New Funding Opportunity: Community Driven Behavioral Health in King County

A new funding opportunity is available from the MIDD Behavioral Health Sales Tax Fund for creative, innovative, and culturally and linguistically responsive approaches to increasing awareness and access to behavioral health services, building communities of support, and promoting life and wellness assets within BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in King County.

Funding opportunity: Afghan Resettlement Capacity Building Mini-Grants

Last month,King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a set of investments to support Afghan refugees arriving in King County. King County is investing $500,000 to support emerging needs and ease capacity constraints of community-based organizations and collaborating with community partners to provide temporary housing at a recently purchased hotel, along with language supports and community…

The Social Connection Project: combating social isolation among seniors

The original version of this blog was posted on Agewise King County. The Greenwood Senior Center, a Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) funded Senior Hub recently launched a project called the Social Connection Project. The project aims to increase social connection among older adults, spurred by statistics on the negative health impacts of social isolation.…

Use of Self-attestations will be the key to faster EPRAP payments

The Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) has now paid $49.8 million in rent assistance since January 2021, including last week’s $3.4 million in assistance. 2021 totals so far are in addition to more than $37 million paid in 2020. Payments in 2021 have been made to landlords in the form of both advances…

Mapping prevention: lifting up transformative approaches to domestic and sexual violence prevention

The Mapping Prevention 2020 report is here! What is mapping prevention? With funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence (CEGV) led a project to engage people across King County to better understand how communities can prevent domestic, sexual and family violence outside of systems of policing and punishment. Mapping Prevention 2020,…

EPRAP staff and community teams making the difference as weekly funding to support local households continues to increase

King County’s Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) continues to build momentum as new County staff action teams join EPRAP community-based providers in working one-on-one with local households and landlords to accelerate rent payments to support COVID-impacted individuals and families across King County. EPRAP also increased advance payments to large landlords and property owners last week while staff continue to work with them to complete the process…