2021 Prenatal-To-Three Community Grant Program

Request for Investment

This opportunity is expected to reopen on August 31, 2022. The information below applies to the 2021 grant opportunity. 

The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is accepting applications to the Prenatal-to-Three Community Grant Program now through October 6 from groups interested in providing prenatal-to-three supports for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), immigrant, refugee, low income, and English language learning communities.

Approximately $1.45 million dollars is available for this grant program with up to $150,000 available per awardee. The funding process is competitive and managed by DEEL. Currently, this opportunity is only funded for the 2021 grant cycle.

This investment is intended to increase kindergarten readiness and reduce the disparities in outcomes for young children and families based on race, gender, or other socioeconomic factors. The program intends to accomplish this by supporting community informed proposals that address obstacles contributing to these disparities. These include providing families access to critical resources and services, supporting healthy and equitable births, increasing parental health and well-being, strengthening nurturing and responsive caregiver-child relationships and supporting optimal child health and development. 

To be considered for funding, eligible applicants are invited to submit a complete the grant application by  Wednesday October 6, 2021 at  11:59 p.m. DEEL will notify successful applicants by Wednesday, November 3, 2021. 



Phase 1: Request for Investment* Dates and times are subject to change 
Application Opens Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Technical Assistance Period

To access free technical assistance, reach out to one of these providers:

Catherine Verrenti

Hassan Wardere

RHL Consulting team

Jing Fong

Roxanne Hood Lyons

Thy Nyugen

August 31 - October 5

See RFI Technical Summary and Companion Summary for more information on Technical Assistance.

Click here to learn more about Technical Assistance Providers

Information Session #1: Prenatal-To-Three Community Grant

Hosted by Luna-Zamudio, Cassandra

Hosted via Webex with a dial-in option

View recorded session and slide deck using links below under Additional Information section.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 
2:30pm - 4:00 p.m.

Click Link to Join

Tuesday, Sep 7, 2021 2:30 pm | 1 hour 30 minutes | (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 2492 424 5634
Password: TiuKvXQ68e6

Join by video system
Dial 24924245634@seattle.webex.com
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
+1 (206) 207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1 (408) 418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 249 242 45634

Information Session #2: Prenatal-To-Three Community Grant

Hosted by Luna-Zamudio, Cassandra

Hosted via Webex with a dial-in option

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Click Link to Join

Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 10:30 am | 1 hour 30 minutes | (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 2484 371 4168
Password: bbETMSSK327

Join by video system
Dial 24843714168@seattle.webex.com
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
+1 (206) 207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1 (408) 418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 248 437 14168

Last day to submit questions

October 1, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.

RFI Applications due

October 6, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.
Phase 2: Evaluation* Dates and times are subject to change
Applications Reviewed October 18 - October 22
Notifications Issued to Applicants November 3, 2021

RFI Technical Summary Click Here
Application in Word:
Click Here
Application Submission Budget:
Amended September 22, 2021
Click Here

Information Session #1 Presentation Slides:

Information Session #2 Presentation Slides:

View Recorded Information Session Here

View Recorded Information Session Here

Summary Companion

Chinese (Simplified)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Updated: 10/04/21
Invoice Tutorial View Recorded Video Here 
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION COMPLETE application must be received on or before October 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

How and where to submit:

During this time of COVID-19 public health concerns, we highly encourage online submission of RFI applications; however, we will accommodate those who may need to submit by mail or by hand if online submission poses a barrier to your organization's participation.

For deliveries by mail or by hand, please contact us at DEELFunding@seattle.gov for accommodations with a minimum of 24 hours notice, as our offices are open to the public on a limited basis due to local public health guidelines.

Electronic Submissions:

Deliver to: DEELFunding@seattle.gov Please use the following naming convention in the subject line of your email and for the electronic files attached:

[Organization Name] - Prenatal To Three Community Grant Application

Email Subject:

Question - Prenatal To Three Community Grant Application
Please Email: DEELFunding@seattle.gov with Question - Prenatal to Three Community Grant Application in the subject line

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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