The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals to deliver evidence-based intervention services to youth ages 10-24 at “high risk” to perpetrate and/or be victims of firearm violence and who reside in areas with high rates of firearm violence.
Donor Name: Washington State Department of Commerce
County: Yakima County (WA) and King County (WA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $1,500,000
Grant Duration: 1 year
The focus of this solicitation is on community firearm violence defined as interpersonal firearm violence, specifically homicide and assault, and both fatal and nonfatal injuries. For this purpose, community fire arm violence does not include suicide by firearm, firearm involved domestic violence, or an officer-involved shooting. COMMERCE’S goal is to reduce the number and impacts of youth-involved shootings, homicides, and firearm-related crime within the communities of focus.
Objectives and Scope of Work
Proposals must include or address the criteria listed below to be considered responsive and to be evaluated. Proposals will be considered that meet all of the following criteria:
- Deliver evidence-based intervention and prevention programming and services (EBP) demonstrated to be effective through rigorous empirical research instead of anecdotal, personal, or professional experiences and impressions. Proposals must implement one of the following EBP models:
- Group violence intervention
- Hospital-based violence intervention
- Violence interrupters
- Outreach programs
- Deliver EBP in Burien, Everett, Fife, Kent, Kennewick, Lakewood, Moses Lake, Renton, SeaTac, Spokane, Sunnyside, Tacoma, Toppenish, and/or Yakima. To best meet legislative intent, proposals submitted under this RFP that provide service in Yakima County, south King County, Federal Way, or Tacoma are encouraged.
- Demonstrate collaboration among local agencies (including law enforcement), organizations and community leaders; and
- Include an intent and budget to allow for participation in training, technical assistance and consultation, and an evaluation process using services and consultants provided by COMMERCE.
- COMMERCE has budgeted an amount not to exceed $1,500,000 for this project. Proposals in excess of $400,000 will be considered non-responsive and will not be evaluated.
- The period of performance of any contract resulting from this RFP is tentatively scheduled to begin on or about August 16, 2022, and to end on June 30, 2023.
To meet the minimum qualifications for this RFP an Applicant must:
- Be licensed to do business in the State of Washington or submit a statement of commitment that it will become licensed in Washington within thirty (30) calendar days of being selected as an Apparently Successful Contractor; and
- Be any of the following:
- Local or tribal government agency (e.g., law enforcement, criminal justice, and/or human services agencies); or
- Non-governmental community-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, including hospitals.
- For-profit businesses and organizations are NOT eligible applicants. Proposals that do not clearly meet or exceed all minimum qualifications listed above will be considered non-responsive and will not be evaluated.
For more information, visit WSDC.