Funding opportunity: WestEd accepting applications for the Facilitators and Trainers RFQ to support the Workforce Development strategy – apply by November 10, 2022!

We are excited to share that through partnership between Best Starts and WestEd the Facilitators and Trainers request for qualifications (RFQ) to support the Workforce Development strategy is open. This funding opportunity closes by November 10, 2022 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Please submit your application by then.   

About the opportunity: 

We are pleased to announce WestEd is looking for facilitators/trainers to support prenatal-to-five providers virtually.  We are looking to create a diverse pool of trainers/facilitators for upcoming training/workshops and other learning opportunities for the Workforce Development Strategy in Best Starts for Kids. Best Starts for Kids is a community-driven initiative to support every baby born or child raised in King County, so they reach adulthood happy, healthy, safe, and thriving.  Learn more about our Workforce Development strategy by reading our one-pager here. 

Do you have the passion, skills and experience in providing training, teaching, educating, and/or sharing about the three main content areas of: infant and early childhood mental health, healthy childhood development, and racial equity with prenatal to five service providers? Are you interested in supporting a workforce dedicated to pregnant mothers, infants, and very young children and their families?  Are you committed to centering equity and social justice – elevating structural and institutional racism, and the disparate impacts on individuals’ collective experiences and outcomes compared to the population as a whole? If so, this opportunity may be for you!   

Please review this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for more information. 


RFQ Released     October 11, 2022    
Last day to Submit Questions  November 4, 2022  
Applicant Responses Due  November 10, 2022 by 5 pm Pacific Time 
Interviews/Vetting  November 18, 2022    
Initial RFQ Notification of Qualification  November 29, 2022  
Commence Work  January-December 2023 

Do you have questions? 

Written questions or comments regarding this RFQ must be in writing and received no later than November 4, 2022. Questions should be emailed to All questions will be responded to via email.   

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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. Keep an eye out for our next open house!  

Keep an eye out for our next Best Starts virtual open house! View the recordings from our summer, spring and winter 2022 open houses. 

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