The RFP for the Best Starts for Kids Innovation Fund for Prenatal to Five is now open. Applications are due August 8. Through this RFP, King County will partner with community-based organizations seeking to implement new or adapted approaches to support the health and well-being of pregnant individuals, children aged zero to five and their families, service providers and communities. Learn more here….
For those interested in applying to the Developmental Screening and Referral Pilot Projects RFP, the recorded webinar is now available for viewing here.
The RFP for Developmental Screening and Referral Pilot Projects is now open. Developmental screenings are a foundational element of health care and well-being for young children from birth through five years. Applications are due July 12.
For those interested in applying to the Vroom Community Connectors RFP, the recorded webinar is now available for viewing here.
For those interested in applying to the Parent/Caregiver Education and Support RFP, you may now view the recorded webinar here.
The RFP for Vroom Community Connectors is now open. Applications are due July 3. This Vroom Community Connectors RFP is a pilot project that will inform Best Starts for Kids in moving forward with additional opportunities. Best Starts will contract with Somali and Latino/Latina/LatinX community-based organizations. As we build community engagement for our Help Me Grow framework, we will use Vroom to engage with families and learn together. Vroom is a nationwide initiative that empowers parents and caregivers to play a proactive role in their children’s early brain development. As part of Best Starts, King County is using the Help Me Grow national framework to inform the development of a coordinated system to get families the information they need and to coordinate all available services within King County.
The request for proposals to fund Parent/Caregiver Education and Support services is now open. This RFP for Parent/Caregiver Education and Support, is one of five Community-Based Parenting and Peer Supports RFPs that Best Starts is releasing to partner with community-based organizations to promote positive and healthy outcomes for young children and to support parents and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers. Applications are due June 14.
For those interested in applying to the Evaluation Strategies RFP but were unable to join us for our live webinar, you can view the recorded webinar here.
For those interested in the Community-Designed Home-Based Services RFP, but were unable to join an online or in person info session, the recorded online info session is now available here.
Best Starts is now accepting applications for community-designed programs and practices for prenatal to five home-based services. Home-Based Services are a type of relationship-based support provided to expecting parents, and parents of children birth to age 5, in the places where they live. This RFP prioritizes community-based expertise—such as experience, knowledge, and local client data—and seeks to invest in prenatal-to-5 home-based services that are specifically designed for a focus community. Applications are due May 21.