The Department of Community and Human Services is pleased to release a Request For Proposals (RFP) with up to $50,000 in funding to provide services to immigrant and refugee families in Kent. This is a six-month grant between July 1 – December 31, 2022.
As our region continues to respond to and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, this RFP seeks a community-based organization (CBO) to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate social services to immigrant and refugee families, youth, and children in Kent. This RFP will support programs that provide access to healthy food and promote youth development, early learning, and health and wellness.
Applicants to this RFP should propose a program model that includes a combination of the following:
- Provide culturally and linguistically attuned public health and vaccine information.
- Offer culturally appropriate food assistance, such as stocking foodbanks with foods that are healthy and culturally appropriate for immigrant and refugee families in Kent.
- Distribute baby essentials such as diapers, baby wipes, formula and baby food.
- Culturally and linguistically competent staff. Staff should have community relationships and experience that allow them to provide these services.
The request is open to nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations and public or governmental agencies serving communities in King County. Small non-profits and community-based organizations are encouraged to submit a proposal. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to serve immigrant and refugee families in Kent (please refer to the RFP document on ZoomGrants for full list of eligibility criteria).
DCHS will be hosting a virtual info session for this RFP on April 13, 2022 from 3:00-4:00 pm PST. You can access at this zoom link: https://kingcounty.zoom.us/j/83293081647
How to apply
Apply to this RFP through the ZoomGrants link: https://www.zoomgrants.com/zgf/kentsocialservices Deadline to apply is May 5, 2022 by 2:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact Procurement Lead Libby Brockman by email at Libby.Brockman@kingcounty.gov