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2022 Summer Program Fund RFP is now available! 

[Your greeting…]

School’s Out Washington (SOWA) is partnering with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to administer a second round of funding through the Summer Program Fund—a statewide opportunity for summer programs serving young people, ages 4-21, in Washington. Approximately $4.5M will be invested in summer programs through contracts ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

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

RFP & Details
The RFP with detailed information on eligibility requirements, timeline, the application process, and application questions can be accessed here:

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

Information Sessions
Information sessions will be offered on November 10 and November 16. These Zoom sessions will provide details on the funding opportunity along with tips on writing a successful application. For those who are unable to attend, SOWA will record and post the sessions on its website. An FAQ as well as multiple language translations of the RFP will also be available. To register for a Zoom Webinar information session, visit the SOWA website. 

Technical Assistance (TA)
TA for small businesses and nonprofits 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.

Visit SOWA’s website to view the full Request for Proposal (RFP), along with additional information and resources.

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