Now Accepting Proposals to Distribute and Deliver Diapers Across King County

RFP Release date: 1/20/22

Happy toddler in pink shirt and black pigtails pulling their diaper up.

Deadline to apply: March 3, 2022

I. RFP Overview

The King County Department of Community and Health Services (DCHS) is pleased to release this Request for Proposal (RFP) for Diaper Delivery.

As families in King County continue to confront economic hardships prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, this RFP seeks community-based organizations (CBOs) to provide diaper access and distribution to families and CBOs throughout King County.

Many families across the county are turning to diaper banks to meet basic needs because of pandemic-related job losses. The pandemic required unprecedented measures, such as limitations on travel outside the home, business closures, social distancing, and increased safety precautions. For many families, these measures lead to decreased income and drains on resources.

For families, one of those essential needs is diapers and the goal of this RFP is to alleviate that need for families impacted by COVID-19 by increasing diaper distribution across all regions of King County.

The RFP aligns with the County’s goal to ensure all people, regardless of who they are, or where they live, can thrive, with full and equal access to opportunities, power, and resources.

View important details, and apply for the RFP, on ZoomGrants at the link:

II. The Request

DCHS/DDECSD is requesting proposals from organizations with capacity to:

  1. Obtain and distribute diapers to families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and response.
  2. Partner with CBOs who can distribute diapers to their clients who have been impacted by the COVID-10 pandemic.

Diapers will need to be delivered to families in need by December 31, 2022.

III. Focus Populations

This project will serve families in need of diaper assistance due to the economic impact of COVID-19.

Applicants are encouraged to address those historically disadvantaged communities that have been disproportionately impacted by inequities and discrimination in order to respond to the disproportionate health and economic impacts by the COVID-19 pandemic.

DCHS is committed to directly addressing regional, racial, and economic disparities in King County and addressing the systems that create these disparities. Successful proposer(s) are encouraged to plan geographic distribution throughout the county through an ESJ lens.

IV. Funding Amount, RFP Priorities, and Eligibility

Through this RFP process, DCHS intends to award contracts to one or more successful proposer(s), totaling no more than $400,000.

This RFP is open to nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations and public or governmental agencies serving communities in King County who have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Small nonprofits and community-based organizations are encouraged to submit proposals.

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications/eligibility criteria:

  1. Demonstrated understanding of diaper needs in King County.
  2. Experience procuring diapers at a large scale.
  3. Ability to purchase and store diapers for distribution. This may include access to warehouses and equipment for safely moving large quantities of diapers (i.e., lifts, pallets, safety equipment, etc).
  4. Experience distributing diapers to families or connections to CBOs who directly support families with basic needs, such as food banks, schools, or community centers. 

See RFP for further details on funding and eligibility.

V. Timeline

RFP ReleaseJanuary 20, 2022
Pre-Proposal Conference
A virtual information session to discuss questions related to this RFP.  
Join by Zoom: 
Link: Meeting ID: 822 0593 7883 Passcode: 705331   Join by phone: Phone #: (253) -215-8782   The Pre-Proposal Conference will be recorded and posted to the ZoomGrants website. This will be a remote session with speech to text captioning provided. For accommodations to participate, please contact the Procurement Lead by January 27, 2022.  
February 2, 2022 1:00-2:00pm
Final day to submit questions via ZoomGrantsFebruary 17, 2022

Proposal dueMarch 3, 2022 by 2:00 p.m.
Responses reviewedMarch 7, 2022 through March 15, 2022
Interviews with Proposer(s) (if applicable) King County reserves the right to conduct interviews as needed to make award determinations.March 2022
Notification of selected and non-selected Proposer(s).April 2022
Anticipated program/contract start dateMay 2022

VI. How to Apply, Important RFP Details, and Questions

Apply for the RFP, and read more important RFP details on ZoomGrants at this link:

There will be one pre-proposal webinar session on Wednesday, February 2nd from 1:00-2:00pm.

Join by Zoom: 

Meeting ID: 822 0593 7883

Passcode: 705331

Join by phone: Phone #: (253) -215-8782

Questions? Contact Libby Brockman, RFP Lead, at, or by phone at (206)-477-9028