Apply by July 10! RFP Opportunity: KCICN Training Academy Funding for Training Organizations 

The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is excited to announce a Request for Proposal (RFP) opportunity. Up to $1.3 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds is available to develop new training resources for behavioral health care providers within the King County Integrated Care Network (KCICN)

The KCICN is a first-of-its-kind partnership between King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) and community-based agencies that provide access to behavioral health services for King County residents who are eligible for Medicaid and have a significant behavioral health condition, ensuring that residents have access to comprehensive care regardless of their managed care plans.

We invite training organizations to apply for the KCICN Training Academy Fund. Selected organizations will have the unique opportunity to create several training resources that will be offered free of cost to agencies and staff within the KCICN. This initiative aims to support the training and stabilization of the KCICN workforce. 

To review the opportunity and to apply please visit

Training areas for which organizations can bid include: 

  • 1. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 
  • 2. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) 
  • 3. Behavioral Health Clinical Core Competencies 
  • 4. Behavioral Health Management Academy 

These training programs will serve the dual purpose of providing staff with the necessary skills for their work and fostering their confidence and competence. In turn, this is expected to alleviate stress and improve staff retention. The curriculum will incorporate roles for case managers, Bachelor’s level clinicians, and peer support specialists, prioritizing staff with more advanced degrees to work at the top of their scope of practice. 

The curriculum and final training will be developed in collaboration with King County staff and network providers. A final output/product, inclusive of a sustainability plan with ongoing minimal cost, will be created to ensure the continued ability to train the behavioral health workforce in these areas. 

We encourage all interested training organizations to consider this opportunity to make a significant contribution to our community’s health and wellbeing. 

Apply by July 10, 2023

For full RFP details and to apply, visit ZoomGrants:

RFP Timeline

RFP release: June 5, 2023

Applicant’s Conference: June 22, 2023 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Final Day to Submit Questions:  June 30, 2023, 5:00 PM (PST)

Proposals Due: July 10, 2023 by 2:00 PM (PST)

Responses Reviewed:  July 14, 2023 – July 28, 2023

Interviews Scheduled: August 3 & 8, 2023

Award Announcement September 1, 2023


For any questions, please email