Now accepting applications for the Promoting First Relationship – Agency Training RFA – apply by October 11! 

We are excited to share that the Best Starts for Kids Promoting First Relationship – Agency Training request for applications (RFA) is now open! This funding opportunity closes on Tuesday, October 11 at 2PM, please submit your application by then. 

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

About this opportunity: 

At Best Starts, we want healthy babies to grow up with a strong foundation for lifelong health and well-being. Promoting First Relationship (PFR) – Agency Training is an evidence-based curriculum that trains service providers in the use of practical, in depth, effective strategies for promoting secure and healthy relationships between caregivers and young children ages birth to five.  

This RFA seeks community-based agency staff to receive PFR training in order to become a PFR Agency Provider or PFR Agency Trainer depending on past training experience. Training, monitoring, and reflective consultation will be provided by a PFR University of Washington trainer.  


This funding opportunity is open to individuals, private agencies, nonprofit organizations, tribes and tribal organizations, schools and school districts, and public or governmental agencies with staff who work with King County families and young children, primarily birth to five, who live in environments where stressors are particularly high. Eligible small nonprofits and community-based organizations are encouraged to submit applications.   

Funding Available: 

We have budgeted up to $92,743 for this project from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023. This funding is expected to be spread across multiple agencies.  


RFA Issued  August 31, 2022  
Final day to Submit Questions  September 28, 2022  
Final Day to Initiate Request for Technical Assistance   October 4, 2022  
RFA Application Due  October 11, 2022 by 2:00 p.m.  
Applications Reviewed   October 17, 2022  
Interviews with Applicants (if applicable)  October 26, 2022 
Notification of Selected and Non-Selected Applicants  October 27, 2022  
Contract Anticipated Start Date   January 30, 2023 

Do you have any questions? 

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, you can submit a question before Friday, September 28, 2022 to Jeffrey Brown at

Would you like support? Access Best Starts technical assistance!  

Free application support is available for organizations interested in applying for this Best Starts funding opportunity! 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 areinterested in partnering with a technical assistance consultant, learn more here. 

1. Check out our funding calendar   

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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.  

3. Save the date for our next open house!  

Mark September 28, 2022, on your calendars for our next Best Starts virtual open house! More information about our sessions and how to register to come. 

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