K-12 Opportunity and Access: 2020-2021 School Year

REQUEST FOR INVESTMENT

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is requesting applications from community-based organizations, government agencies, and public schools not receiving a FEPP School-Based Investment who are interested in pursuing an Opportunity and Access Investment from the City of Seattle Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy approved by voters in November 2018.

DEEL has approximately $1.28 million in annual FEPP Opportunity and Access Investment funding to be awarded through a competitive request for investment (RFI) process and managed by the City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL). Successful applicants will receive up to three years of funding conditional upon annual performance. Annual award size will be contingent upon services provided and students served.

To be considered for funding, eligible applicants are invited to submit a complete RFI application by Monday, June 22, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. DEEL will notify successful applicants by Friday, August 21, 2020, for investments beginning as early as October 2020 with the possibility of annual renewal through the 2022-23 school year.

REQUEST FOR INVESTMENT TIMELINE

EVENT

DATE*

Phase 1: Request for Investment  *Dates and times are subject to change
Request for Investment (RFI) Application Issued Monday, May 11, 2020

RFI Information Webinar (Prerecorded)

Original webinar slides

Webinar Addendum for 5/11 Reopening

Webinar Addendum - slides only

Monday, May 11, 2020
Will be posted by 4:00 p.m.

Technical Assistance Session 1 (Online)

Slide Deck

SBI Award Recipients

Monday, May 18, 2020 
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. 

Click to join session

Technical Assistance Session 2 (Online)

Slide Deck

Monday, June 1, 2020 
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. 

Click to join session

Last day to submit questions Friday, June 12, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.
RFI Applications due Monday, June 22, 2020 by 3:00 p.m.
Phase 2: Evaluation *Dates and times are subject to change
Applications Reviewed and Rated June 23 - July 10, 2020
Interviews and Review Panel Deliberations   July 15 - July 24
Notifications Issued to Applicants Friday, August 21, 2020


APPLICATION FORMS   
O&A RFI in Word: Download
O&A RFI in PDF: Download
O&A RFI Submission Template: Download
O&A RFI Submission Budget: Download
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION   
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) 

Updated 6-17-20

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION Applications may be submitted electronically or in paper form. COMPLETE application must be received on or before Monday, June 22, 2020 by 3:00 p.m.

How and where to submit:

During this time of COVID-19 public health concerns, we highly encourage online submission of RFI applications; however, we will accommodate those who may need to submit by mail or by hand. For hand deliveries, please contact us at DEELFunding@seattle.gov or 206-684-0607 for accommodations, as our offices may not be open to the public during the month of June, depending on current public health guidelines.

Electronic Submissions: 

Deliver to: DEELFunding@seattle.gov
  • Please use the following naming convention in the subject line of your email and for the electronic files attached:    
[Organization Name] - K12 Opportunity and Access Investment - RFI Application

By Mail:



Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning 
Label: K-12 Opportunity and Access Investment - RFI Application  
PO Box 94665 
Seattle, WA 98124-6965 

By Hand:

(See note above regarding COVID-19 accommodations)

Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning 
Label: K-12 Opportunity and Access Investment - RFI Application  
Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Ave,
Floor 17 
Seattle, WA 98104 

Email Subject: Question - K-12 Opportunity and Access Investment - RFI Application 
QUESTIONS?   
Please email:  DEELFunding@seattle.gov