Announcing Parent/Caregiver Education and Support Awards

We’re thrilled to announce nine awardees for the Parenting/Caregiver Education and Support funding opportunity! With a total investment of $1,400,000 over 2.5 years, these awards will support community organizations delivering community centered, relationship-based support through information and services provided to parents of children birth to age 5.

Equity From Birth: Why Community-Based Support Is Crucial

Forty years of collective experience has shown that high-quality, community-based support during pregnancy, birth, and early parenting saves lives. The struggle for equity and the wellbeing of our children begins before birth. This is urgent and there is no time to waste.

Announcing Community-Designed Home-Based Programs & Practices Awards

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!

Innovation RFP Webinar Recordings

For those interested in applying to the Innovation RFP, two webinar recordings are available. The first is an information session on the application requirements and process. The second is presented by our partners at Frontiers of Innovation and the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard, sharing more on the IDEAS Framework and the science behind the support they will provide funded partners.

Now Accepting Applications for Innovation Fund RFP–Due August 8

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….

Announcing Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Awards

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.

Developmental Screening-What Is It & RFP Save the Date!

Save the Date! The Best Starts Developmental Screening and Referral Pilot Projects RFP will open next Thursday, May 31, 2018. Is this funding opportunity the right fit for you? Read on to learn more about Developmental Screenings and Referrals.