grant opportunities


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.


Infant/Early-Childhood & Family Mental Health Landscape Analysis and Strategic Plan RFP

Best Starts for Kids is requesting proposals from research organizations to conduct an Infant/Early-Childhood & Family Mental Health Landscape Analysis and Strategic Plan for King County. Applications are due April 12!

The three-phased cycle of work will include: Landscape Analysis, Strategic Planning, and Implementation. Learn more on the Best Starts for Kids blog


Latino Center for Health Small Grants Program Request for Applications - February 2018

The Latino Center for Health (LCH) at the University of Washington provides leadership
to promote the health and well-being of Latinos in Washington State, regionally and
nationally, across the lifespan. LCH is pleased to announce the availability of small research grants to support collaboration between academic investigators and Latino communities or community based
organizations. Successful applicants will include both an academic investigator and a community partner.

To be considered for this award, we request that you first submit a letter of intent (LOI).
This letter may be submitted by either the researcher or the community organization.
Full applications must be received by April 30, 2018. View detailed information here.


Farmers Market Promotion Program

The purpose of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of, domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. The 2018 FMPP application period closes on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More info can be found here.


Technology Matching Fund

The Technology Matching Fund provides funds for digital equity projects up to $50,000. City dollars are matched by the community's contribution of volunteer labor, materials, professional services, or cash. The deadline to apply is May 7, 2018 and more info can be found here.


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(HKCC and PARTNER organizations)

Children's Alliance: Early Learning Policy Specialist and Early Learning Coalition Manager

Amazon: Sr. Program Manager, Inclusion & Diversity

Mary's Place: Chief Programs Officer, Director of Equity & Training, and Housing Stability Specialist

Children’s Alliance: Oral Health Policy Associate

University of Washington, Department of Health Services: Assistant or Associate Professor of Health PolicyResearch Assistant Professor or Research Associate Professor in Maternal and Child Health, and an Assistant Professor – Health Disparities and Inequities

SHAG: Resident Services Coordinator

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


Other positions may be viewed on LinkedIn

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

Other Opportunities

Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute 2018 Application Period is Now Open - Apply through March 23 (Save $300 with early-bird deadline, March 9)