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FEPP Levy Year 2 Results for 2020-2021 School Year

DEEL is proud to release our Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy Year 2 report, covering the 2020-2021 school year.

DEEL Invests $1.5 Million to Advance Youth Leadership and Cultural Education

The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) announced awards totaling $1.5 million to support the leadership and cultural education of more than 1,500 Black, Indigenous, immigrant, refugee, and youth of color in Seattle.

DEEL Releases Third Round of Funding in Support of Child Care Providers, in Partnership with King County

Today, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell joined child care partners to announce the opening of applications for the 2022 Child Care Retention Payments and a new round of stabilization grants for Seattle providers provided by the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL). A total of $7.4 million in joint funding will be available for eligible providers through both opportunities, including $5 million from the King County Best Starts for Kids levy and $2.4 million from the Seattle JumpStart Payroll Expense Tax.

DEEL and King County Best Starts for Kids to provide joint retention bonus funding for child care workers across King County

DEEL and King County are partnering to release $7.4 million in funding for one-time retention bonus payments to child care workers across King County. These payments will support this critical workforce, assist in continuity of care, and provide more stability for the industry.

DEEL Partners with Community Organizations to Provide High-Quality Summer Learning Opportunities to Seattle K-12 Youth 

million in community investments to enhance summer learning opportunities for more than 1,400 kindergarten through 12th grade youth in Seattle. Funds will support community-based organizations to provide academic experiences, college and career exploration, and enrichment opportunities for Seattle youth with a focus on social-emotional learning.  

DEEL Invests $1M in Community-Based K-12 Summer Programs to Address Continued Impacts of COVID-19 on Student Learning

This week, the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) announced $1 million in grant awards to enhance community-based summer learning for more than 1,400 youth.

Handbook for Health Heroes: New Comic Book Answers Families’ Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

The Handbook for Health Heroes, a comic book produced in collaboration with Public Health Seattle King County and Seattle Public Schools, helps answer families’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids.

DEEL Funding Opportunity FAQ’s, May 11, 2022 

View frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) pertaining to DEEL’s funding opportunities currently open now, updated May 11, 2022. 

DEEL Announces Up To $1.5M in Grant Funding for Cultural Education and Leadership Opportunities Supporting Historically Underserved Youth

DEEL is currently accepting applications for the Youth Leadership and Cultural Education Request for Investment (RFI). As part of DEEL’s 2022 budget allocation supporting recommendations from the Equitable Communities Initiative, DEEL will invest up to $1.5 million in community-based leadership and cultural education opportunities for historically underserved immigrant, refugee, and youth of color disproportionately impacted by systemic inequities. Applicants are invited to apply for up to $150,000 with funds awarded through a competitive process managed by DEEL. 

DEEL Spring 2022 Newsletter

DEEL’s spring 2022 newsletter is available now! DEEL is excited to announce Seattle Preschool Program enrollment is currently open for 3- and 4-year-olds in Seattle. This issue also provides information about Washington state’s new Cost of Care Study for child care providers, financial aid and internship opportunities students, new funding… [ Keep reading ]