Now accepting applications: Best Starts for Kids First Levy Evaluation RFP – due March 24

An update on March 1, 2022: the application close date has been extended from March 10 to March 24, 2022.


We are pleased to share that the request for proposal (RFP) for the Best Starts for Kids First Levy Evaluation is now live – please submit your application by 2 PM on March 24, 2022.

Click here to view the full funding opportunity on the County E-Procurement Portal and create an account to submit an application

Please note: This RFP is listed under the title: “RFP-Evaluation Services for Best Starts for Kids First Levy”

About this opportunity

Best Starts is seeking an evaluation partner to assess the successes, challenges, and implementation learnings arising from the first Best Starts for Kids levy period from 2016-2021 to inform implementation of the 2022-2027 levy. This partner will use qualitative and quantitative data, including the data collected during the first levy period, to answer the question: To what extent and in what ways has the Best Starts for Kids initiative improved health and well-being and advanced equity for children, youth, families and communities in King County?

Up to $250,000 is available to support this evaluation opportunity. 

Have questions? Attend an information session

We strongly encourage anyone interested in applying to attend the information session to ask questions and learn more. The information session will be held on Microsoft Teams.

March 1, 10 – 11 AM

  • Teams Meeting Link
  • And/or join via the phone: +1 425-653-6586 United States, Seattle. Phone Conference ID: 292 040 879#.

Timeline

RFP Release February 23
Information Session March 1, 
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
Final day to submit questions via e-Procurement systemMarch 19
Applications due March 24 by 2:00 p.m. 
Responses reviewed and interviews with applicants (if needed) March 28 – April 8
Notification of selected and non-selected applicants April 15, 2022 

1. Check out our funding calendar here! 

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3. Join us at our second Virtual Open House!

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