2014 City of Seattle Senior Center Investment Process
During the 2013 and 2014 budget process, the City of Seattle increased its investment in senior centers from $450,000 to over one million dollars. As part of this investment, the City Council tasked the Human Services Department (HSD) with conducting a planning effort which will culminate in a competitive bid process* to allocate funding for 2015 senior center contracts.
* This process and subsequent funding is limited to senior centers within the Seattle City limits.
- Jan-April: Planning and infomation gathering
- Feb and March: meetings with center directors and other stakeholders
- April 11: ADS Advisory Council meeting featured a discussion on challenges and opportunities for area senior centers.
- May - June: RFI development
The following are tentative and subject to change:
- Mid-June: Announcement of funding release dates
- Mid to late July: RFI Release
- Mid-September: Proposals due
- November: Funding notification
- December: Contract negotiation and development
- January 1, 2015: Contracts begin
This investment process builds upon past planning efforts for senior centers and aligns with ADS's Area Plan on Aging and HSD's Outcome Framework. Planning activities have included community engagement, research on best practices and promising approaches, and a review of population data to identify disparities and trends. A summary of these efforts will be included in the Notice of Funding Announcment (NOFA) to be released on June 16, 2014.
- Qualifications and Service Components Minimum requirements for Seattle Senior Center Investment.
- Senior Center Services Evaluation Survey Required outcome measurement tool for Senior Center Investment.
- Resources for evidenced-based programs
- Aging & Disability Evidenced Based Programs and Practices - summary of interventions reviewed by the Administration on Community Living (ACL).
- Evidenced-based Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Programs - summary of interventions reviewed by National Council on Aging (NCOA).
- 2013 Statement of Legislative Intent 75-3-A-1 Directed HSD to conduct a planning process and develop an RFI for Senior Center services.
- HSD Outcomes Framework DRAFT
- Seattle for a Lifetime: City Goals for Older Adults Response to City Council Statement of Legislative Intent 38 2-A-1. Prepared by ADS staff and provided to Council in August 2010.
- Progress Report to Stakeholders June 7, 2010
- Senior Center Report, Phase II Prepared by Andrea Cohen, Consultant, and presented to City Council in June 2007.
- Senior Center Report, Phase I Prepared by City Council staff and presented to Council in 2006.
For more information on the Senior Center Investment Process contact Maria Langlais @ 206-684-0651.