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11/12/18

We wanted to share an important update from Leo Flor,  Director of King County Department of Community and Human Services:

At my last visit to the Alliance, I mentioned I’d soon share an online version of the RFP matrix that I provided in printed copy.  I’m happy to now forward it along.

Best viewed in a non-Internet Explorer browser, the VSHSL online funding tool shows every VSHSL program and lists the quarter in which we expect there to be an RFP for those that will have RFPs.  As we get closer, we’ll refine further and list the dates of community planning sessions, bidders’ conferences, and then actually list the application links.

The team put a ton of work into this, and its going to be a great central place to see what’s going on with the levy as we roll out new programs in 2019.  This also lets us receive feedback from the community on timing of events and make adjustments as we can-as always, please do share thoughts that you may have-for example, we talked about being able to adjust if we unintentionally scheduled an RFP for a DV hotline s

my last visit to the Alliance, I mentioned I’d soon share an online version of the RFP matrix that I provided in printed copy.  I’m happy to now forward it along.

Best viewed in a non-Internet Explorer browser, the VSHSL online funding tool shows every VSHSL program and lists the quarter in which we expect there to be an RFP for those that will have RFPs.  As we get closer, we’ll refine further and list the dates of community planning sessions, bidders’ conferences, and then actually list the application links.

The team put a ton of work into this, and its going to be a great central place to see what’s going on with the levy as we roll out new programs in 2019.  This also lets us receive feedback from the community on timing of events and make adjustments as we can-as always, please do share thoughts that you may have-for example, we talked about being able to adjust if we unintentionally scheduled an RFP for a DV hotline so that it is due in the middle of a big, state-wide DV hotline conference.

About the tool:  

We’re excited to share our interactive Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) funding tool, which features:

– Brief program descriptions for VSHSL strategies and programs
– The VSHSL result area and focus population(s) associated with each program
– Excerpts from the VSHSL Implementation Plan of each program’s concept, rationale and budget allocation
– Procurement status of each program
– Information about any community planning sessions that may be held to shape Requests for Proposals (RFPs) or other competitive procurement processes
– Anticipated procurement dates
– Information about any upcoming bidders conferences
– Links to procurement processes as they become available

Click here to access the tool. For best results, we recommend using a web browser other than Internet Explorer (IE).

To navigate to programs that may interest you and/or your organization, try filtering or sorting by result area, focus population or procurement status.

You can expand records by clicking the double arrows next to a record’s number.

The online tool will be regularly updated with relevant community planning sessions, bidders conferences, open funding solicitations and awards.

To stay connected with VSHSL implementation activities, visit the VSHSL website or sign up to receive alerts about new funding opportunities as they become available.

Introducing Scarlett Aldebot-Green:  I’d also like to e-introduce you all to Scarlett, who is now our Division Director for our veterans, seniors and vulnerable populations work.  Scarlett is fantastic, has been involved with the VSHSL since its inception, and will be a great point of contact for the Alliance on all things VSHSL.  I’ve cc’d Scarlett, and we’ll likely seek time to have her join an Alliance meeting in late winter or early spring to update on the VSHSL.

Thank you, as always, for the Alliance’s partnership-I look forward to continuing to work together!

Sincerely,

Leo Flor
King County Department of Community and Human Services
401 Fifth Ave, Suite 500 | Seattle, WA 98104
leonardo.flor@kingcounty.gov | 206.477.4384

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