Request for Investment - 2018 Summer Learning

Request for Investment - 2018 Summer Learning


In Summer 2018, the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) will invest up to $1 million in school and community-based programs that prevent summer learning loss and improve academic outcomes for Seattle elementary, middle, and high school students.

This funding is provided by the Families and Education Levy, which was last approved by voters in 2011.  In addition, funding has also been provided by the 2018 City Budget to incorporate culturally responsive practices into Levy summer programming.

Anticipated Funding:

  • Elementary | 1st - 5th grade | Up to $260,932
  • Middle School | 6th - 8th grade | Up to $286,373
  • High School | 9th - 12th grade | Up to $461,250
Schools and community-based organizations (CBOs) are eligible to apply.  Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Release Date: Monday, January 1, 2018
Information session(s):

Session #1:
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
Northgate Library
10548 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Session #2 (Web-based, repeat of first session):
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Via FreeConferenceCall

To watch a replay of the webinar, click here

Session #3 (repeat of first session):
Thursday, February 8, 2018
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Beacon Hill Library
2821 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Please RSVP to one or all information sessions by clicking here

RFI responses due:* Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:30pm (eight weeks after release)
Interviews and site visits, as needed:* March 2018
Funding decisions announced:* Late March 2018

* Note: Dates are based on best estimates. DEEL will publish updates to the timeline here.

RFI Application (MS Word):

DOWNLOAD (Updated 1/26/18)

Due to a strategic decision by one of our community
partners to end their summer programming, several
Levy-funded schools are losing their summer programs.
As a result, we have moved these affected schools
up on the Priority School list to first priority.

Budget Template (MS Excel): DOWNLOAD
Information session presentation: DOWNLOAD (Updated 1/26/18)
Q&A from information sessions and applicant e-mails:

DOWNLOAD (Updated 2/20/18)

Video replay of Information Session #2:

WATCH (Updated 1/26/18)

How and where to submit:

Refer to pages 7 in RFI Application for detailed instructions

Submit your application in both hard copy and electronic format

1) Mail or hand-deliver hard copies to:

Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave, Floor 17
Seattle, WA 98104

2) Email electronic copy to

Please email:

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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