funding will be available. Of this, $960,000 will be available to help reduce family caregiver stress and enable care receivers to remain at home and independent. An additional $69,500 will be for kinship caregiver programs, which help grandparents and other relatives caring for a child 18 or younger.

Information Session #1 for New RFI Applicants (This session is open to all, but aimed at organizations new to the City’s RFI and contracting process)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
1:30-3:30 p.m.
2100 Building, Board Room
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle

Information Session #2
Monday, January 31, 2011
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Renton Library Meeting Room
100 Mill Ave S, Renton

For More Information

Applications for the Home Care Services RFQ and the Family Caregiver Services RFI and will be posted on the Seattle Human Services website (January 10, Homecare; January 19, Family Caregiver).

For additional information and/or to request paper copies of the Home Care Services RFQ, contact Tamsen Spengler at 206-684-0696 or

For additional information and/or to request paper copies of the Family Caregiver Support Services RFI, contact Doug Ricker at 206-684-0292 or


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