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June 12 Deadline for Submitting O&A RFI Questions

The deadline for submitting questions for the Opportunity & Access RFI is Friday, June 12, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

This is a reminder that the last day to submit questions related to the currently open O&A RFI will be Friday, June 12, 2020.

Questions may be submitted via email to and include “Question_ Opportunity and Access Investment-RFI Application” in the subject line.

Please visit DEEL’s Opportunity & Access page to review questions that have already been submitted and answered, as well as access all materials, including the complete RFI document, submission templates (application and budget), technical assistance slide decks, and other resources.

All materials, announcements and questions submitted to DEEL are posted on our website. DEEL will not provide individual notice of changes, and prospective applicants are responsible for regularly checking the web page for technical assistance information as well as any updates, clarifications, or amendments.

To be considered for funding, eligible applicants must submit applications by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, August 21, 2020, for investments beginning as early as October 2020 with the possibility of annual renewal through the 2022-23 school year, conditional upon annual performance. Annual award size will be contingent upon services provided and students served. 

The revised timeline for this funding opportunity is as follows:

Request for Investment (RFI) application issuedMonday, May 11, 2020
RFI Information Webinar (Prerecorded)Monday, May 11, 2020   posted by 4pm
Technical Assistance Session 1 (Online)Monday, May 18, 2020   2:30-4:00pm
Technical Assistance Session 2 (Online)Monday, June 1, 2020   2:30-4:00pm
Last day to submit questionsFriday, June 12, 2020
RFI Applications DueMonday, June 22, 2020 by 3:00pm
Applications Reviewed and RatedJune 23 – July 10, 2020
Interviews and Review Panel Deliberations July 15 – July 24, 2020
Notifications issued to applicantsFriday, August 21, 2020

*Dates and times are subject to change