The City of Lakewood is now accepting applications for the funding of Human Services in Lakewood. Funds will be available for services provided January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. The amount of funds available is approximately $279,000. City of Lakewood funding is not intended to be the sole financial source of any program. City funding is intended to support collaborative efforts that are preventive in nature and programs/projects that utilize research-based best practices with proven outcomes related to the identified goals.
Human services programs that address basic needs will be given greatest consideration. Basic needs programs should identify how they meet basic human needs in the areas of food, shelter, clothing, safety, domestic violence and childhood education.
All awarded contracts for funding will contain the following language: Discrimination Prohibited. The Agency shall not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, or any person seeking the services of the Agency to be provided under this Contract on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, marital status, or presence of any sensory, mental or physical handicap.
Further, the Agency, in the provision of any services rendered, shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, ethnicity, or national origin in its operations or the availability or operation of its programs. This does not affect any otherwise lawful classification that (a) is based on sex and is necessary for sexual privacy or medical or psychological treatment; or (b) provides for separate athletic teams for each sex.”
CONTRACTOR’S EMPLOYEES-EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The Contractor and any subcontractors shall comply with E-Verify as set forth in Lakewood Municipal Code Chapter 1.42. As a condition for the award of any City contract, gift, contribution or grant to a business entity or contractor after July 1, 2009, the business entity or contractor shall enroll in E-Verify and thereafter shall provide the City documentation affirming its enrollment and participation in the program. The business entity or contractor shall be required to continue its participation in the program throughout the course of its business relationship with the City. If a business entity or contractor uses a subcontractor in connection with the performance of the contract, the subcontractor shall, as a condition of contract, certify to the contractor in a manner that does not violate federal law that the subcontractor has registered and is participating in the E-Verify program and will not knowingly employ or contract with an unauthorized alien. This certification shall be supplied to the City within three working days of the date the business procured the services of the subcontractor.
APPLICATIONS: Beginning July 7, 2009, applications are available on the City of Lakewood website at www.cityoflakewood.us (Human Services Division in the City Directory under General Services Department) and at:
Lakewood City Hall, General Services Department, Human Services Division, 6000 Main St. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-5027
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, August 10, 2009, 5:00 p.m. in person. (No Late submittals accepted)
All applicants for human services funding must be operating in good standing as a 501 (c) (3) organization or a government entity at the time of application.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Human Services Division – (253) 589-2489.