Washington Youth Development
Nonprofit Relief Fund

Request for Proposals

Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund

The Washington State Department of Commerce is partnering with School’s Out Washington to implement the Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund. This one-time investment will provide 9.3 million in unrestricted funds to youth development programs that have stretched to support young people most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and furthest from educational justice.

Manaʻoga tulaga agavaʻa manaʻomia:

  • Must be a Washington 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization or be fiscally sponsored by a 501 (c)(3)
  • Must have provided youth development services to children and youth (ages 5 to 24) prior to COVID-19
  • Must be providing or are planning to provide services to youth through in-person, virtual, or direct-needs support between March and December 2020
  • Must be experiencing a negative fiscal impact as a result of COVID-19

The Washington State Department of Commerce is partnering with School’s Out Washington to implement the Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund. This one-time investment will provide $9.3 million to youth development programs/organizations that have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and which support young people who are furthest from educational justice.

Over 600 applications were received by the deadline on October 6, 2020.  Currently, small groups of peer reviewers from across the state are reading and scoring applications. At the end of October, reviewers will meet to discuss the applications and provide feedback to School’s Out Washington. We expect to notify awardees in November and to issue payments in December 2020

 

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