Public Notice
Kittitas County, Ellensburg, WA

Notice of request for proposal for grant application

Beginning September 1, 2023, nonprofit organizations, tribes, government agencies, and private businesses serving Kittitas County may apply online for funding through the 1/10th of 1% Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Tax. This tax is governed by RCW 82.14.460 Sales and use tax for chemical dependency or mental health treatment services or therapeutic courts.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
This Kittitas County Request for Proposals (RFP) is for new or expanded services and programs in Kittitas County to support youth, veterans, the justice involved, and those at high risk of suicide. Projects should be innovative, evidence-based, or promising in the areas of behavioral health disorders prevention, treatment, and recovery—with a priority focus on prevention. Projects should produce a mix of short-term tangible results and long-term systemic change.

APPLICATION DUE DATE
Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2023. 

FUNDING AVAILABLE
For this funding cycle, approximately $2 million is available from the Kittitas County 1/10th of 1% Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Sales Tax. The final amounts awarded will be decided by the Kittitas County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). Amounts of future grant cycles will differ. Grants are for two years. Applicants may request grants ranging from $20,000 to $400,000 per two-year project.

PROJECT TIMELINE & FUNDS DISBURSEMENT
Projects for this RFP cycle will begin January 2024 with the first invoice due for reimbursement by the 20th of the following month. Funds are distributed via monthly reimbursement. Invoicing and reporting instructions will be sent to successful applicants during the contracting process.

QUESTIONS
Email questions to the 1/10th of 1% Board Clerk by September 11, 2023: behavioralhealth@co.kittitas.wa.us. Answers will be published on the 1/10th of 1% Board webpage (link below) by 5 p.m. on September 18, 2023.

ONLINE APPLICATION
Between September 1 and October 9, 2023, the online application and additional information, including FAQ, can be found here: https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/boards/boards.aspx?board=alcohol-substance-abuse

Beginning September 1, 2023, nonprofit organizations, tribes, government agencies, and private businesses serving Kittitas County may apply online for funding through the 1/10th of 1% Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Tax. This tax is governed by RCW 82.14.460 Sales and use tax for chemical dependency or mental health treatment services or therapeutic courts. This Kittitas County Request for Proposals (RFP) is for new or expanded services and programs in Kittitas County to support youth, veterans, the justice involved, and those at high risk of suicide. Projects should be innovative, evidence-based, or promising in the areas of behavioral health disorders prevention, treatment, and recovery—with a priority focus on prevention. Projects should produce a mix of short-term tangible results and long-term systemic change. Between September 1 and October 9, 2023, the online application and additional information, including FAQ, can be found here: https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/boards/boards.aspx?board=alcohol-substance-abuse. Questions can be sent to behavioralhealth@co.kittitas.wa.us. 

Funding FAQ 276 KB
Goals and Objectives Table 184 KB
RFP Budget Proposal Template 169 KB
RFP Questions Aug 2023 158 KB
RFP Scoring Matrix 157 KB

Published:
Daily Record: 08/31/2023
North Kittitas County Tribune: 08/31/2023
Daily Record: 09/02/2023

Posted: 9/1/2023, Closes: 10/9/2023