School Based Award: 2020-2021 School Year Elementary and K-8 Schools


FEPP School-Based funding will be awarded through a competitive Request for Investment (RFI) process managed by DEEL. Investments will be directed toward elementary, middle, and high schools with high concentrations of students not yet meeting grade level learning standards, students of color including African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, underserved Asian populations, English language learners, and low-income students. Schools selected for funding will serve as hubs for Levy funded interventions coordinated and delivered by school staff and community partners. Schools will implement interventions in two focus areas: (1) Expanded Learning and Academic Support and (2) College and Career Readiness. DEEL will negotiate performance-based contracts with schools, inclusive of monitoring and achievement of contract goals and performance targets.

To be eligible for funding, schools must submit an Intent to Apply (ITA) application in June 2019 and a complete RFI application in the fall of 2019 that describes in detail the outcomes to be achieved, the means and methods to achieve results, and proposed community partners. If funds remain following the 2019 RFI process, a second call for applicants will be issued in 2020 for SY2021-22 implementation.

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is notifying Seattle public elementary and K-8 schools of a funding opportunity through the City of Seattle 2018 Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy.

The FEPP Levy aims to achieve educational equity, close opportunity gaps, and build a better economic future for Seattle students-join us.  

DEEL will award up to 20 elementary and K-8 schools beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. To be considered for funding, elementary and K-8 schools seeking investment are invited to:

a)  submit an Intent to Apply (ITA) application by June 28, 2019; and

b)  submitting a complete Request for Investment (RFI) application in the fall of 2019.  

DEEL will notify successful applicants in February 2020 for investments beginning in school year 2020-21.

Phase 1: Intent to Apply
Intent to Apply (ITA) issued Wednesday May 15, 2019
ITA Informational Webinar Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 4:00pm
ITA submission deadline Friday June 28, 2019
Phase 2: Request for Investment*
Request for Investment (RFI) application issued Wednesday September 4, 2019
RFI Information Session(s)   September/October 2019*

Technical Assistance Workshops  

Topics are TBD based on applicant feedback and may include:

-Data Access and Analysis

-Strategies for supporting English language learners, PreK-3rd grade alignment, social- emotional development, and family wellness needs

-Developing a college going culture

-Management and oversight plans

October/November 2019*  
Providers and Principals Networking Meeting Fall 2019
Responses Due Friday December 13, 2019
Phase 3: Evaluation*
Applications Reviewed and Rated Dec. 16, 2019 - Jan. 10, 2020
School Interviews and Review Panel Deliberations January 13 - February 7, 2020
Notifications issued to applicants By Friday February 28, 2020

*Dates/locations subject to change; Exact dates/times/locations for RFI information sessions and technical assistance workshops to be issued with RFI

ITA Application in Word: Download
ITA Application in PDF: Download
Frequently asked questions (FAQ): Click here
Information Session Presentation:

Click here

Presentation PDF

How and where to submit:  Mail electronic copy to
Email Subject: [Organization Name] - Elementary and K-8 Intent to Apply   
Please email:   


Education and Early Learning

Dwane Chappelle, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94665, Seattle, WA, 98124-6965
Phone: (206) 233-5118
Phone Alt: Childcare and Preschool: (206) 386-1050
Fax: (206) 386-1900

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