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King County, WA

DCHS - VSHSL Caregiver Community Building for Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities RFP
CLOSED  Deadline  3/9/2020
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Description  [hide this]

About: The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to release this Request for Proposal for Caregiver Community Building for Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities with funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services (VSHSL) and guidance from the VSHSL Implementation Plan.

This social engagement strategy (VSHSL Strategy SE 2A) seeks to increase the number of caregivers who can sustain health and social engagement while providing unpaid care to loved ones.

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. Government benefits or financial assistance provided directly to a person for being a caregiver are not considered pay within this definition. This strategy funds programs that can recognize caregivers’ unique strengths and burdens, help combat isolation among caregivers, and offer brief but invaluable respite that is necessary for caregiving to be sustainable long-term.

Acknowledging the unique and long-term needs of persons with disabilities and their caregivers, the goal of this strategy is to increase the number of caregivers who can sustain health and community while providing unpaid care to loved ones.

Successful proposals will promote the inclusion, equitable access, advocacy and self-determination of persons with disabilities and their caregivers. This RFP is designed to allow applicants to identify what opportunities for community building are needed and encourages creative and broad solutions. Successful proposals will therefore promote flexibility in order to meet the self-identified needs of caregivers and persons with disabilities. Funded programming will also address the root causes of inequitable access to resources and information and will center and amplify the experiences of marginalized communities. The funding is open to, and encourages supports for, persons with disabilities of all kinds.

Successful applicants will provide programming to support community building for caregivers of persons with disabilities by addressing the following: community building activitities and transportation and accessability needs. 

Please refer to the Library tab for the full RFP and associated attachments.

Available Funding: Up to $998,300 in Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy funds

Investment Period: May 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2023 (subject to change)

Bidders Conference:
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, 1 - 2 p.m.   
King County Chinook Building, Room #115 
401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Join by Skype Join by phone: 206-263-8114, Conference ID: 9568917

The meeting room at the King County Chinook Building is wheelchair-accessible. If you need any other accommodations to participate in the bidders conference, please use the Contact Admin tab to put in your request by February 5, 2020.

Questions: Submit questions through the Contact Admin tab. Final day to submit questions is Feb. 28, 2019.

Proposals Due: Proposals must be submitted through ZoomGrants no later than 11:59 p.m. on Mar 9, 2020.

Notifcation of Award Decisions: April 2020

Anticipated Contract Start Date (subject to change): May 1, 2020

The dates listed above are subject to change. The full RFP and associated attachments are available for download under the Library tab. Applicants are advised to review these documents in their entirety for guidance on the purpose, requested program models, application questions and deadlines. Applicants are responsible for regularly checking ZoomGrants for any updates, clarifications, or amendments that may be uploaded.


Eligibility  [hide this]

This request is open to nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations and public or governmental agencies serving communities in King County. Small nonprofits, people of color-led organizations, Native and Indigenous community-led organizations, organizations led by LGBTQ+ leaders serving LGBTQ+ communities, other culturally specific organizations and small community-based organizations are encouraged to submit proposals. 

Eligible applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Currently serve or meaningfully engage with persons with disabilities and their caregivers in King County or have a clear plan to build capacity to provide the eligible services outlined in the scope of work.
  • Currently provide, or have a willingness to provide, culturally-specific supports or meaningfully partner with culturally-specific providers or equivalent community-based entities.


Application Requirements  [hide this]

Please submit your proposal via ZoomGrants. Complete proposals must include the following:

  • Responses to Summary Questions (See Attachment A for reference)
  • Responses to Narrative Questions (See Attachment B for reference)
  • Completed and uploaded Budget (See Attachment C for reference)


Library  [hide this]
DescriptionFile NameDate UploadedFile Type
VSHSL SE 2A Caregiver Community Building for Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities RFP VSHSLSE2A-CaregiverCommunityBuilding-RFP.docx 1/29/2020 12:43:14 PM DOCX
Attachment A - Summary Questions Attachment-A_Summary-Questions.docx 1/29/2020 12:43:23 PM DOCX
Attachment B - Narrative Questions Attachment-B_Narrative-Questions.docx 1/29/2020 12:43:30 PM DOCX
Attachment C - Budget Attachment-C_Budget.xlsx 1/29/2020 12:43:37 PM XLSX
Attachment D - Technical Assistance Attachment-D_Technical-Assistance.docx 1/29/2020 12:43:46 PM DOCX
Attachment E - King County DCHS 2019-2020 Services Boilerplate Attachment-E_King-County-DCHS-2019-2020-Services-Boilerplate.pdf 1/29/2020 12:43:56 PM PDF
Attachment F - General Terms Attachment-F_General-Terms.docx 1/29/2020 12:44:06 PM DOCX
FAQ Bidders Conference 2.12.20 SE2A-QuestionandAnswer-BiddersConference2122020.docx 2/14/2020 11:35:54 AM DOCX
SE 2A Bidders Conference 2.12.20 LINK 2/14/2020 3:11:06 PM LINK
FAQ as of February 20, 2020 SE2A-QuestionandAnswer-21220-22020.docx 2/20/2020 12:12:22 PM DOCX


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