Request for Investment - Summer Learning (issued 10/2/13)

Request for Investment - Summer Learning (issued 10/2/13)

Release Date: October 2, 2013
Information session(s): October 16 or 17, 2013
Deadline to submit RFI questions*: October 31, 2013, 5:00 pm
RFI responses due: November 15, 2013, 4:30 pm
RFI responses reviewed and rated: December 5-17, 2013
Telephone clarification, as needed Week of January 6, 2014
Notification of intent to award:  February 11, 2014 - updated
List of selected RFIs published: February 18, 2014 - updated

Note: Dates following the submission deadline are based on best estimates. OFE will publish updates to the timeline if needed.

RFI: Elementary   Middle
Budget: Elementary   Middle

Information session presentation: PDF
Q&A from the information sessions and applicants' e-mails: PDF

How and where to submit: How to Submit Your Application
Name your files:

Email subject heading: [YourOrganizationName]_ElementarySchool_SummerLearningRFI

Adam Petkun,, 206-684-5389

The Office for Education (OFE) Division in the Department of Neighborhoods (DoN) will be awarding City of Seattle 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 $174,387 will be available for 2014 summer learning programs serving students entering Seattle Public Schools (SPS) elementary schools.
  • Up to $287,436 will be available for 2014 summer learning programs serving students entering SPS middle schools.
  • 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.
  • Additional funding will become available in future years of the 2011 Levy to serve a greater number of students at the elementary and middle school levels.
Schools and organizations committed to improving students' academic outcomes are encouraged to complete the elementary school and/or middle school summer learning Request for Investment (RFI) applications. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis outlined within the RFI documents.

RFI applications submitted by programs awarded funding for summer 2013 are available on our Community Partners - Community-Based Organizations page.