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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.

Funding opportunities

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Community Partnerships: Place-based and Cultural Communities

To improve community conditions in health and well-being by investing in geographic places and cultural communities. Investments will support community partnerships across organizations and sectors to develop a shared agenda and implement projects that contribute to better health, safe and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and stronger community connections among its community members.

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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.

One COO strategy focuses on investing in geographic areas with inequities in health and well-being outcomes (place-based funding). This map identifies the geographic areas that are eligible for COO place-based funding.

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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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