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RFPs coming soon

We are expanding our investments in collaborative place-based solutions and policy/systems change activities that build on the assets in communities. In September/October of 2017, Communities of Opportunity will release two Request for Proposals (RFPs) for investments to address affordable housing, economic opportunity, community connections and better health. Funding will be available for:

  1. Institutions, systems and policy change, and
  2. Community partnerships in geographic communities and in cultural communities.

Contracts for awarded project will begin in January 2018.

To learn more about the upcoming COO RFPs, sign up to receive Funding Notices from King County. You can also subscribe to the Best Starts for Kids blog and look for more information at the COO website.

Funding opportunities

RFP: Communities of Opportunity (COO) Initiative: Systems and Policy Change

COO is seeking applications for one-time grants to build capacity, inform and guide implementation of specific systems and policies tied to COO results areas. Grantees will also be supported to participate in cohorts to help inform a shared COO Policy Agenda.

RFP: Evaluation of Communities of Opportunity Initiative

COO is seeking an agency/organization to conduct an evaluation of this existing initiative focusing on what extent and in what ways the initiative's cross-cutting strategies strengthened community connections and increased equity in housing, health and economic conditions in King County.

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About Communities of Opportunity

Communities of Opportunity (COO) is investing in community-driven solutions and strategies that affect long-term systems and policy change. The initiative is made up of and governed by a collaborative partnership of leaders from our community, government, and philanthropy who are directing resources to priority communities where the greatest gains in health and well-being will lead change throughout the county.

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