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King County, WA
Best Starts for Kids
BSK-Transitions to Adulthood
CLOSED  Deadline  4/5/2022
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The Department of Community & Human Services (DCHS) Children, Youth and Young Adult Division (CYYAD) is leading the Best Starts for Kids (BSK) strategy designed to help youth and young adults (ages 16-24 years) Transition to Adulthood. CYYAD intends to contract with an agency or agencies to provide services that (i) help young people complete a secondary credential (high school diploma or equivalency), (ii) transition to post-secondary education or advanced training, (iii) complete their first year of post-secondary education or advanced training, and/or (iv) gain employment.

In addition, King County is developing a number of grant programs to assist with the health and economic recovery of the community in response to COVID-19. This includes grants to prepare and provide jobs to individuals experiencing homelessness so that they are able to gain skills and experience to support future stable employment. As these objectives are aligned with Transition to Adulthood strategies, a portion of this RFP will support funded services that are provided to youth who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Initial Timeline

The dates listed here are subject to change. Applicants are responsible for monitoring ZoomGrants for any changes prior to the submittal deadline.

  • Information Session - March 3, 2022
  • Last date for technical assistance - March 22, 2022
  • Proposals due - April 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm Pacific Time

Applicant Eligibility  [hide this]

This request is open to nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations, and public or governmental agencies serving communities in King County. Small nonprofits and community-based organizations are encouraged to submit proposals.

Eligible applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Non-profit status or fiscal sponsor
  • Experience providing education, employment and/or mental health services to youth and young adults (or demonstration of the skills and abilities necessary to do so)
  • Ability and willingness to participate in BSK evaluation activities as described in the RFP document in the "Library" tab

DCHS Contact Information  [hide this]

The RFP Lead listed below is the sole point of contact for this procurement. All communication regarding the subject matter of this opportunity between the applicants and DCHS upon release of this RFP must be through ZoomGrants or the RFP Lead, as follows:

James W. Gayton, RFP Lead

Any other communication will be considered unofficial and non-binding on King County. Applicants are to rely only on written statements issued by the RFP Lead. Communication directed to parties other than the RFP Lead on this opportunity may result in disqualification of the applicant.

Interested parties may submit questions in writing prior to the date and time indicated in the RFP schedule through the “Contact Admin” tab in ZoomGrants. The DCHS response to all questions received will be posted as an RFP addendum on ZoomGrants.

If applicants experience technical difficulties with ZoomGrants leading up to the due date, please email proposals to the RFP Lead directly to avoid a late submission. Late submissions may be disqualified from award consideration.

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DescriptionFile NameDate UploadedFile Type
Transitions to Adulthood RFP RFP-Transitions_to_Adulthood_BSK_FINAL.pdf 2/22/2022 12:06:07 PM PDF
Budget Form Template Budget_Form.xlsx 2/22/2022 12:22:51 PM XLSX
Budget Narrative Template Budget_Narrative.docx 2/22/2022 2:53:36 PM DOCX
Info Session Presentation TransitionstoAdulthoodBidders3322.pdf 3/3/2022 7:54:43 PM PDF
Transitions to Adulthood Addendum 1 RFP-Transitions_to_Adulthood_BSK_A1.pdf 3/21/2022 2:34:06 PM PDF

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1. Where are you planning on serving clients?
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