News Flash

All News

Posted on: December 4, 2023

Request for proposals for addressing youth violence prevention

CDBG news

Pierce County Human Services is announcing a request for proposals for youth violence prevention. The Community Services division is soliciting applications from qualified organizations to support violence prevention programs benefitting youth in unincorporated Pierce County.

Funding for this grant is obtained exclusively from taxes generated in unincorporated Pierce County for criminal justice purposes. The intent of this funding is for the prevention or elimination of violent behavior in, among, or towards children and youth. Funding is available for the contract period of January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2025. Funding is estimated to total approximately $2.8 million. The initial contract period is for the period of January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024, which may be extended through December 31, 2025, based on funding and performance.

Applications are due no later than 1:00 p.m. on December 22, 2023. Interested parties must register with OpenGov, Pierce County’s new e-Procurement Portal, using this link. After signing up, an email will be sent to activate the account. There is no cost to register with OpenGov. Vendors already registered with OpenGov can view current solicitations

Organizations receiving funding must demonstrate that eligible Pierce County youth residing in unincorporated Pierce County are the primary beneficiaries of program services. Successful applications must provide evidence that their proposal can meet the following priorities, established by Ordinance 2001-82:

  • Serve unincorporated areas. Programs requesting funding must serve youth who reside in unincorporated Pierce County. 
  • Sustainability. Programs funded through this tax should create a long-term reduction or elimination of a violent situation or violent behavior(s), not just a transitory benefit while an individual or family is participating in the program.
  • Cooperative efforts. Programs applying for these funds should develop and encourage cooperation and coordination between agencies, municipalities and clients.
  • Focus. The focus of programs should be on the prevention or elimination of violent behavior in, among, or towards children and youth.
  • Demonstrability. Programs applying for Violence Prevention funding must be able to demonstrate in a clear and concise manner that the program is accomplishing the goals and objectives it has established.
  • Best Practice. Applications based on programs identified as best practices in another jurisdiction should identify that jurisdiction, specify when the program was identified as a best practice and identify who determined that it was a best practice.

Learn more by visiting

Other News in All News

Auditor seeks to appoint committee members for voters’ pamphlet

Posted on: February 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 21, 2012

Final certification of the 2024 February Special Election

Posted on: February 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 21, 2012

Feb. 13 special election at a glance

Posted on: January 18, 2024

District Court early closure on Nov. 17

Posted on: November 13, 2023

Fantasy Lights tickets go on sale Nov. 1

Posted on: October 25, 2023

2023 general election at a glance

Posted on: October 5, 2023

Post-election audit of batches

Posted on: August 2, 2023
PCHS news - homeless

$2M awarded for homeless prevention

Posted on: July 18, 2023
housing news and events

ERPP Update for Landlords

Posted on: April 26, 2023

Help identify a Pierce County decedent

Posted on: February 3, 2023

Feb. 14 Special Election at a glance

Posted on: January 27, 2023

Chambers Bay resort development ends

Posted on: January 17, 2023
PCHS news

Calling all community service groups!

Posted on: November 9, 2022
Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention Awareness Day Event

Posted on: September 19, 2022

Annual Donut Dash 5K returns

Posted on: May 24, 2022
Key Peninsula Giveaway

Key Peninsula Giveaway

Posted on: May 5, 2022

Fantasy Lights opens Nov. 21

Posted on: November 17, 2020

District Court early closure, Sept. 16

Posted on: September 7, 2016
Labor Day

County observes Labor Day, Sept. 5

Posted on: September 2, 2016

Heat advisory notice and options

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Video News: Tourism Special

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Tips for staying safe on 4th of July

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Video News: Tourism Special

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Grandparenting has a new look

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Passing of Robin McKinney

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Jury duty scams on the rise

Posted on: April 8, 2016