Human Services Fund

In recognition of the significant need for human services support in our community, the Burien City Council allocates a portion of the General Fund budget to grant funding to organizations delivering direct service in our community. In the spring of every even year, Burien, along with 15 other King County cities, accepts requests for human services funding using one common application.

$8.50 per capita is allocated to the Burien Human Services Fund, equaling $461,841 per year. The City will also receive close to $46,000 per year in human services funding from the federal government’s Community Development Block Grant funding. Funds are dispersed to organizations quarterly over a two-year period.

Human Services Fund 2023-2024 Allocations

The Burien City Council approved a list of 31 organizations to receive Human Services Fund grant funding for the 2023–2024 budget biennium. They also adopted an increase to the amount budgeted for the Human Services Fund from $6.92 per capita to $8.50 per capita. This will result in approximately $46,000 more per year.

The City received 60 applications requesting $1,376,647. The Human Services Commission recommended 37 programs receive funding.

Updated March 3, 2023