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,…

Now Accepting Request for Proposals (RFP) Applications for Community Information, Outreach and Referral (CIOR) Services.

https://videopress.com/v/cqOPzopy?preloadContent=metadata Now Accepting Request for Proposals (RFP) Applications from the King County Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division (DDECSD) for Community Information, Outreach and Referral (CIOR) Services. If you need accommodations to apply, please contact Jim Ott at jim.ott@kingcounty.gov. Please allow enough time to make accommodation arrangements before the RFP closing date. RFP Deadline…

Kinship Care Supports: A new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

Relative kinship caregivers, approximately half of whom are seniors, face many challenges and have limited access to resources and services. Older adult kinship caregivers are tasked with caring for children at a stage in life when they may not have been prepared to become caregivers. Due to the nature of out-of-home placement of children in…

Reentry Spanning Supports: A new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

In February 2020, the average daily population of individuals incarcerated in the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention was 2,130. People released from incarceration face social, economic, institutional, and community-based collateral consequences which include barriers to employment, barriers to accessing government benefits, difficulty accessing food, clothes, bus passes and other basic needs, difficulty accessing housing,…

COVID-19 Community Response Fund

On March 10, 2020, the King County Council approved a suite of emergency legislation proposed by King County Executive Dow Constantine to aid in the county’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The final package included $1 million for the Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ) to provide flexible resources for engagement and outreach to populations…

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Welcome to Cultivating Connections

The Department of Community and Human Services serves King County residents through an incredible network of providers and communities. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce our blog as a way to better connect our network. We’ll share information about the incredible work that teams of County and Provider staff do every day to support,…