Request for Investment

Elementary School Innovation (10/1/2013 release)

Release Date: October 1, 2013
Information session(s): October 10, 2013, 4-5:30 pm
Meet and Greet for RFQ-approved providers and principals: October 24, 2013, 4-6 pm
School data and reporting technical assistance with Andy Olsen, consulting teacher, Office of Grants & Fiscal Compliance: October 29, 2013, 4-6 pm
Final day to submit RFI questions: November 14, 2013, 5:00 pm
RFI responses due: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 4:30 pm*
RFI responses reviewed and evaluated: Through December 12, 2013
Review panel and school interviews: Week of January 6, 2014 - updated
Notice of intent to publish RFI decisions: February 10, 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: No longer available
Budget: No longer available

Exemplars from Round 1 RFI submissions: Exemplars from Round 1
Q&A from the information sessions Updated 10/17/13
Q&A from the information sessions and applicants' e-mails: Updated 11/15/13

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

Email subject heading: [YourOrganizationName]_ElementaryRFI

Isabel Muñoz-Colón,, 206-684-7657

The Levy will invest in up to four Innovation Elementary Schools during the 2014-15 school year and conditionally award up to four Innovation Elementary schools for the 2015‑16 school year. Elementary schools that are successful in the Request for Investment (RFI) process will receive Levy investments in exchange for achieving specific results related to the Levy outcomes and indicators.

Each school will propose its own outcome and indicator targets, based on the needs of their students. OFE will then coordinate with selected Innovation Elementary Schools to finalize outcomes, indicators, and targets based on an analysis of school-specific data and performance trends. Schools meeting their annual performance targets will continue to receive Levy funding for the remainder of the 2011 Levy (through the 2018–19 school year).