New funding for Community Driven Behavioral Health in King County

Nationally, the current health system creates barriers that challenge providers and payers in providing whole person care and improving population health. According to the King County Community Health Needs Assessment 2018/2019, “People of color and low- income residents are at disproportionate risk of being uninsured and having poor health and social outcomes". Many health and…

Student Veteran Child Care Pilot: A new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

Student veterans stand at a critical juncture in their transitions from military service to civilian life. Because they often come to college and universities later in life, it is not unusual for these student veterans – particularly women student veterans - to have young children who require care while parents attend classes, study or work part…

Caregiver Respite for Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities: A new VSHSL funding opportunity

Parents, friends and family of children and adults with disabilities are often called upon to do the essential but difficult work providing unpaid care for a loved one. In King County, currently 70 percent of people living with a disability reside with a family caregiver, and 23 percent of those family caregivers are themselves older…

Understand Community Priorities: A new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

The King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) has set aside funds to commission community-led research that provides King County an assessment of strengths, barriers and needs of geographic, cultural or experiential communities in King County. A new funding opportunity is available from the VSHSL to support persons, tribes and/or community-based organizations to develop, conduct, and…

Remote Access from Rural Food Banks Pilot: a new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

Geography, traffic, limited mobility, limited access to transportation, limited resources, and complex or confusing systems can challenge an individual's ability to seek and receive the housing, financial, social, or health services they need to thrive. Food banks are important gathering points in which diverse groups of persons of whom the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) can help are…

Digital equity for adults with barriers to access and services: A new funding opportunity

A new King County funding opportunity is available for organizations to help provide digital access through technology, internet connectivity, and/or digital literacy support to adults who are seniors, limited-English proficient, unemployed, or experiencing homelessness and who face barriers to accessing digital services. Ensuring equal access to the Internet for all residents, regardless of age, income,…