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Best Start for Kids: Parent/Caregiver Education and Support

Due Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018 – no later than 2:00 PM

Description:

BSK is seeking to invest in community-based parent/caregiver education and support services to meet the needs of unserved and underserved communities and individuals in King County. Parent/caregiver education services supported by this grant may include direct instruction, discussion groups, videos, modeling, or other formats. Through this RFP BSK will support zero to five parenting education focused programs offered in a variety of community settings. Proposed programs should be valued by the community as well as culturally and linguistically relevant.

Pre-proposal webinar

Public Health — Seattle & King County (PHSKC) will conduct a pre-proposal webinar for proposers to ask questions, raise concerns, and receive clarification about the RFP. Proposers are highly encouraged but not required to attend the pre-proposal conference. Those who do attend should review the RFP prior to attending. BSK will record the conference and post it to https://beststartsblog.com:

In-person information sessions

PHSKC will conduct two in-person information sessions for proposers to ask questions, raise concerns, and receive clarification about the RFP. Proposers are highly encouraged but not required to attend the pre-proposal conference. Those who do attend should review the RFP prior to attending. Two in-person information sessions are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 1:00pm-2:00pm
    Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018, 3:00pm-4:00pm
    White Center Library, 1409 SW 107th St, Seattle, WA 98146

Downloads

  • Details of this RFP (PDF)
    • Attachment 1: Response Cover sheet (MS Word)
    • Attachment 2: Application (MS Word)
    • Attachment 3: Capacity-building participation agreement (MS Word)
    • Attachment 4: Community Services Agreement (PDF)
    • Addendum 1: Correction to typographical errors and a re-statement of the populations and organizations that are BSK’s funding priorities, as written in the RFP in Section J. (PDF)

Best Start for Kids: Community-Designed Programs & Practices for Prenatal-to-five Home-Based Services

Due Date: Monday, May 21, 2018 – no later than 2:00 PM

Description: This RFP is intended to expand availability of services that use other valuable forms of evidence such as “community-defined evidence” and “practice-based evidence”:

  • Community-defined evidence refers to a set of practices that communities have used and determined to yield positive results as determined by community consensus over time.
  • Practice-based evidence refers to local program data to learn what is happening in community practice.

Through this RFP, Best Starts is seeking to support prenatal-to-5 home-based services that are specifically designed for a particular community. Proposed programs should be valued by the community, culturally reflective, and address groups for which Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed programs haven’t been developed.

Pre-Proposal Webinar:

PHSKC will conduct a pre-proposal webinar for proposers to ask questions, raise concerns, and receive clarification about the RFP. Proposers are highly encouraged but not required to attend the pre-proposal conference. Those who do attend should review the RFP prior to attending. BSK will record the conference and post it to https://beststartsblog.com.

  • Pre-Proposal Webinar:

    Monday, April 16, 11:00am-12:30pm
    This is an online conference only. Join the conversation.
    Audio via phone at 206-263-8114, conference ID: 9034606
  • In-Person Bidder's Conference

    PHSKC will conduct two in-person information sessions for proposers to ask questions, raise concerns, and receive clarification about the RFP. Proposers are highly encouraged but not required to attend the pre-proposal conference. Those who do attend should review the RFP prior to attending. Two in-person information sessions are scheduled:

Downloads:

Best Starts for Kids: Capacity-Building for Prenatal-To-Five Home-Based & Community-Based Services

  • Due Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2017 - no later than 2:00 pm

  • Description: Best Starts for Kids is investing in capacity-building to support funded programs in two prenatal-to-five strategy areas: Home-Based Services and Community-Based Parenting Supports. This RFP is seeking proposals from individual organizations, or collaborations among organizations, to provide capacity-building supports to service providers that are, or will be, funded by BSK to provide the following services to young children and their families across King County:

    • Home-Based Services, inclusive of:
      • Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Home Visiting Programs
      • Community-Designed, Home-Based Programs and Practices

    • Community-Based Parenting Education and Support Programs

  • Pre-Proposal Webinar: PHSKC will conduct a pre-proposal Webinar for proposers to ask questions, raise concerns, and receive clarification about the RFP. Proposers are highly encouraged but not required to attend the pre-proposal conference. Those who do attend should review the RFP prior to attending and bring a copy of the RFP with them as paper copies will not be available.

    Monday, March 26, 2:30pm-4:00pm
    This is an online conference only. Join the presentation.
    Audio via phone at 206.263.8114, conference ID #3490706

Best Starts for Kids: Kaleidoscope Play and Learn

  • Due date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – no later than 2:00 pm

  • Description:
    Best Starts for Kids (BSK), in partnership with Child Care Resources, is seeking proposals from organizations interested in providing Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups in their neighborhoods and communities. Best Starts for Kids and Kaleidoscope Play & Learn share a goal of reaching families in King County and hiring facilitators who are connected with and reflective of the community to be served.

  • Pre-proposal webinar:
    Public Health — Seattle & King County (PHSKC) will conduct a pre-proposal Webinar for proposers to ask questions, raise concerns, and receive clarification about the RFP. Proposers are highly encouraged but not required to attend the pre-proposal conference. Those who do attend should review the RFP prior to attending and bring a copy of the RFP with them as paper copies will not be available.

    Monday, March 5, 2018, 1:00-2:00pm
    This is an online conference only. To join the presentation, click here.
    Audio via phone at 206-263-8114, conference ID: 3490706
    Any addenda to this RFP will be posted here by close of business on April 6.

  • In-person information sessions:
    PHSKC will conduct two in-person information sessions for proposers to ask questions, raise concerns, and receive clarification about the RFP. Proposers are highly encouraged but not required to attend the pre-proposal conference. Those who do attend should review the RFP prior to attending. Two in-person information sessions are scheduled for:

  • Downloads:

Due Date: Monday, April 9, 2018 – no later than 2:00 pm

Description: Best Starts for Kids' trauma-informed and restorative practices work is grounded in the belief that all children and young people can thrive in environments where communities' cultures are respected and nurtured. The Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices (TIRP) funding opportunity will support innovative approaches to implement trauma-informed and restorative practices in school environments.

Pre-Proposal Webinar:

PHSKC will conduct a pre-proposal Webinar for proposers to ask questions, raise concerns, and receive clarification about the RFP. Proposers are highly encouraged but not required to attend the pre-proposal conference. Those who do attend should review the RFP prior to attending and bring a copy of the RFP with them as paper copies will not be available.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm. – 5:00 pm
This is an online conference only. To join the presentation, click here.
Audio via phone at 206-263-8114, conference ID #1380928

In-Person Bidder's Conference:

PHSKC will conduct two in-person information sessions for applicants to ask questions, raise concerns, and receive clarification about the RFP. Applicants are highly encouraged but not required to attend the pre-proposal conference. Those who do attend should review the RFP prior to attending. The live information sessions will be conducted at the following dates, times, and locations:

Downloads:

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