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City of Burien invites qualified agencies and faith-based organizations to help address human service needs

The following is an announcement from the City of Burien, originally delivered via email. 

Burien Projects and Initiatives News and Updates

Federal pandemic recovery funding will enhance public safety and human services investments

In 2022, the Burien City Council approved $1.896 million be allocated from the City of Burien’s $10.8 million American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay for public safety programs between the years 2023 and 2026. This funding is supporting the storefront resource officer, neighborhood care coordinator, and a mental health professional for the City’s co-response team. The City Council has designated another $2.9 million of ARPA funds for human services programs, with a focus on the following:

  • Gang and Youth Violence Intervention/Prevention
  • Homelessness Intervention/Prevention
  • Food Access
  • Mental Health and Counseling
  • Neighborhood Cleanliness
  • Housing Stability

Programs and services will be provided by qualified agencies, with the City monitoring and reporting progress. The providers will be selected through a competitive and open request for proposals process that was just opened and that will include review of applications by the Human Services Commission. Provider contracts are scheduled to begin in January 2024 and will extend through the end of 2026.

These human services investments are related to the Enhanced Public Safety Initiative approved in 2021.

About This Project
The City of Burien has $10.8 million of federal funds available to invest in the community to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many members of the community have been negatively affected by the economic and public health impacts of the pandemic, and the Burien City Council would like to hear from our community before deciding how to spend these funds.

Project Contact
City of Burien Finance Department
(206) 241-4647

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