Funding Opportunities

Two school-aged youth of color talk and smile while sitting at a classroom tableThe mission of the Department of Education and Early Learning is to transform the lives of Seattle's children, youth, and families through strategic investments in education. DEEL invests in equitable educational opportunities, student and family supports, and high quality learning environments to pursue the following results:  

  • All Seattle families have access to quality, affordable childcare. 
  • All Seattle children are ready for kindergarten.
  • All Seattle students graduate high school ready for college or career.
  • All Seattle youth attain a postsecondary certificate, credential, or degree. 

The intended outcome of DEEL’s investments is to support Seattle students and youth furthest from educational justice to achieve academically across the preschool to postsecondary continuum.  

Click here to view DEEL's 2024 Notice of Funding Availability. This notice provides a preview of each funding opportunity scheduled to be released this year and information about eligibility requirements. Subscribe to our funding newsletter to get updates about these opportunities delivered to your inbox. 

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Many of the funding opportunities above are through the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) LevyThe goal of the FEPP Levy is to partner with families and communities to advance educational equity, close opportunity gaps, and build a better economic future for Seattle students. 

Are you interested in reviewing applications? Click here

Visit our Funding Archives to view additional closed opportunities.

Education and Early Learning

Dwane Chappelle, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94665, Seattle, WA, 98124-6965
Phone: (206) 233-5118
Phone Alt: Childcare and Preschool: (206) 386-1050
Fax: (206) 386-1900

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