Now accepting applications: Transitions to Adulthood RFP – apply by April 5!

We are excited to share that the Transitions to Adulthood request for proposal (RFP) is now open! This funding opportunity closes on April 5 at 2:00 pm, please submit your application by then.

Click here to view the full funding opportunity details and submit an application.

Note: please create a log-in to view details and access the ZoomGrants webpage.

About this opportunity

Best Starts is seeking to partner with organizations grounded in community that will support youth and young adults, 16 – 24 years old, as they meet their education and employment goals. Our network of partners will navigate young people to education and employment services such as high school completion programs, post-secondary education, behavioral health services, career exploration, internships, and employment services across King County. The young people supported by this funding opportunity include:

• Young adults who have interacted with one or more systems, including behavioral health, child welfare, public assistance, and the criminal legal system

• Young adults experiencing homelessness

• Young adults who are not working or not in school; and young adults belonging to one or more groups that experience historically low rates of graduating on time who are transitioning to post-secondary education (e.g., low-income youth, youth of color, youth with disabilities, and English Language Learners)

Eligibility: This request is open to non-profit organizations, community-based organizations (CBOs), tribes and tribal organizations, and public or governmental agencies serving communities in King County. Small nonprofits and community-based organizations are encouraged to submit proposals.

Funding: Up to $1,850,000 in Best Starts of Kids and federal funding from July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023.

To learn more about the details of this funding opportunity, read Section II of the RFQ document on the ZoomGrants webpage – click on yellow highlighted text above to access the ZoomGrants webpage.

Have questions? Attend an information session

We strongly encourage anyone interested in applying to attend the information session to ask questions and learn more.

March 3, 1 – 2 pm


Funding opportunity opensFebruary 22
Virtual Information Session (link above)March 3, 1-2 p.m.
Final day for to initiate request for technical assistanceMarch 22

Final day to submit questions via ZoomGrantsMarch 30

Proposals dueApril 5 by 2:00 p.m.
Responses reviewedApril
Interviews with applicants (if applicable)
King County reserves the right to conduct interviews as needed to make award determinations.
Notification of selected and non-selected applicantsMay
Anticipated program/contract start dateJuly 1, 2022

Would you like support? Access free Best Starts technical assistance!

Best Starts partnered consultants can support by: helping to determine appropriate fit between your work and this funding opportunity, providing guidance on how best to answer application questions, supporting your application development (including editing and reviewing), and supporting you in explaining your qualifications in the most clear and concise way.

If you are interested in accessing technical assistance, learn more here.

1. Check out our funding calendar here! 

This calendar shares upcoming funding opportunities staggered throughout the year. Please note that at this moment, there are some funding opportunities that share an estimated opening date window – we will update these open dates as we continue with implementation. 

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3. Join us at our second Virtual Open House!

Save the date for our quarter 2 Virtual Open House on Wednesday, March 30 from 9 AM -5 PM! Similar to our first Virtual Open House, we plan to share information about upcoming funding opportunities and connect with community. We plan to host quarterly virtual open houses – stay tuned for registration details!

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