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Grant Opportunities available in December & January

From an email from the office of King County Councilmember Sarah Perry, regarding grant opportunities available in December & January:


Grant and Funding Sources

The following grant opportunities are listed in order of application due date, with the soonest deadline listed first. Any applications that have rolling deadlines are located towards the bottom of the list.


1. Washington Women’s Foundation (WaWF) 2023 Collective Grants

Applications are due Thursday, December 15th. Apply now at this link.

Details: The Washington Women’s Foundation (WaWF) announced their priorities for the 2023 Collective Grants! As year two of their two-year grantmaking cycle, the funding themes for the 2023 Collective Grants are: 1) Climate & Agricultural Justice; 2) Education; 3) Healthcare. If you are an organization involved in any of these areas of work, make sure to apply for this opportunity.

For more details, please visit the grant website here, or if you have questions, please email info@wawomensfdn.org.


2. Help Me Grow RFP

Applications are due Thursday, December 15th at 2PM. Apply now at this link.

Details: The Help Me Grow King County (HMGKC) strategy is based on Help Me Grow, a national model designed to support families and their children by connecting them to what they need, when and how they need it. Best Starts for Kids is seeking proposals from organizations to partner with organizations investing in Early (prenatal to five years old) strategies. There is approximately $5 million available in this RFP.

For more details, please visit the grant website here, or if you have questions, please email Phillip Thompson, at phithompson@kingcounty.gov.


3. Letter of Interest for Best Starts Capital Funding

Letters of Intent are due Monday, December 19th at 2PM. Apply now at this link.

Details: This Best Starts Capital Program will provide funding to support equitable, community-driven developments that provide resources to low-income families and communities of color. These developments will create a safe place for young people and access to caring adults that offer stimulating expanded learning programs, including high-quality educational or recreational programming for children and young people. There is approximately $11.9 million available in this RFP in two phases.

For more details, please find the full letter of interest details here, or if you have questions, please email Catarina Ratajczak, at Catarina.Ratajczak@kingcounty.gov.


4. Legal Services for Homeless Veterans and Veterans At-Risk for Homelessness Grant

Applications are due Friday, December 30th. Apply now at this link.

Details: The new Legal Services for Homeless Veterans and Veterans At-Risk for Homelessness Grant Program’s purpose is to provide legal services grants to public or non-profit private entities who will provide legal services to eligible Veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. The goal of the Grant Program is to assist homeless and at-risk Veterans who have unaddressed needs for legal services, which may create barriers to housing stability.

For more details, please visit the grant website here, or if you have questions, please call Madolyn Gingell at 239-223-4681.


5. Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program

Applications are accepted through the end of the year. Apply now at this link.

Details: King County and our partners can provide technical assistance and capacity building to community-based organizations and nonprofits receiving federal COVID-19 funding. To provide technical assistance and capacity building, King County has allocated $400,000 through 2022 to contract with organizations and businesses that have the expertise to provide services to potential applicants and grantees.

For more details, please visit the grant website here, or if you have questions, please email esjgrants@kingcounty.gov.


6. Pride Foundation’s Scholarship Program

Applications are due Friday, January 6th at 5PM. Apply now at this link.

Details: This scholarship program supports LGBTQ+ students who are leaders—in their own lives, in their families, in their home communities, in their fields of study, in their workplaces, or in movements for justice. Applicants must be residents of a Northwest state and be pursuing post-secondary education in the coming year.

For more details, please visit the grant website here, or if you have questions, please contact Craig Williams (he/him), Program Operations Manager at craig@pridefoundation.org


7. 2023 Empowering Communities to Deliver and Sustain Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs

Applications are due Wednesday, January 11th. Apply now at this link.

Details: This funding opportunity is designed for applicants to propose how they will develop capacity for, deliver, and sustain evidence-based self-management education and support programs among older adults and adults with disabilities. There is up to $600,000 available per award.

For more details, please visit the grant website here, or if you have questions, please contact Donna Bethge at Donna.Bethge@acl.hhs.gov.


8. HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Overdose Response Program

Applications are due Thursday, January 19th. Apply now at this link.

Details: The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is an initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD). This funding opportunity will support immediate responses to the opioid crisis in rural areas. Over the course of a one-year period recipients will address immediate needs in rural areas through improving access to, capacity for, and sustainability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services for SUD. There is up to $300,000 available per award.

For more details, please visit the grant website here, or if you have questions, please contact Diana Wang at 301-443-2302 or email ruralopioidresponse@hrsa.gov.


9. HRSA 2023 Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program

Applications are due Thursday, January 19th. Apply now at this link.

Details: The purpose of this program is to increase access to evaluation and services for children with a wide range of developmental and behavioral concerns, including autism. Through this program, fellowship programs will provide post-graduate training (including fellowships), continuing education to practicing providers, and technical assistance to community agencies in this field. HRSA estimates approximately $4,287,000 to be available annually to fund up to 15 recipients.

For more details, please visit the grant website here, or if you have questions, please contact Rita Maldonado at 301-443-3622 or email RMaldonado@hrsa.gov.


10. Working Connections Child Care

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now at this link.

Details: Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) helps eligible families pay for childcare. When a family qualifies for subsidy benefits and chooses a provider, the state pays a portion of the cost of childcare. Parents may be responsible for a copayment to their provider each month. Families experiencing homelessness may be approved for up to 12 months to help resolve issues surrounding homelessness.

For more details, please visit the grant website here, or if you have questions, please email providerhelp@dcyf.wa.gov or call 1-800-394-4571.


11. US Affordable Connectivity Program

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now at this link.

Details: The Affordable Connectivity Program is a US Government program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.

For more details, please visit the grant website here.


12. Emergency and Unforeseen Funds

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now at this link.

Details: 4Culture's Emergency and Unforeseen grants meet a wide variety of unexpected facility needs for cultural organizations, and their funds are available for actual costs incurred to repair or renovate cultural spaces.

For more details, please visit the grant website here, or if you have questions, please email Dana Phelan at dana.phelan@4culture.org.


13. Open 4Culture Funds

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now at this link.

Details: Through this grant -- which has no deadline -- 4Culture awards amounts up to $1,500 to cultural doers serving underserved populations across the county. Artists and arts groups operating outside of Seattle and those working in Heritage and Preservation anywhere in King County may apply.

For more details, please visit the program website here, or if you have questions, please email Melissa Newbill at melissa.newbill@4culture.org


14. King County Child Care Financial Assistance Program

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now at this link.

Details: King County has allocated $7 million of its federal ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding to support King County families with the cost of their child care. Eligible families may receive financial assistance to pay for their child care at eligible providers.

For more details, please visit the grant website here, or if you have questions, please email KingCCFA@childcare.org.


If you have any questions about the grant opportunities, please reach out to our Communications and Community Engagement Manager Osman at osman.salahuddin@kingcounty.gov. The deadlines for all of these opportunities vary, but they are all due between now and the end of January. We will be sharing more opportunities in the coming months as they arise!


All the best,

Sarah Perry King County Council District 3

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