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King County, WA

CLOSED  Deadline  9/11/2020
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Description  [hide this]

About:  The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is releasing this Request for Proposals (RFP) from the Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division (DDECSD) for Community Information, Outreach and Referral (CIOR) services in King County.

The vision of DDECSD is to assist King County residents of all ages and cultures who have I/DD and delays to achieve full active, integrated and productive participation in community life. In support of this vision, the RFP will allocate funding to organizations that will assist individuals with I/DD, delays and their families to access CIOR services and achieve outcomes that increase:

  • equitable access to culturally and linguistically relevant services and supports, across systems;
  • knowledge and engagement of community supports that align with efforts to integrate health and human services, promote equitable outcomes, reduce racial disparities and increase quality of life; and
  • community participation in civic events identifying community priorities and solutions.

CIOR services are funded in partnership with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). DDECSD will invest CIOR funding across two investment areas listed below.

  1. Community Information, Outreach and Systems Navigation
  2. Education and Civic Engagement

Applicants may submit a proposal for one or both investment area(s).

Please refer to the Library tab for the full RFP and associated attachments.

Available Funding: Up to $1,035,000 annually  

Investment Period: Initial contract period to run from January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021, then renewable annually beginning July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2025 (subject to change – see section VI. Funding Amount)

Bidders Conferences:

Monday, August 3, 2020 1:30p.m. - 3:00p.m.

Join Zoom,, Webinar ID: 991 3544 9142, Password: 390465 
or, by phone only: +1 253 215 8782 + Webinar ID

Session will be recorded, captioned and posted through ZoomGrants, and may be posted through other website(s).

If you need accommodations to participate, please contact Jim Ott at before the session.  Please allow enough time before the session to make accommodation arrangements.

Questions: Submit questions through the Contact Admin tab. Final day to submit questions is Wednesday August 25, 2020 by 1p.m.

Proposals Due: Proposals must be submitted through ZoomGrants no later than 1:00 p.m. on September 11, 2020.

If you need accommodations to apply, please contact Jim Ott at before the due date.  Please allow enough time to make accommodation arrangements.

Application Assistance:  Qualifying organizations wishing to access application assistance must email Jim Ott at to initiate any assistance request by August 21, 2020. Availability of assistance is based on consultant capacity.

Notifcation of Award Decisions: Oct. - Nov., 2020 (subject to change)

Anticipated Contract Start Date (subject to change):  Jan. 1, 2021 (subject to change)

The dates listed above are subject to change. The full RFP and associated attachments are available for download under the Library tab. Applicants are advised to review these documents in their entirety for guidance on the purpose, requested program models, application questions and deadlines. Applicants are responsible for regularly checking ZoomGrants for any updates, clarifications, or amendments that may be uploaded.

Eligibility  [hide this]


  1. This RFP is open to not-for-profit organizations, community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations in King County. Small non-profits, community-based organizations, and BIPOC led organizations are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.
  2. Due to the relationship-based nature of CIOR services, eligible applicants must currently serve, support, or meaningfully engage individuals with I/DD and delays or their families in King County.
  3. In providing program activities, RFP recipients awarded funding shall not endorse pending legislation, ballot initiatives or specific candidates running for elected office with any resources received through this RFP.

Application Requirements  [hide this]

Please submit your proposal via ZoomGrants. Complete proposals must include the following:

  • all required administrative and fiscal documents (See Attachment A)
  • ZoomGrants Address Template (See Attachment B)
  • Completed and uploaded Budget (See Attachment C)
  • Responses to Summary Questions (See RFP description)
  • Responses to Narrative Questions (See RFP description)
  • If applying as a partnership, please don't forget to include a letter of support from each agency in the partnership. 

Library  [hide this]
DescriptionFile NameDate UploadedFile Type
Att B - ZoomGrant Address Template AttB-ZoomGrantsAddresstemplate-CIOR.xlsx 3/10/2020 1:36:38 PM XLSX
Att D - 2019-2020 DCHS DDECSD Boilerplate AttD-2019-2020DCHSDDECSDBoilerplate-FINAL.pdf 3/10/2020 1:37:50 PM PDF
Att E - General Requirements AttE-GeneralRequirements.pdf 3/10/2020 1:38:11 PM PDF
Att F - Business Associate Agreement AttF-BusinessAssociateAgreement.pdf 3/10/2020 1:38:32 PM PDF
Att A - Application Checklist AttA-ApplicationChecklist.pdf 7/21/2020 6:43:04 PM PDF
CIOR Procurement Announcement CIORProcurementAnnouncement.pdf 7/22/2020 1:57:25 PM PDF
Bidders Conference Recording LINK 8/4/2020 4:33:01 PM LINK
Bidders Conference Slide Deck/presentation CIORBiddersConference8-3-20final.pdf 8/5/2020 5:33:56 PM PDF
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ'S) CIORRFPFAQ724to825.pdf 8/27/2020 7:09:02 PM PDF
Att C - Budget Template Updated82720-AttC-RevisedBudgetTemplate.xlsx 8/27/2020 7:13:15 PM XLSX

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Please list the ENTIRE amount you are requesting over the 1/1/2021 – 6/30/2023 award period.

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