Requests for Proposals Open for Healthy and Safe Environments – Due April 11

Best Starts for Kids will bring together opportunities led and driven by communities to collectively create healthy and safe environments across King County. The Request for Proposals for healthy and safe environments is now available here. Public Health Seattle King County seeks proposals that focus on impacting the community in which children, youth, young adults and their families live, learn, work and play by developing policies, creating or improving systems, and changing environments in the specified investment areas:

  • Healthy food and food access
  • Physical activity
  • Unhealthy substances and dangerous products
  • Safe and health promoting environments

active living - children running in park

Health and well-being are influenced by the places in which people live, learn, work, and play. Communities, including homes, schools, public spaces, and work sites, can be transformed to support well-being and make healthy choices easy and affordable. Approaches you propose should have a clear pathway for how they will result in improved environments for children, youth and young adults. We encourage innovative approaches and ideas to improving health and safety in communities.

We will prioritize projects that create and implement policies, systems and improve environments in order to achieve your results and include youth and young adults in planning and implementation. This opportunity will not fund individual or direct services.

Available Funding

Funding is available for an 18 month period spanning the last half of fiscal year 2017 and for fiscal year 2018. Fiscal years are based upon calendar years.

Period / Fiscal year Amount available per project
June 15 – December 31, 2017 Up to $50,000
January 1 – December 31, 2018 Up to $100,000
Total (18 month period) Not to exceed $150,000

Proposal Timeline*

Key Activity Deadline
Pre Submittal Conference for applicants March 14, Renton Library-4:00-5:00 PM
Proposals due to King County April 11, 2017 by 2pm
Notice of Selection April 24, 2017
Contract Period Start Date Approximately June 15 2017
Grant kick-off meeting To be determined

*Subject to change. 

Additional Information

Where can I find data to use in my application?

A data resource page has been created to help grantees. Links to data can be found on the data resource tab on the Communities Count website:

Link to maps that show King County by region.

Where can I find examples of promising or evidence-based policy, systems and environmental change strategies?

Please visit the County Health Rankings link below “What works for health”

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