Out-of-School Time Program RFP

The Escambia Children’s Trust is committed to supporting children and youth in preparing for a bright future. In service to that commitment, the ECT is seeking to build and support strong organizations that can provide children and youth with high-quality out-of-school-time (OST) programming.

The ECT developed the Out-of-School Time Program RFP to enable local community-based preschool, afterschool and summer learning programs to provide the foundational skills and guidance that extend beyond academics, helping develop the whole young person—cognitively, socially, and emotionally.

There is widespread consensus that high-quality preschool, afterschool, and summer learning programs help prepare students in pre-K-12th grade for success in school, college, career, and life. ECT’s strategy aims to build on this evidence base by providing opportunities that help all students, particularly those in underserved communities, thrive and become better prepared to complete high school and go on to pursue a college degree or vocational education. The aim of this RFP is to fulfill several urgent needs identified in ECT’s 2022 needs assessment, in particular the academic and attendance indicators addressed in Theme 2: Children are Ready to Succeed in School and Life and the indicators on youth mental health, addiction and violence addressed in Theme 4: Children Have Supports to Help Them Avoid Risky Behaviors.

Ultimately, ECT seeks to offer low-income and underserved families a range of high-quality OST programs that meet a demonstrated need for positive youth development during the critical afterschool hours, summer breaks, and other times when school is not in session, including extended day programs for preschool-aged children

View the full RFP that includes a detailed explanation of dates, deadlines, information, and any questions that you may have about the Out-of-School Time Program. Please contact info@escambiachildrenstrust.org if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Important Dates

Release of ECT RFPSeptember 14, 2022
RFP Information SessionSeptember 21, 2022
Proposal Submission DeadlineNovember 4, 2022
Grants Committee MeetingNovember 18, 2022
Funding Recommendations to ECTDecember 13, 2022
Board Anticipated Contract Start DateJanuary 1, 2023

Use this document as a guide to assist in developing your project budget.

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