Human Services Grant Program

The City provides and supports a broad range of local human services to community members. These services are targeted to alleviate hardships and help individuals to access community resources. One of the core ways the City engages in this work is by providing funding to support the work of non-profits and other governmental agencies. In 2024, the City will begin a new competitive human services grant program that will allocate up to $300,000 to support the community by building on compassion, public safety, and enhancing the wellbeing of all.

The City Council reviewed the Human Services Grant Program at their March 12, 2024, work session. Interested parties can view the presentation, and staff report.

Ad Hoc Human Services Work Group

On March 19, 2024, the City Council passed Resolution 1145 establishing an ad hoc human services work group. The make up of the work group is:

  • Five members will reside in the City limits
  • Two members will reside in the Lacey Urban Growth Area
  • Of these seven, two will have human services professional work experience. (Residency requirement may be waived by City Council discretion).
  • If appointed, you will be eligible to opt in for a stipend of $50 per regular meeting up to a maximum of $500.00 in a year

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet at least once per month or as needed through 2024
  • Review 2024 human service grant applications
  • Make recommendations to the City Council for 2024 funding allocations
  • Advise the City and City Council on a human services needs assessment
  • Make a recommendation on long-term priorities for funding
  • Make a recommendation on a human services commission

Applications for the work group are now closed. Interviews are anticipated to be conducted later in April. If you applied, you will be contacted soon.

First meeting is anticipated to occur in early June 2024.

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For a comprehensive list of human services available in Lacey and throughout Thurston County, please visit the Thurston County Community Connections Web Page

Department Contact
Michelle Chavez

Human Services Coordinator

TEL: 360-486-8746


City Manager

phone: 360-491-3214

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm