grant opportunities 


Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant

Seattle Public Utilities is now accepting applications for our new Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant, which funds community projects focused on waste prevention. Waste prevention means creating less waste by buying and using less, reusing items, and sharing or donating items so others can use them. By working together as a community to prevent waste, we can help the environment, protect public health, build community, and save money.

Grant program objectives:

  • Support community leadership and innovation around waste prevention
  • Increase community access to waste prevention benefits and opportunities
  • Reduce the amount of materials going to waste in Seattle

In addition to preventing waste, projects must do ONE or more of the following:

  • Be innovative: test or expand on new approaches or technologies
  • Engage one or more of the following communities: communities of color, immigrants, refugees, low-income, people with disabilities, seniors, young adults, youth, children, and/or small businesses
  • Help communities in need: such as providing free or low-cost resources or job training to homeless or low-income communities

Application Deadline: February 23, 2018 (applications may be submitted in-language and in print or video format). Funding Amount: $2,000 – $15,000 per grant award. Match Requirement: 50% of grant award (in-kind or cash). Please visit our website at for more details about the grant program.


Best Starts Child Care Health Consultation Service Delivery RFP is open for applications!

Applications are due February 28. As part of their prenatal to age five investments, Best Starts for Kids will fund a range of Child Care Health Consultation services to be delivered by community-based organizations and agencies across geography, diversity of community, and types of child care so that they can leverage these communities’ strengths to meet the range of needs in the County. Best Starts will support programs based on a public health Child Care Health Consultation model, as well as community-informed pilot programs. Click HERE to learn more about the RFP. 


Aging and Disability Services Division of the Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking Legal Services Applications.

Approximately $191,232 is available from Title III-B of the Older Americans Act. This RFQ is the first step in a two-step procurement process for the selection of one agency to provide Legal Services. HSD may issue a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) should more than one party be found to be pre-qualified through this process. Only those parties who respond to the RFQ, and are pre-qualified through this process, are eligible to apply to a future Legal Services RFP.

Potential applicants may ask questions from February 2 - 21 (noon). The submission deadline for this RFQ is Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by 12pm (noon). More information about the applications can be found on HSD’s Funding Opportunities webpage


Child Care Health Consultation Systems Development RFP Open for Applications

The second of two Child Care Health Consultation RFPs is now open! This RFP is for Child Care Health Consultation Systems Development. Applications are due by March 14, 2018. Best Starts will partner with one lead organization for systems development work. Learn more on the Best Starts blog. 


Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) funding opportunity to support School Walk Zone Improvements.

The funding opportunity is designed to allow flexibility for local agencies or groups to work to increase the number of children walking or biking to school. Two webinars are scheduled to discuss the application, one on February 7, 2018, and the second on March 7, 2018. Contact Scott Waller, Program Manager, (360) 726-9885,, if you have any questions about this funding opportunity. Applications for this funding will be submitted through a SurveyMonkey form available at The deadline for applications is March 30, 2018, at 5pm.


Communities of Opportunity RFP

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will soon be release and they are expanding investments with funding available for Community partnerships in geographic communities and in cultural communities.

Announcement for RFPs will be made through the Best Starts for Kids blog and in Funding Notices from King County. More information is also available on the COO website.


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(HKCC and PARTNER organizations)

Seattle Children's: Program Coordinator II - Community Health & Advocacy

HealthierHere: Project Manager, Data Analytics Manager, and Director of Clinical Transformation

The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW): Training Coordinator (PT)

SHAG: Resident Services Coordinator

Group Health foundation: Director, Advocacy and Public Policy

Northwest Immigrants Rights Project: Development Director

Bellwether Housing: Resident Services Coordinator

Communities of Opportunity: Administrative Specialist III

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS): Executive Director and other positions

Puget Sound Sage: Operations Manager

JustLead Washington: Director of Equity & Community Partnership

FEEST: Youth Organizer and Communications & Development Associate

Solid Ground: Anti-Racism Initiative Manager and other open positions


Other positions may be viewed on LinkedIn

Organization positions are posted for a 3-week interval unless extended posting is requested.

Other Opportunities

Auburn School District: Health Standards Advisory Committee Members