New PSTAA Funding Opportunity: Seeking Consultants to Provide Technical Assistance to Organizations and Partnerships – Proposals due August 20

King County Promise, an initiative led in partnership with the Department of Community and Human Services’ (DCHS) Children, Youth and Young Adults Division (CYYAD) and the Puget Sound College and Career Network (PSCCN) King County Promise’s System Supporting Organization, is planning to launch the first round of Request for Proposals for Promise Partnership sites in fall 2021. More information on these funding opportunities will be coming soon.

In advance of the RFP for Promise Partnership Sites, DCHS and PSCCN are now accepting proposals from qualified consultants who are interested in providing technical assistance to organizations interested in applying for the fall 2021 partnership investments.

King County Promise is a public-private partnership based on the national College Promise model and receiving initial funding as part of DCHS’ Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA) investment portfolio, an initiative adapted locally by education partners and community members across King County through a three-year collaborative design process led by PSCCN. King County Promise aims to support young people furthest from educational justice to access and complete postsecondary pathways of their choice, and strengthen their future earning potential by increasing advising capacity and system partnerships that increase equity in college access and success and create alignment between school districts, postsecondary institutions, and community-based organizations. 

To learn more about the King County Promise Model, visit the PSCCN website at

Funding Opportunity Overview 

DCHS CYYAD is pleased to release this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to procure up to 5 qualified consultants to support CYYAD and PSCCN by providing as-needed technical assistance to organizations interested in applying for King County Promise Partnership funding from DCHS’ PSTAA investments in fall 2021. The awarded proposers identified through this RFQ will provide technical assistance to these proposers tentatively in October and November 2021 and will be required to participate and complete project onboarding in September 2021. 

Application Details 

Available funding: Up to $49,999 in funding is estimated to be available for this investment. Successful proposers will be reimbursed for their services at a rate of $150 per hour, except for travel hours which will be reimbursed at a rate of $75 per hour (including time and mileage). The successful proposers will be awarded a contract for a maximum number of hours based on their availability as outlined in their proposal, however there is no guarantee of a minimum or maximum amount of work.  

Investment Period: Funds will be available from September –December 2021 to coincide with the deliverables provided under this RFQ.

Application Details and How to Submit Proposals: View the attached RFQ below for application instructions.

Questions: Please contact Alex Clark at 

Applications due: Submit proposals via email to by August 20, 2021 by 2:00 PM.

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