Funding Opportunities

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The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) invests in three core strategies across our two service divisions (Early Learning and K-12/Postsecondary):

  • Equitable Educational Opportunities
  • Student and Family Supports
  • High-Quality Learning Environments

Learn more about DEEL's funding opportunities in the table below and become a partner in our effort to transform the lives of Seattle's children, youth, and families through strategic investments in education.

CURRENT and RECENT OPPORTUNITIES
 Preschool and Early Learning
Investment Type Estimated Award Size Status Deadline Email Subject Line for Questions
Seattle Preschool Program Impact Evaluation
Request for 
Proposals
Up to $350,000 OPEN October 11, 2021 Email DEELfunding@seattle.gov with "SPP Impact Evaluation RFP" in the subject line
Prenatal-To-Three Community Grant Program Request for Investment $1.45 Million, up to $150,000 OPEN October 6, 2021 Email DEELfunding@seattle.gov with "Prenatal-To-Three" in the subject line
Seattle Preschool Program Provider Facilities Fund Request for Investment  $1,200,000 CLOSED
8/9/21 Email DEELFunding@seattle.gov with "Question_SPP Facilities Fund" in the subject line

Child Care Stabilization Fund

Provider application

FFN application

Non-Competitive Grant

Up to $10K for licensed providers and school-age only programs

$500 Grants for Friend, Family, & Neighbor (FFN) Caregivers

CLOSED

1/27/21 for licensed providers and school-age only programs

1/29/21 for FFN caregivers

Providers: Call the Child Care Resources Provider Line for assistance at 1 (800) 446-1114.

FFN Caregivers can receive application assistance and language support at grants@childcare.org

Seattle Preschool Program Request for Qualifications N/A CLOSED
1/7/21 Email DEELfunding@seattle.gov with "SPP RFQ" in the subject line
Comprehensive Supports for Early Learning Request for Qualifications N/A OPEN Rolling Email DEELfunding@seattle.gov  with "Question - Comprehensive Support RFQ" in the subject line
Facilities Pre-Development: Architectural Services Request for Qualifications N/A CLOSED 6/13/2019 Email DEELfunding@seattle.gov  with "Question - Facilities Pre-Development" in the subject line
Seattle Preschool Program  Request for Investment  $1.8 million  CLOSED 12/20/2019 Email DEELFunding@seattle.gov with "Question_ Seattle Preschool Program - RFI Application" in the subject line

K-12 School and Postsecondary

Investment Type Estimated Award Size** Status Deadline Email Subject Line for Questions
Youth-Led Social Justice Mini-Grant Request for Investment $96,000 with up to $8K available per awardee OPEN November 16, 2021 Email DEELfunding@seattle.gov with "Question - Youth-Led Social Justice Mini Grant" in the subject line
School Based Health - Denny Middle School Request for Applications $277K CLOSED 6/24/21 by 2 PM Email Jeffrey.brown@kingcounty.gov
Subject: Denny SBHC RFA Question 
Community-Based Summer Enhancement and COVID-19 Response Funds Request for Investment Up to $100,000 per awardee CLOSED 5/20/2021 Email DEELfunding@seattle.gov with "CBO Summer Enhancement RFI" in the subject line
Culturally Specific and Responsive Programming - Kingmakers Request for Investment N/A CLOSED 5/3/2021 Email DEELfunding@seattle.gov with "Kingmakers of Seattle RFI" in the subject line
Opportunity and Access



Request for Investment  $1.28 million CLOSED 6/22/2020 

QuestionK-12 Opportunity and Access Investment - RFI Application 
School-Based Investments Request for Investment 

$200K - $345K - Elementary and K-8 

$350K - $480K - Middle School 

$475K - $560K - High School 

CLOSED 12/13/2019 Question - School-Based Investment 
Elementary and K-8 School-Based Intent to Apply $200K - $345K CLOSED 06/28/2019 Question - Elementary and K-8 School-Based
Middle School-Based Intent to Apply $350K - $480K CLOSED 06/28/2019 Question - Middle School-Based
High School-Based Intent to Apply $475K - $560K CLOSED 06/28/2019 Question - High School-Based
Culturally Specific and Responsive Mentoring* Request for Qualifications N/A CLOSED 8/9/2019 Question - CSR Mentoring
Homelessness/Housing Support Services  Request for Investment  Between $380,737.50 and $412,500 CLOSED 8/16/2019 Question_ Homelessness and Housing Supports RFI

 * Details on info sessions coming soon 

**Contingent upon services provided and students served.  Schools may be eligible to earn additional funds based on performance


2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
: In May 2019, DEEL released its 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which provides an overview of DEEL's impending funding opportunities for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.


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Many of the funding opportunities above are through the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy. The goal of the FEPP Levy is to partner with families and communities to advance educational equity, close opportunity gaps, and build a better economic future for Seattle students. Visit our Funding Archives for previous opportunities with the 2011 Families and Education Levy and the 2014 Seattle Preschool Program Levy.