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City of Seattle
Mike McGinn (former Mayor)

SUBJECT: $2.4 million in Families and Education Levy funds awarded to nine community agencies for preschool services

6/28/2012  4:00:00 PM

$2.4 million in Families & Education Levy funds awarded to nine community agencies for preschool services

SEATTLE - Today Seattle's Human Services Department and Mayor Mike McGinn announced the awarding of $2.4 million to nine community agencies to provide Step Ahead preschool services to low-income three- and four-year old children and their families in Seattle. The funding was awarded through a competitive Request for Investment (RFI) process. Applications for the RFI were issued in March 2012. Sixteen agencies applied of which nine were selected for funding.

The Step Ahead preschool program provides one or two years of preschool for three- and four-year-old children from low- income families. The preschool program is designed to help low-income children and their families succeed in school and in life. Families with incomes ranging from 110%-300% percent of the federal poverty level and living in Seattle qualify for the program.

The grant award recipients are as follows:


Funded Amount

Causey's Learning Center


Chinese Information and Service Center


Community Day School Association


Denise Louie Education Center


El Centro de la Raza


Neighborhood House


Refugee Women's Alliance


Seattle School District


Sound Child Care Solutions



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