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Details on the 2022 Summer Program Fund and the RFP can be found on School’s Out Washington’s website. The RFP will be accessible in several languages and technical assistance will be available to those who need it. https://schoolsoutwashington.org/grant-initiatives/summer-program-fund/

The 2022 Summer Program Fund will provide funds to youth development programs serving young people, ages 4-21, during summer 2022.

To be eligible, programs must:

  • Provide summer programming to children and/or youth (ages 4-21)
  • Prioritize social connections among young people
  • Engage young people in physical and outdoor activities
  • Be in-person or mostly in-person (some hybrid components or virtual participation are allowed)
  • Offer summer programs over multiple days and/or multiple weeks

Funding amounts will range from $10,000 to $50,000. 

Information sessions will be held on Wednesday, November 10 and Tuesday, November 16. To register for a Zoom Webinar information session, click on one of the dates below:

Wednesday, November 10 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM

Tuesday, November 16 from 9:00AM to 10:30AM

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on, Monday, December 6, 2021. Funding decisions will be made by mid-February, 2022.

Technical assistance (TA) will be available to help organizations with the application process. TA will be provided by SOWA and in-language assistance will be offered separately by the Small Business Resiliency Network. Applicants interested in accessing these supports can find TA details and contact information on the SOWA website.