Department of Human Services
Partners & Agency Resources

Request for Proposal Overview

Every two years, the City of San Antonio seeks proposals for various Human and Workforce Development Services that are in alignment with City Council investment priorities: Children & Family Services, Youth Services, Community Safety Net, and Workforce Development.

Funds to support the proposed programs are provided through City General Funds and Grant Funds such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funds that can include Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

Scope of Services:

Children & Family Services
Improve education success and quality of life for children and families through:

  • Early Education
  • After School (funding provided to local School Districts through Interlocal Agreements)
  • Senior Services

Youth Services
Strengthen youth outcomes by supporting programs that improve education success, promote workforce and college opportunity, and avoid risky behaviors.

  • Youth Services
  • At Risk Youth

Community Safety Net Services
Provide a community safety net to promote financial security and the overall health and wellness of our most vulnerable residents through:

  • Basic Needs
  • Homeless Transformation
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Family Financial Security

Workforce Development (Managed by the Economic Development Department)

  • Long Term Job Training/Short Term Services
  • Adult Education

Time Funding Process

April 1, 2016 – Request for Proposal Released

April 11, 2016 – Pre-submittal Conferences Held

May 2, 2016 – Request for Proposal Closes

May/June 2016 – Evaluation Committees Review Proposals

August 2016– FY 17 Proposed Budget Presented
(Including funding recommendations)

September 15, 2016 – FY 17 Budget Adopted

October 1, 2016 – Contract Term Begins

Forms & Information

DHS Contracts Management Division

The DHS Contracts Management Division is responsible for the oversight of procurement processes, contract negotiations, execution of all contracts and agreements, and monitoring and analysis of Delegate Agency contracts and performance.

The Division leads the City’s Consolidated Funding process every two years and provides recommendations to the Department and City Management on an annual basis. These agencies are funded through the City’s General Fund, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grant funding (CDBG Funding is handled through the City’s Grants Monitoring and Administration in Planning and Community Development).

Delegate Agency contracts are an important component of the Contracts Management Division and the Division seeks to assist agencies in every aspect by providing technical assistance and recommendations.

The following documents are used to assist agencies with administrating their DHS contract:

Upcoming Events


Beginning of FY 2017 delegate agency contracts and services awarded by City Council on September 15, 2016. Read more.

For questions, please contact

Kimberly Bianco, M.B.A. - Contract Administrator
City of San Antonio · Department of Human Services · 210.207.6394