The Capacity Building RFQ invited proposals from skilled capacity building organizations and individuals to form a team and partner with Best Starts for Kids leadership to provide effective and efficient capacity building services to BSK grantees. Eight capacity building individuals and teams were awarded to help support all Best Starts awardees on their journey to sustainability. Matched with 90 Best Starts partners who requested support we are excited to share more about this work.
Last year we had multiple funding opportunities for workforce development. These opportunities included the Prenatal to Five Workforce Collaborative RFP and the Training Provider and Systems Coordinator RFQ. We are excited to introduce you to our awardees and where we are now!
Congratulations to our recent awardees for Capacity Building for Prenatal to Five Home-Based and Community-Based Services! These partners will provide capacity-building supports to our Home-Based Services and Community-Based Parenting Supports partners.
We’re thrilled to announce ten awardees for the prental-to-5 Community-Designed Home-Based Programs & Practices funding opportunity. With a total investment of $5,825,000 million over 2.5 years, these awards to community-based organizations will expand the availability of home-based services that draw upon local community knowledge and practice to develop approaches that are designed for and valued by specific communities, and/or addressing populations not well-served by other programs. Read on to meet our newest community partners!
We are very excited to announce 24 awardees to expand or establish new Kaleidoscope Play and Learn groups across King County. With a total investment of $1.7 million over three years, these awards to community-based organizations will support play groups that promote positive and healthy outcomes for young children and support parents and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers.
We’re thrilled to announce that beginning this fall, middle school students in over 40 King County schools will have more access to mental health screening and services at their school. Best Starts for Kids will invest $12.6 million over three years to expand Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Services (SBIRT), a school-based tool to promote mental health and prevent substance use for middle school students.
We are excited to announce our awarded community partners for Child Care Health Consultation (CCHC) funding! Read on to learn who the recipients are for both Systems Development and Service Delivery for Child Care Health Consultation.
Best Starts for Kids is excited to announce our three community partners who received Basic Needs Resource Brokering Funding. Congratulations to the Tilth Alliance, WestSide Baby and Eastside Baby Corner. In total, Best Starts awarded $961,000 to help meet basic needs in King County. Read on to learn more about the good work Best Starts is supporting through these partnerships!
Communities of Opportunity (COO) is expanding efforts to help neighborhoods and cultural communities build partnerships that contribute to better health, safe and affordable housing, economic opportunity and stronger community connections for residents. COO will provide $3.1 million to six efforts that tap into the collaborative power of residents to improve health and well-being. In King…
Best Starts for Kids today launched new investments to increase community-based supports to link youth and young adults to education, job training, mentoring, and other crucial resources and opportunities, focusing on culturally relevant programs that connect youth to their communities and build a strong sense of self.