Announcing Capacity-Building Awards

handsCongratulations to our five awardees for the Capacity Building for Prenatal to Five Home-Based and Community-Based Services funding opportunity! Best Starts is partnering with these experts in capacity-building support, also known as technical assistance, to provide home-based and community-based service providers with an opportunity to develop and strengthen program implementation. Meet our partners:

Emerging Design Consulting
ML Whalen Consulting
National Implementation Research Network
Rainier Valley Corps
YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish

These partners will provide capacity-building supports in three areas: program development, effective implementation, and supportive environments.

Program Development

Small community-based organizations will use program design tools and create the plans they need to implement their programs with quality and consistency, and to assure documentation of the work that they are doing. Documentation can not only assist in program implementation, but it can be used when community based organizations engage with other partners and funders.

With a total investment of $400,000 in this area, Emerging Design Consulting and National Implementation Research Network will work with ten Home-Based Services Providers selected through Community-Designed Programs and nine Community-Based Providers selected through the Community-Based Parenting Supports to develop new programs and develop documented program plans.

Effective Implementation

Small community-based organizations will have the organizational resources and systems they need to support effective programs.

With a total investment of $525,000 in this area, ML Whalen Consulting and Rainier Valley Corps will help eleven Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Home Visiting Providersten Home-Based Services Providers selected through Community-Designed Programs; and nine Community-Based Providers selected through the Community-Based Parenting Supports to assess and improve their practices in financial management, human resources, and data collection and use.

Supportive Environments

With a total investment of $75,000 in this area, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish will form and lead a Home Visiting Partnership Group made up of providers and families who will give input on the programs and services that impact them to improve the King County Home-Based Services system.

Congratulations again to our partners!


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