Vroom Community Connector RFP Now Open-Applications due July 3

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.

Now Accepting Applications for Parent/Caregiver Education and Support RFP-Due June 14

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.

Evaluation RFP Recorded Info Session

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.

Seeking consultant to work with Communities of Opportunity partners – Deadline April 27

Communities of Opportunity is seeking a consultant to facilitate the co-design process to develop a Systems and Policy Agenda with community organizations. The agenda will create a set of priorities that will inform Communities of Opportunity funding and guide other systems and policy change work within the initiative. The consultant will work with the 50+ organizations that … Continued

Now Accepting Applications for Community-Designed Programs & Practices for Home-Based Services-Due May 21

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.

Best Starts for Kids Evaluation Strategies RFP now open! Due May 14

The RFP to conduct evaluation for selected Best Starts for Kids programs and strategies is now available. The selected evaluators will identify a study design to answer evaluation questions of respective program and strategy within allocated funding. Click here to view the request for proposals and apply. This link will take you a ZoomGrants page. … Continued

Open RFP: Capacity-Building for Prenatal to Five Home-Based & Community-Based Services due April 24

Best Starts for Kids is seeking proposals from individual organizations, or collaborations among organizations, to provide capacity-building supports to service providers that are, or will be, funded by Best Starts to provide the following services to young children and their families across King County: Home-Based Services and Community-Based Services. Applications are due April 24.