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Request for Proposals for Job Readiness Workshops for Homeless Youth Project

Another Youth Voice, Youth Choice project is on its way! As you may have read in our recent update, we are ready to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for our Job Readiness Workshops for Homeless Youth Project.

This project, specified as ‘a term-limited expansion of existing services for youth experiencing homelessness focused on job readiness,’ was selected as one of seven projects to be funded through our Youth Voice, Youth Choice participatory budgeting program. The total amount of funding available for the project is $43,600.

The City of Seattle seeks to partner with an organization that has a proven history and success in working with young people who are unstably housed, offers existing job-readiness resources, and is looking to expand the breadth of their current service provisions or innovate the way their organization has traditionally approached job readiness training for homeless youth. The goal of this project is to improve the quality of life and financial independence for young people experiencing homelessness by increasing their ability to acquire and retain permanent employment.


A successful project application will:

  • Demonstrate your organization’s experience and success in working with the target population and delivering job readiness services or programs.
  • Be developed through a process that demonstrates community engagement and participation.  (i.e. needs addressed through project, organizational partners, etc.).
  • Provide details of the scope of the trainings/workshops your organization will offer through this project (i.e. frequency, # of trainings, subject content, presentation-style, # of youth expected to participate, youth stipends, etc.).
  • Describe your outreach plan for ensuring your set goals for participation in these workshops/trainings.
  • Build connections among communities and involve a diversity of people and organizations; have engaged project partners.
  • Provide clear statements of how the project addresses the project goal, the anticipated results, and the metrics used to measure success.
  • Have a clear budget and demonstrated capacity to manage funds effectively.



If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please download the RFP.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, January 6 at 5:00 p.m.  We will be hosting one Pre-Submittal Information Session on Monday, December 19 from 4:00 – 5:45 p.m. at the University Branch of the Seattle Public Library.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Jenny Frankl at or (206) 233-2044.