New Funding Opportunity: $1.3M for Emerging Issues in Behavioral Health

We are excited to share that the Emerging Issues in Behavioral Health Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open! To be eligible to submit a proposal, proposers must submit a mandatory Letter of Intent in ZoomGrants by 2:00 p.m. on September 30, 2022. The most competitive proposers will then be invited to submit a full proposal.

Click here to view the full funding opportunity details and to apply.

The Emerging Issues in Behavioral Health RFP seeks to address new or evolving behavioral health needs in King County that are not currently being addressed by other funding sources, including MIDD’s portfolio of initiatives, by supporting awarded organizations to design and implement programming.

Pending approval of the 2023-24 Biennial Budget, $1,300,000 in funding will be made available for short-term projects with a start date of January 2023. Proposers may request up to $200,000 per year, for up to two years, for a total of $400,000. King County DCHS intends to award multiple awards as a result of this RFP.

Successful proposals will include a well-defined and researched assessment of the emerging behavioral health issue, show current gaps and their burden, and articulate any resulting health inequities. They will also identify existing MIDD initiatives that may be aligned.

This RFP is funded by King County’s MIDD Behavioral Health Sales Tax, a county-wide 0.1% sales tax that specifically supports programs and services for people living with or at risk of behavioral health conditions.

Free grant application help is available

Grant Application Consulting for proposal development is available for free for community-based organizations. Services include help with grant writing, technical assistance, and capacity building. While this support is available to all, the main purpose is to eliminate linguistic, cultural, and other barriers that might prevent organizations from seeking government funding.

DCHS’s Grant Application Consultants offer a wide range of skills, areas of expertise, and language abilities.

  • Assist in determining appropriate fit between your proposal and the RFx
  • Provide guidance on how best to answer questions
  • Support application review, including editing and budget review.

This service is being offered at no cost to applicants, and is available in multiple languages, including Spanish, Keswahili, Japanese, Wolof, French, Danish.

Applicants can request Grant Application consulting HERE.

Application details

Available funding: $1,300,000 total in MIDD funding

Questions: Andria Howerton,

(Mandatory) Letter of Intent due: September 30, 2022, by 2:00 p.m., via Zoomgrants

Applications due: November 15, 2022, by 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time

RFP timeline

RFP ReleaseSeptember 15, 2022
Letters of Intent DueSeptember 30, 2022 by 2:00 p.m.
Letter of Intent ResponseOctober 7, 2022
Bidder’s ConferenceOctober 12, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Final day to submit questions via ZoomGrantsNovember 4, 2022
Proposal dueNovember 15, 2022 by 2:00 p.m.
Responses reviewedNovember 16, 2022 – December 6, 2022
Notification of selected and non-selected ProposalsDecember 21, 2022
Anticipated program/contract start dateJanuary 15, 2023