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King County, WA
Best Starts for Kids
Liberation and Healing from Systemic Racism
CLOSED  Deadline  6/3/2022
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Description  [hide this]

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is seeking applicants who want to join the collective Liberated Village in developing a community-centered experiential learning education that will educate and liberate Black and brown scholars in King County. We seek partners who share our value of sharing knowledge, skills, power, and resources and will work together towards community-centered solutions for transformative systemic change.

If your organization is interested in joining a collective movement that demonstrates:

  • a love for co-creating 
  • a commitment to building authentic relationships and trust
  • a passion for finding creative solutions
  • a desire to create healthy and strong communities
  • an excitement for experiential learning
  • a belief in Black and brown excellence

We encourage you to apply!

Interested applicants can apply to provide the education and experiential learning to scholar/student, parent/guardian/family member, liberated village staff and partners and school/district staff, on multiple topics including, but not limited to: economic knowledge, education enrichment, health and wellness, social justice, urban agriculture and more.

Those interested can apply either as a Liberated Village Lead or as a Liberated Village Subject Matter Expert (SME). Lead applicants are individuals/agencies that is applying to this RFP with identified partner(s). Subject Matter Experts (Expertise from lived experience and/or education) are individuals/agencies that is applying to this RFP. Both Lead Applicants and Subject Matter Experts will provide education and experiential learning to the Liberated Village.

See the full RFP (Section III) for more information about this opportunity!

Any Questions?

All documents to be submitted in response to this RFP should be uploaded through ZoomGrants.

The RFP Lead 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:

Phil Thompson, Contract Specialist, Public Health

Any other communication will be considered unofficial and non-binding on DCHS. Proposers are to rely 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.


Eligibility Requirements  [hide this]

All individuals interested in applying must meet the following eligibility:

  • Reflect the communities served:It is essential to prioritize organizations that equitably reflect their serving communities. Organizations can include, Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) led grassroots organizations, non-profit organizations, community-based and small for-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, parent-led groups, community members and leaders, and women-led organizations. 
  • Experiential Learning Experience:Have experience using experiential learning education with children 5 through 24 years old.
  • Experience Developing Positive Cultural Identity:Applicants must demonstrate the ability to support children/scholars in developing positive cultural identity, strong agency, confidence, and ability to excel in life.
  • Existing RelationshipsLead Applicants who have identified partners that they will work with to meet the proposed scope of work. The budget should equitably reflect the partnership. *This is not a requirement for Subject Mater Experts.

Timeline  [hide this]

Procurement Timeline

Information Session 1April 26, 2022, at 6pm
Information Session 2April 27, 2022, at 1pm
Final day to submit questions via ZoomGrantMay 27, 2022
Final day to initiate request for technical assistanceMay 27, 2022
RFP Application DueJune 3, 2022 (11:00 pm PST)

Information Sessions

We strongly encourage anyone interested in applying to attend one of the two information session to join us to learn more:

You can also access the Zoom meeting details in VI. section C of the RFP document.

Period of Performance

Option 1 Lead Applicants - July 2022 through June 2025 (3 years)

Option 2 Subject Matter Expert (SME) Applicants - have the following options:

  • July 2022 through June 2025 (3 years)
  • Contract period is specific to timeframe requested in total months

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

Technical Assistance

Free application assistance (also known as technical assistance) is available to support organizations in applying to this RFP. The main purpose of this opportunity is to eliminate linguistic, cultural, and other barriers that might prevent organizations from seeking government funding.

Technical assistance consultants can:

  1. Assist in determining appropriate fit between your proposal and this funding opportunity.
  2. Provide guidance on how best to answer questions.
  3. Support your application development, including editing and budget review.
  4. Support you in explaining your proposal in the most clear and concise way. However, technical assistance consultants are not grant writers.

See Attachment 5 or the BSK blog for a list of TA consultants and their contact information. Organizations wishing to access application assistance should email the consultants directly.  We encourage you to reach out to a TA consultant as early as possible. We cannot guarantee TA consultant availability within 5 business days of the deadline (the RFP’s closing date). Assistance in languages other than English is available; let a TA consultant know your language need and BSK will try to accommodate that.

Library  [hide this]
DescriptionFile NameDate UploadedFile Type
Attachment 1: Narrative Questions Attachment_1-Narrative_QuestionsFINAL.docx 4/21/2022 3:46:21 PM DOCX
Attachment 2: SMART Goals Form Attachment_2SMARTGoal11x17Final.docx 4/21/2022 3:46:31 PM DOCX
Attachment 3: Return on Relationship Form Attachment_3-ReturnonRelationship.docx 4/21/2022 3:46:40 PM DOCX
Attachment 5: Technical Assistance Information Attachment_5-TA-Consultants.pdf 4/21/2022 3:47:11 PM PDF
Attachment 6: Acceptance of Potential Terms and Conditions Attachment6_AcceptanceofPotentialTermsandConditions.pdf 4/21/2022 3:47:43 PM PDF
Attachment 7: County Terms and Conditions Attachment7_ContractExample.pdf 4/21/2022 3:47:58 PM PDF
Question and Answer addendum QuestionandAnswer-LHSR-2022.pdf 5/3/2022 2:52:16 PM PDF
Informational Slide Deck LHRS-Finalized-Information-Session.pdf 5/5/2022 12:27:43 PM PDF
Attachment 4: Budget Narrative Workbook Attachment-4-BSKLHSRRFPBudgetWorkbook2022_2025FINAL1a.xlsx 5/6/2022 12:08:42 PM XLSX
RFP description and instructions LHSRRFP1.pdf 5/16/2022 1:33:01 PM PDF
Question and Answer Addendum #2 QAaddendum2.docx 5/16/2022 4:13:35 PM DOCX

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In the "Amount Requested" section below, here are your two options:

Option 1 Lead Applicant: 30 Months
(January 2023-June 2025) request up to $990,000  
Depending on the level of collective work with partner(s)/subcontractor(s) reflected in the budget and proposal).

Amount Requesting for Project Planning Period: 6 months (July 2022 - December 2022) maximum is 10% of the amount requested for the 30 month period.  

Total maximum request for Lead Applicant Funding for the combined 36 months is $1,100,000.

Option 2 Subject Matter Expert (SME): 30 Months
(January 2023-June 2025) request up to $495,000
Depending on the program/project scope of work, contract period, and budget.

Amount Requesting for Project Planning Period: 6 months (July 2022 - December 2022) maximum is 10% of the amount requested for the 30 month period.  

Total maximum request for Subject Matter Expert for the combined 36 months is $550,000.

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Amount Requested
Amount Requested for Jan 2023 - June 2025
Amount Requesting for 2022
The amount requested in 2022 should equal up to 10% of the total amount requested for Jan 2023 – June 2025

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(changes to this data will be reflected on all other applications for this organization)

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1. Where are you planning on serving clients?
Select “All” only if you are planning and able to serve clients from every zip code within King County. This is being collected for information purposes only. This question is not scored as part of the evaluation process.