On April 14, 2020, DEEL Director Dwane Chappelle informed the community partners we have worked with on the Culturally Responsive Mentoring Co-Design of the suspension of the process due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Seattle is facing an unprecedented challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic and the City is taking aggressive measures to slow its spread in our region. We are working diligently to support our residents in partnership with Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) in this response. All residents are encouraged to regularly check PHSKC for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Seattle.
In response to COVID-19, DEEL is temporarily suspending the Culturally Responsive Mentoring Co-Design Process under the FEPP Levy. As the extent and duration of COVID-19 outbreak remains unknown, the City is taking immediate measures to help mitigate the impact of this crisis. The top priorities for the City at this time are to keep our workforce and members of the public safe and healthy, to maintain essential public services, and to address the needs of the City’s most vulnerable populations.
Participating schools and mentoring organizations in the FEPP Levy Mentoring Co-Design are encouraged to check DEEL’s website in the coming weeks for the most up-to-date information on this funding opportunity. New information will be released as the situation continues to develop.