Request for Investment

Summer Learning Programs for Summer 2017

Release Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Information session(s):

Session #1:
Monday, September 26, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Beacon Hill Library
Large Meeting Room
2821 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Session #2 (repeat of first session):
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The 2100 Building
Board Room (*new location*)
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

RSVP by emailing Christy Leonard (

Final day to ask questions: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 4:30 pm
RFI responses due:* Friday, November 18, 2016, 4:30 pm
Clarification meeting, as needed:* Beginning December 1, 2016
Funding decisions announced:* Late January 2017

* Note: Dates following the Responses Due date are based on best estimates. DEEL will publish updates to the timeline as needed here.
RFI Application: Elementary RFI (DOWNLOAD) 
Middle School RFI (DOWNLOAD)
Budget Template: Elementary Budget (DOWNLOAD) 
Middle School Budget (DOWNLOAD)
Information session presentation: Presentation (DOWNLOAD)
Q&A from previous information sessions and applicants' e-mails: Q&A - Revised 10/21/16 (DOWNLOAD)

How and where to submit: Refer to pages 10-11 in RFI Application
Name your files: [YourOrganizationName]_ElementarySchool_SummerLearningRFI
Email subject heading: [YourOrganizationName]_ElementarySchool_SummerLearningRFI
Long Phan, Summer Program Lead -


The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning will be awarding Families and Education Levy (Levy) funds for elementary school and middle school summer learning opportunities. Levy support for summer learning is intended to provide struggling students with additional learning time to catch up with their peers, in pursuit of the goal of improving academic outcomes and reducing the achievement gap. Levy-funded summer programs deliver a minimum of 120 hours of academic and enrichment content each summer.

  • Elementary (K-5): Up to $94,546 in new funding may be awarded to programs serving rising kindergarten through 5th grade students in Seattle Public Schools during summer 2017.
  • Middle School (6-8): Up to $477,531 in new funding may be awarded to programs serving rising 6th through 8th grade students in Seattle Public Schools during summer 2017.
  • Once awarded, schools and organizations will receive annual funding for the duration of the Levy (through Summer 2019), assuming student outcome targets and contract obligations are met. 
Schools and organizations committed to improving students' academic outcomes are encouraged to complete the elementary school and/or middle school summer learning RFI applications. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis outlined within the RFI documents.

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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