Applications Open to Support Youth and Young Adults Successfully Transition to Adulthood – Due October 5

The Request for Proposals to provide services that support youth and young adults transition successfully to adulthood by completing secondary school and transitioning to post-secondary education is now available here. This link will take you to King County Solicitations. You may enter the site as a Guest or, if previously registered, by logging on with your User ID.

Commitment to Equity

Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) is an integral part of the County’s work and foundational to the work of Best Starts for Kids. Our goal is to ensure that all people, regardless of who they are and where they live, have the opportunity to thrive, with full and equal access to opportunities, power, and resources.

For Best Starts funded programs, we seek to support organizations that are reflective of and embedded in the communities they serve, and recognize and address the disparities and disproportionality that exist in our communities.


This announcement is open to not-for-profit organizations, community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations, schools and school districts including colleges/institutes of higher education, and public or governmental agencies serving communities in King County. Small non-profits, community-based organizations, and youth-led organizations are encouraged to submit proposals.

Available Funding

A total of $1,000,000 is available. The total number of awards will be determined during the review and selection process. Successful proposers may receive contract extensions for up to one year.

Proposal Timeline

Key activity Deadline
Request for Proposals released August 24
Pre-Proposal Conference


1:00 pm, September 7
WorkSource Renton
500 SW 7th Street
Renton, WA 98057
Last day for agencies to submit questions September 28
Answers to questions posted September 30
Proposals due 2:00 pm, October 5
Awards announced December 1
Contract(s) begin January 1

Where can I find data to support my application? 

The Best Starts for Kids interactive data website allows users to focus in on Best Starts indicators in their community, neighborhood, or city. Proposals should relate to one or more of the secondary indicators listed in the Request for Proposals.

You are NOT required to submit a detailed evaluation plan as part of your application.

An additional data resource page is available from Communities Count.

Have more questions? Join us for an information session.

Thursday, September 7, 1:00 pm
WorkSource Renton
September 7, 2017
500 SW 7th Street
Renton, WA 98057

Training Room A – located on the first floor.  Follow the signs to Training Room A. Please see the receptionist if needed.

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