Communities of Opportunity
Creating greater health, social, economic and racial equity in King County so that all people thrive and prosper, regardless of race or place.
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RFPs coming soon
We are expanding our investments in collaborative place-based solutions and policy/systems change activities that build on the assets in communities. In September/October of 2017, Communities of Opportunity will release two Request for Proposals (RFPs) for investments to address affordable housing, economic opportunity, community connections and better health. Funding will be available for:
- Institutions, systems and policy change, and
- Community partnerships in geographic communities and in cultural communities.
Contracts for awarded project will begin in January 2018.
To learn more about the upcoming COO RFPs, sign up to receive Funding Notices from King County. You can also subscribe to the Best Starts for Kids blog and look for more information at the COO website.
Purpose: To improve community conditions in health and well-being by investing in geographic places and cultural communities. Investments will support community partnerships across organizations and sectors to develop a shared agenda and implement projects that contribute to better health, safe and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and stronger community connections among its community members.
RFP: Communities of Opportunity (COO) Initiative: Systems and Policy Change
COO is seeking applications for one-time grants to build capacity, inform and guide implementation of specific systems and policies tied to COO results areas. Grantees will also be supported to participate in cohorts to help inform a shared COO Policy Agenda.
Download RFP documents at www.kingcounty.gov/health/rfp
One COO strategy focuses on investing in geographic areas with inequities in health and well-being outcomes (place-based funding). This map identifies the geographic areas that are eligible for COO place-based funding.
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About Communities of Opportunity
Communities of Opportunity (COO) is investing in community-driven solutions and strategies that affect long-term systems and policy change. The initiative is made up of and governed by a collaborative partnership of leaders from our community, government, and philanthropy who are directing resources to priority communities where the greatest gains in health and well-being will lead change throughout the county.
Link/share our site at www.kingcounty.gov/coo