Request for Investment

Summer Learning

DATES
Release Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Information session(s):

Session #1:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
10:00-11:00am

Session #2:
Monday, September 21, 2015
3:00-4:00pm

Both sessions will be held at The 2100 Building
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Final day to ask questions: Friday, October 23, 2015, 4:30 pm
RFI responses due:* Friday, October 30, 2015, 4:30 pm
Clarification meeting, as needed: Week of December 1, 2015
Funding decisions announced: Late January 2016

* Note: Dates following the Responses Due date are based on best estimates. DEEL will publish updates to the timeline as needed here.
FORMS
RFI: Elementary RFI (DOWNLOAD) 
Middle School RFI (DOWNLOAD)
Budget: Elementary Budget (DOWNLOAD) 
Middle School Budget (DOWNLOAD)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information session presentation: Presentation (DOWNLOAD) - Added 9/15/2015
Q&A from previous information sessions and applicants' e-mails: Q&A (DOWNLOAD) - Added 9/22/2015

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
How and where to submit: Refer to page 9 in RFI Application
Name your files: [YourOrganizationName]_ElementarySchool_SummerLearningRFI
[YourOrganizationName]_MiddleSchools_SummerLearningRFI
Email subject heading: [YourOrganizationName]_ElementarySchool_SummerLearningRFI
[YourOrganizationName]_MiddleSchools_SummerLearningRFI
CONTACT
Long Phan, Summer Program Lead - long.phan@seattle.gov

SUMMARY
The City of Seattle - Department of Education and Early Learning will be awarding Families and Education Levy (Levy) funds for elementary school and middle school summer learning opportunities. Levy support for summer learning is intended to provide struggling students with additional learning time during the summer to catch up with their peers, in pursuit of the goal to improve academic outcomes of Levy focus students while reducing the achievement gap. Levy-funded summer programs deliver a minimum of 120 hours of academic and enrichment content each summer.

  • Up to $181,878 in new funding may be awarded to fund programming for rising kindergarten through 5th grade Seattle Public Schools students during summer 2016.
  • Up to $321,832 in new funding may be awarded to fund programming for rising 6th through 8th grade Seattle Public Schools students during summer 2016.
  • Once awarded, schools and organizations will receive annual funding for the duration of the 2011 Levy, assuming student outcome targets and contract obligations are met.
Schools and organizations committed to improving students' academic outcomes are encouraged to complete the elementary school and/or middle school summer learning RFI applications. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis outlined within the RFI documents.