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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
- Zoom Meeting Link, Meeting ID: 818 2659 5703, Passcode: 677936
|Funding opportunity opens||February 22|
|Virtual Information Session (link above)||March 3, 1-2 p.m.|
|Final day for to initiate request for technical assistance||March 22|
|Final day to submit questions via ZoomGrants||March 30|
|Proposals due||April 5 by 2:00 p.m.|
|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 applicants||May|
|Anticipated program/contract start date||July 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.
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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!