Funding Opportunities

Early childhood funding opportunities are available through the Families and Education Levy and the Seattle Preschool Program Levy:

  • Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) and SPP Pathway Program - Through the 2018-19 school year, Seattle-based pre-K providers are eligible to apply to join the Seattle Preschool Program and SPP Pathway Program through an annual Request for Investment (RFI) process. Other competitive opportunities such as the SPP Family Child Care Pilot, and exclusive funding opportunities for current SPP and SPP Pathway providers, will be made available through the RFI process and posted on this page.

K-12 funding opportunities through the Families and Education Levy:

• School Year Levy funding: Only Seattle elementary, middle and high schools are eligible to apply for school year grants through a competitive Request for Investment (RFI) process.  Community-based organizations and individuals that wish to partner with schools to provide services must be pre-approved through the Request for Qualification (RFQ) process.  Schools then decide which organizations and individuals to partner with and fund.

• Summer Levy funding: Both schools and community-based organizations are eligible to apply for summer learning grants through a competitive RFI process.

Investment AreaTypeAnticipated FundingStatusDeadlineDEEL Staff Contact
2017 OPPORTUNITIES

Seattle Preschool Program (SPP)
Family Child Care Pilot for 2017-18

RFI

$640,000
includes funding for both
the Hub organization(s)
and the FCC providers

OPEN
01/25/17

3/1/17

Mao Svy

Mayor's Education Summit
High School Innovation Expansion
(Current Levy-funded high schools only)

RFI $430,000

OPEN
1/30/17

3/3/17

Long Phan

Mayor's Education Summit
Summer Learning programs for Summer 2017
(Focus on culturally relevant programming)

RFI $340,000

available
2/27/17

3/31/17

Long Phan
2018 OPPORTUNITIES

Families and Education Levy
Summer Learning programs for Summer 2018

RFI $500,000

available
Sept. 2017

Nov. 2017

Long Phan
2019 OPPORTUNITIES

Families and Education Levy
Summer Learning programs for Summer 2019

RFI $70,000

available
Sept. 2018

Nov. 2018

Long Phan
PREVIOUS OPPORTUNITIES

Families and Education Levy
Elementary Innovation Schools for 2017-18

RFI

$1.3 million

closed

5/13/16

Dana Harrison

Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) and SPP Pathway
Provider Facilities Fund for 2016

RFI $1.0 million

closed

5/13/16 and
9/29/16

Cameron Clark

Families and Education Levy
Summer Learning programs for Summer 2017

RFI

$570,000

closed

11/18/16

Long Phan

Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) provider,
SPP Pathway Program,
and Community Center Initiative for 2017-18

RFI $3.5 million closed

1/13/17

Leilani Dela Cruz

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION (No funding attached)

Families and Education Levy
College and Career Readiness and Planning

RFQ N/A

OPEN

Rolling

Long Phan

Families and Education Levy
Expanded Learning Opportunities

RFQ N/A

OPEN

Rolling

Long Phan

Families and Education Levy
Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Family Support

RFQ N/A

OPEN

Rolling

Long Phan

Important note: Funding amounts are estimates only and may change at any time.  Funding amounts will be updated based on best available information.