New funding opportunity to build or expand child care facilities due Nov. 16

The Department of Community and Human Services  is excited to share a new funding opportunity to support the construction of new center-based child care facilities or the expansion of existing facilities. Applications for the Request for Proposals (RFP) posted by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. are due Nov. 16. 

Apply here! 

This RFP is aimed at expanding and strengthening the early learning system in King County and funding is available through the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA) General Child Care Facilities Fund.  

Applicants may apply for predevelopment funding, renovation funds for existing facilities, or construction funding for new facilities. All projects must be located within King County.   

An Informational Webinar will take place on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 10AM PST. Register here!  

Proposals are due on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 8:59pm PST. Learn more and access the full RFP materials here.  

PSTAA expands and strengthens equitable supports for youth in our region. As directed by the King County Council, PSTAA funds support investments for early learning facilities, K-12 community-based supports, as well as college, career, and technical education. 

PSTAA was created as an amendment to the 2015 State Transportation Revenue Package by the Washington State Legislature and directs that Sound Transit 3-related funds be used to improve educational outcomes. To learn more about PSTAA legislation and the community engagement process, check out the King County Council PSTAA web page.