Now accepting applications for the Infant Mortality Prevention Network RFA – apply by April 19!

We are excited to share that the Infant Mortality Prevention Network request for application (RFA) is now open!

Best Starts, in partnership with Public Health–Seattle & King County and the City of Seattle Human Services Department, is requesting applications from community-based organizations to expand and deepen their existing programs and services that support healthy pregnancies, births, babies, and families. This opportunity closes on April 19 at 2:00 pm, please submit your application by then.

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

About this opportunity

Best Starts is seeking to partner with organizations to provide direct client services and educational outreach as identified by community to support the health and well-being of babies, parents, and families. The mission of the Infant Mortality Prevention Network (IMPN) is to eliminate the effects of systemic racism on infant mortality rates across King County by supporting communities that face the highest disparities and disproportionality in outcomes.


This request for application (RFA) seeks to deepen and expand existing community-based programs and services across King County that support pregnant and parenting individuals and families. Best Starts is especially seeking to partner with organizations who are rooted in and reflect King Countys’ African American, Native American, and Pacific Islander families and communities.

Available funding:

A minimum of four selected organizations will receive funding to deepen and expand their existing programs for the period of July 1 through December 31, 2022. Total program funding in 2022 is expected to be no less than $473,000 and equally shared between the awarded organizations. Full program funding will be available once the City of Seattle finalizes their 2022 city-wide budget. This program is funded by three distinct sources:

  • Best Starts for Kids Levy funding will be distributed among all awardees who provide services anywhere in King County.
  • Public Health Seattle & King County funding will be distributed among all awardees who provide services anywhere in King County.
  • City of Seattle funding will be distributed among awardees serving City of Seattle residents.

To learn more about the details of this funding opportunity, click on the yellow highlighted link at the top of this blog post.

Have any questions? Attend our information session

We strongly encourage anyone interested in applying to attend our virtual information session to ask questions and learn more! The information session will be on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, via Microsoft Teams Meeting. Please access the information session meeting details by clicking on the yellow highlighted link at the top of this blog post.


Request for Application ReleasedMarch 28, 2022
Information SessionApril 6, 10 AM – 12 PM
More info above
Final day to ask questions via ZoomGrantsApril 12
Applications dueApril 19 by 2:00 pm
Notice of selection (tentative)April 28
Agreement scope and budget developmentMay – June
Anticipated program/contract start dateJuly 1 – December 31, 2022

1. Check out our funding calendar

This calendar shares open and upcoming funding opportunities staggered throughout the year. Subscribe to our blog and newsletter to the right of the calendar to receive notices whenever we post a new funding opportunity.

2. Watch our latest recorded info sessions

If you were unable to make it to the info session for an open funding opportunity, check out the recordings and slideshows here!

2. Join us at our second Virtual Open House

We are hosting a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, March 30 from 10 AM -5 PM! Similar to our first Virtual Open House, we plan to share information about several upcoming funding opportunities and connect with community. Learn more about our 5 sessions and register here.

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