Request for Qualification (RFQ)

Expanded Learning Opportunities


The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is requesting plans from organizations and individuals seeking to provide Expanded Learning Opportunities services to elementary, middle and high schools receiving investments through the voter-approved Families and Education Levy (Levy).

The purpose of this Request for Qualification (RFQ) process is to identify individuals and organizations that meet DEEL standards for providing Levy-funded programs and services. Entities approved through the RFQ process are then eligible to partner with Levy-funded elementary, middle and high schools to deliver Expanded Learning Opportunities services to Levy focus students.

Please note:

  • No funding is awarded as part of the RFQ process, nor is there any guarantee of work to any entity that is successfully approved through this process.
  • Once approved, an individual or organization will remain approved for the duration of the current Levy (through 2019), as long as it continues to achieve Levy outcome and indicator results.
  • An individual or organization must submit a separate RFQ application for approval in other areas (see: College and Career Readiness and Planning, Social Emotional Behavioral and Family Support)
Application available: Available now
Application deadline: Rolling, please submit application when complete
Notifications: Within one month* of submitting application
*Note: Dates following the Application deadline are based on best estimates.
RFQ Application in Word: Download
RFQ Application in PDF: Download 
Frequently asked questions (FAQ): Click here
List of RFQ-approved organizations: Click here
Christina Grover-Roybal -

Education and Early Learning

Dwane Chappelle, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94665, Seattle, WA, 98124-6965
Phone: (206) 233-5118
Phone Alt: Childcare and Preschool: (206) 386-1050
Fax: (206) 386-1900

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