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King County, WA

DCHS VSHSL - Remote Access from Rural Food Banks Pilot
CLOSED  Deadline  6/2/2021
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Description  [hide this]

About: The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to release this Request for Proposal for VSHSL Strategy - SS 2D: Remote Access from Rural Food Banks Pilot with funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services (VSHSL) and guidance from the VSHSL Implementation Plan.

This request seeks to improve access to services for individuals in rural areas through rural food banks that will operate as centralized points of access from which residents may increase knowledge about what human services may be available to meet their needs, connect to service providers and/or potentially receive direct support or assistance at this centralized location. The aim of this pilot is to increase access to knowledge about service availability and increase access to services themselves in rural areas.

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

Available Funding: Up to $918,348 in veterans funding through the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy funds

Investment Period: August 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2023 (subject to change)

Bidders Conference:
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join by Zoom:

Meeting ID: 985-8643-5896

Join by phone:
1-253-215-8782,985-8643-5896# US (Tacoma)

The bidders conference will be recorded and posted at
If you need accommodations to participate, please contact the procurement lead by April 23, 2021.

Questions: Submit questions through the Contact Admin tab. Final day to submit questions is May 26, 2021.

Proposals Due: Proposals must be submitted through ZoomGrants no later than 11:59 p.m. on June 2, 2021.

Notifcation of Award Decisions: July 2021

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

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]

This request is open to nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations and public or governmental agencies with established food banks serving communities in King County. Partnerships, collaboratives, small nonprofits and community-based organizations are encouraged to submit proposals.

Eligible applicants must meet all of the following qualifications:      

  1. Be an established food bank, or operate an established, ongoing food bank program. For the purposes of this RFP, congregate meal programs or congregate nutrition services fall outside the definition of a food bank.
  2. Have a dedicated space where food bank clients can comfortably and discreetly be assisted with services or have the ability, with this funding, to create or make available such a space. Have a plan in place for administration of services during COVID-19.
  3. Currently serve vulnerable populations and/or rural food bank participants.
  4. Have extensive knowledge or be willing and able to develop extensive knowledge of available regional health and human services and resources.
  5. Be aware of or be willing to learn about VSHSL funded programs and services, including but not limited to, King County Veterans Program, VSHSL-funded behavioral health crisis prevention programs and VSHSL-funded senior centers.

Successful applicants will demonstrate all of the following:

Culturally and linguistically competent (or ability to become culturally and linguistically competent) to serve priority populations, which must include racial and ethnic minority populations who reside in the rural service area, including individuals for whom English is not their first, primary or language of fluency; older adults; veterans, servicemembers and their families; persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

  1. If not already serving these priority populations, agencies should develop a plan for how they will conduct outreach to and provide services to these populations. To ensure their program is accessible to individuals with disabilities as well as to individuals for whom English is not their primary language, agencies should have a plan for how they will ensure access, including assess which languages are most appropriate to prioritize.

Application Requirements  [hide this]

Please submit your proposal via ZoomGrants.

Complete proposal packages will include the following:

  • Responses to summary questions (Summary Questions tabs of ZoomGrants)
  • A completed geographic service intent form (Uploaded to the Required Documents section of ZoomGrants)
  • Responses to narrative questions (Narrative Questions tab of ZoomGrants)
  • An estimated 5-month ramp-up and annual budget covering proposed goals, activities and outcomes (Uploaded to the Required Documents section of ZoomGrants)
  • A completed organizational equity chart (Organizational Equity Chart tab of ZoomGrants)

Library  [hide this]
Description File Name Date Uploaded File Type
Attachment-A SS2D Summary Questions Attachment-A_SS2D-Summary-Questions.docx 4/21/2021 2:28:41 PM DOCX
Attachment-B Geographic Service Intent Form SS2D Attachment-B_Geographic-Service-Intent-FormSS2D.xlsx 4/21/2021 2:29:09 PM XLSX
Attachment-C Narrative Questions SS2D Attachment-C_SS2D_NarrativeQuestions.docx 4/21/2021 2:29:30 PM DOCX
Attachment-D Budget VSHSL SS2D Attachment-D_VSHSL_SS2D_Budget.xlsx 4/21/2021 2:29:59 PM XLSX
Attachment-E Technical Assistance Attachment-E_Technical-Assistance.docx 4/21/2021 2:30:28 PM DOCX
Attachment-F King County DCHS 2021-2022 Services Boilerplate Attachment-F_King-County-DCHS-2021-2022-Services-Boilerplate.pdf 4/21/2021 2:30:46 PM PDF
Attachment-G General Terms Attachment-G_General-Terms.docx 4/21/2021 2:31:01 PM DOCX
VSHSL SS 2D RFP Bidders Conference LINK 5/4/2021 3:49:03 PM LINK
VSHSL SS 2D RFP Frequently Asked Questions Posted 5/4/21 VSHSLSS2DRFPFrequentlyAskedQuestionsPosted5-4-21.pdf 5/4/2021 3:49:41 PM PDF
VSHSL SS 2D RFP Frequently Asked Questions Posted 5/21/2021 VSHSLSS2DRFPFrequentlyAskedQuestionsPosted52121.docx 5/21/2021 4:54:26 PM DOCX

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