Current Opportunities

Although we don’t follow a regular funding cycle, we periodically make targeted grants across the state to test and learn from promising practices. Here is what we are funding currently:

New Statewide Funding Opportunities through Washington Youth & Families Fund

See overview below. 
Proposals due to Building Changes on Friday, September 20, 2019

Guidelines:
pdfRFP for Families 
pdfRFP for Youth and Young Adults

Application Materials:
docxFamilies Application 
docxYouth and Young Adults Application 
xlsxBudget Worksheet

There will be two online Q&A sessions for interested applicants on Wednesday, August 21. To participate, please register using these links: 

RFP for Families Q&A Session: 10:30 am-12:00 pm
RFP for Youth & Young Adults Q&A Session: 2:30-4:00 pm

Submit questions in advance to . 
FAQ documents will be posted to this page on Monday, August 26.


Overview

Approximately $3 million is available to social service providers, local tribes and/or community centers in Washington State outside of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties to support families and youth and young adults.

Culturally Specific Organizations or smaller organizations led and staffed by persons of color that primarily serve communities of color are encouraged to apply. Those interested in implementing the models outlined in our Request for Proposals are encouraged to apply, even if not currently delivering homeless and housing services. If selected as a grantee, Building Changes will provide training and technical assistance.

We will allocate up to $1,520,000 to be used for up to three years to test innovative strategies identified by the community that can complement, strengthen, and adapt Rapid Re-Housing to better serve high-barrier families, by providing flexible assistance and culturally enhanced services.

We will allocate up to $1,520,000 to be used for up to three years to test Critical Transition Coaching as an innovative strategy that ensures no youth or young adult is discharged from a public facility into homelessness.

Questions?

Potential applicants are welcome and encouraged to ask questions about WYFF and this application process. Contact Klarissa Monteros, Senior Manager, Grantmaking & Technical Assistance, 206.805.6135.


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