Today the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning announcing the release of the Summer Learning Request for Investment. In Summer 2018, DEEL will invest up to $1 million in school and community-based programs to prevent summer learning loss and improve academic outcomes for Seattle students.
Funding will be broken out into the following award categories:
- Elementary School – $260,932
- Middle School – $286,373
- High School – $461,250
The Families and Education Levy, approved by voters in 2011, will fund these investments in summer educational opportunities. Funding was also provided by the 2018 General Fund to incorporate culturally responsive practices into Levy summer programming. Culturally responsive summer learning funding, first implemented Summer 2017 is intended to utilize culturally responsive programming to prevent summer learning loss and improve academic outcomes for African-American/Black students and other students of color.
Schools and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply for funding. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis. DEEL will host three information sessions through January and February with proposals due Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by 4:30pm. More information can be found on the DEEL website.