Now accepting applications: Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative RFP – apply by March 25!

We are excited to share that the Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative request for proposal (RFP) is now open! This funding opportunity closes on March 25 at 2:00 pm, please submit your application by then.

Click here to view the full funding opportunity details and apply.

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

About this opportunity

The Best Starts for Kids’ Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative (YFHPI) provides critical resources to help youth and families who are at risk of homelessness stay housed, with long-term benefits for the strength and stability of our communities. We are seeking to partner with approximately fifteen community-based organizations to provide intensive case management coupled with flexible funds for youth and households with youth ages birth-24 years that are at imminent risk of losing their housing; and one or two partners who will provide one-time rental assistance support to YFHPI households.

Partnering community-based organizations should represent the households they are providing support to, and priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) serving organizations.

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 non-profits and community-based organizations (CBOs) are encouraged to submit proposals.

Funding: Eighteen months of program funding (from July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023) is available through this opportunity. Contingent upon funding and performance contracts may be extended for 2 additional years.

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

Have any questions? Attend an information session

We strongly encourage anyone interested in applying to attend the information session to ask questions and learn more. The same information will be presented at each information session.

March 2, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm 

March 10, 2022 from 1:00-2:30pm 


RFP Release February 28
Information Sessions (attendees can choose one of two sessionsMarch 2, from 1-2:30 pm
March 10, from 1-2:30 pm
Final day to submit questions via ZoomGrantsMarch 18
Applications Due March 25, by 11:59 p.m. (PST) 
Responses Reviewed April 6 through April 26
Notification of selected and non-selected applicants May 2
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.

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 a few 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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  1. Hi: Where is the link to the zoom grants web page? How does one create a zoom grants log-in?

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