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To promote life-long success by providing Human Services and connecting people to community resources. .


To provide leadership, develop collaborative strategies, and maximize resources to improve the quality of life for children, families, and seniors in our community.


The Department of Human Services provides comprehensive direct and contractual services in the areas of Early Education and Child Care Assistance, Education, Financial and Emergency Assistance, Homeless Assistance, and Senior Services.


FISCAL YEAR 2023 - OCTOBER 1, 2022 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2023


Since 1979 the City of San Antonio has invested in human and workforce development services with the intent of maximizing our impact in the community. This investment is allocated to area non-profits, community organizations and faith-based agencies through a bi-annual competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) called Consolidated Funding.

The Consolidated Funding process coordinates funding sources and investments strategies for:

  • City General Funds
  • Federal Funds
    • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
    • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
    • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • State Funds
    • Texas Department of Housing and Community Affiars (TDHCA)

One intent of the Consolidated Funding process is to streamline the application process for eligible agencies which include public, non-profit, charitable or faith-based organizations. The funding supports long-term strategies and outcomes DHS seeks to impact in the community.

The most recent Consolidated Funding RFP was issued in April 2021 and awarded contracts for FY2022 with a one-year renewal option for FY2023.


The Consolidated Funding process supports long-term strategies and outcomes determined to be a priority for the San Antonio community. These long-term strategies and outcomes were developed utilizing a Results Based Accountability (RBA)™ strategic framework to determine the community-wide impact DHS strives to achieve. The identification of these four long-term strategies positions DHS to recruit community partners who will contribute to our work which is focused on improving the lives of children, youth, families, individuals and older adults.

For additional information on the four long-term strategies and outcomes, please click on the links below for a detailed list of the agencies and programs funded under each strategy and their performance in the current fiscal year.

Long-term strategies and outcomes: