Hear community stories from the Best Starts for Kids 2021 Annual Report

This was originally posted on the Best Starts for Kids blog. We are proud to share our 2021 annual report!  Read the full annual report here  In a year that fluctuated between high hopes and continued struggles, strong relationships served as the backbone for communities across King County as we navigated the ongoing dual pandemic…

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Reminder: Request for Proposal – Up to $2M for Culturally Appropriate Behavioral Health Services – Closes July 7

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for Culturally Appropriate Behavioral Health Services will close on July 7, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Up to $2,000,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds is available to build, improve and enhance culturally appropriate behavioral health services to communities in King County who were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.…

VSHSL Summit: recorded trainings and presentations

Last month Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL)-funded providers and the larger human services community gathered for the first-ever VSHSL Summit! Over three days at the Museum of Flight providers shared experiences, engaged in new trainings and made connections with each other. https://vimeo.com/723128525 Demonstration of a physical fitness activity showcasing the Central Area Senior…

Family Child Care Facilities Request for Proposal Round Two Delayed until Fall 2022

The Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division (HHCDD) of King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is delaying the release of the second round of the Family Child Care Facilities Fund (FCCFF) Request for Proposal (RFP), anticipated to release this month. The funding is now scheduled to be released in the Fall of…

DCHS Announces Funding Awards for New Child Care Subsidy Program Launched by King County

The Department of Community and Human Services is pleased to announce awards to five organizations that will help build, administer, and promote the new Best Starts for Kids Child Care Subsidy Program. This investment is meant to ease the costs for families where child care can be inaccessible. Funded partners will work to connect disparate systems,…

King County, City of Seattle partner to provide payments to child care workers, promote retention 

Sheila Ater Capestany, Director of King County's Children, Youth and Young Adult Division and DCHSLead for Best Starts for Kids King County and the City of Seattle announced this week a plan to provide one-time retention payments to eligible child care workers across King County. King County is dedicating $5 million from the Best Starts…