The Request for Proposals to support Positive Family Connections is now open.
Click here to view the request for proposals and apply.
Applications are due December 6, 2019.
Positive Family Connections falls within the Best Starts strategy to Sustain the Gain for children aged 5-24 years.
What are Positive Family Connections?
Aiming to fund programs and activities that support families with middle school and high school age youth as they navigate their changing relationships, Positive Family Connections seeks to strengthen the family, particularly the relationship between the young person and their parents/adult caregivers. Learn more in our earlier blog post.
Successful programs will:
- Reflect the needs and the desires of the community they serve.
- Respect and lift up the voices of the parents/caregivers and young people as leaders and decision-makers in their own lives.
- Focus on building protective and promotive factors such as: reducing sources of stress in the families’ lives, increase social connections to decrease isolation, provide concrete support in times of need, increase the knowledge of adolescent development and increase the social and emotional competence of young people.
- Be relationship-based.
This opportunity is open to not-for-profit organizations, community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations, schools and school districts, and public or governmental agencies serving communities in King County.
Time frame: January 2020- December 2021
Total Investment available: $4.8 million until December 31, 2021 (estimated 10-12 contracts); each proposal should not exceed $125,000/ year.
|RFP Release Date||October 15, 2019|
|Information Session 1 @ Tukwila King County Library||November 7, 2019 at 7pm|
|Information Session 2 @ Shoreline King County Library||November 18, 2019 at 7pm|
|Information Session 3 @ Webinar||November 21, 2019 at 6pm|
|Final Day to Ask Questions through zoom grants||December 3 , 2019|
|Final Day to Request Technical Assistance||December 2, 2019|
|Application Due||December 6, 2019|
|Interviews with Applicants (if necessary)||(Interviews can also occur after responses are rated and reviewed)|
|Responses Rated and Reviewed||December 2019 – January 2020|
|Notice of Selected and Non-Selected Applications||January 2020|
Have more questions? Join us for information sessions
November 21, 2019; 6PM
This is an online conference only. To join the presentation, click here.
Audio via phone at 1.206.263.8114, conference ID # 3414239
In Person Information Sessions
November 7, 2019; 7 PM at Tukwila King County Library
November 18, 2019; 7 PM at Shoreline King County Library
Need help? Get free assistance applying
Help preparing your application is available at no cost to support Best Starts for Kids applicants. Providers offer a wide range of skills, areas of expertise, and language abilities.
See the list of providers and contact information for technical assistance here.
Where can I find data to support my application?
Best Starts values the use of multiple sources of data and information. While the use of data resources is not required, we have compiled some King County data resources to assure equal access to information. Indicators identified for Best Starts can be found here: www.kingcounty.gov/bskindicators. Please visit the “Data Resources” page on the Communities Count website.
Click here to watch a webinar from the Best Starts data and evaluation team sharing resources and tips for using data in your application.
On Thu, Oct 17, 2019, 2:41 PM Best Starts for Kids Blog wrote:
> Best Starts for Kids posted: ” The Request for Proposals to support > Positive Family Connections is now open. Click here to view the request > for proposals and apply. Applications are due December 6, 2019. Positive > Family Connections falls within the Best Starts strategy ” >