In a unanimous vote, the Snoqualmie City Council approved the Human Services Advisory Committee Strategic Plan, which includes funding priorities and a revised scorecard for human services funding applications.
The committee established the following funding priorities and percentage of Human Services allocation dedicated to each:
- Food to eat and a roof overhead. (40%)
- Supporting and preparing youth for success. (30%)
- Safe havens from violence and abuse. (15%)
- Physical and mental wellness; healthy aging. (15%)
The committee also created a new score card to assess human services funding applications with 10 categories: application, funding priorities, background/history, service area, service duplication, low cost to benefit, outcomes, accessibility, accountability, and inclusiveness.
Each year the City of Snoqualmie assigns approximately 1% of its general fund to community and human service organizations that serve the greater Snoqualmie Valley and provide services that benefit children, seniors, individuals, and families in need. These services are often provided by municipalities, but because the City of Snoqualmie does not maintain staff with expertise in these areas, it contracts the services through funding to local organizations that provide aid for food, shelter, clothing, counseling, and safety throughout the community. As part of the strategic plan, the Human Services Advisory Committee, which selects fund recipients, recommended transitioning to a two-year funding cycle starting in 2019-2020.
How to Apply
Applications for 2019-2020 funding requests will be available in early summer – more information about the application process will be available soon.
For more information, email Eric Kaltenbacher.