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Help SOWA Support the Expanded Learning Field

We are calling on all Washington school-age childcare and youth development programs to fill out this brief questionnaire to help us understand your summer and fall programming plans, needs, and challenges. Please help us effectively advocate and support the field by submitting your information.

Fill out the questionnaire

SOWA Slack Workspaces

Summer Planning Toolkit

SOWA launched this Workspace to support Washington’s expanded learning providers in delivering high-quality youth programs in the wake of COVID-19. Providers can access resources, recommendations, and community support to help guide them as they begin to navigate opening programming for summer and beyond. Toolkit channels focus on different aspects of youth programming—physical health, emotional safety, management, and much more.

Join the Summer Workspace

ELO Response

SOWA’s ELO Response Workspace is a place to ask questions and share and view resources by providers and partners across the state.

Join the ELO Workspace

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SOWA COVID-19 Response
Bi-Weekly Webinar

School’s Out Washington is hosting a 30-minute webinar every other Wednesday to discuss urgent issues and resources related to COVID-19 and the expanded learning field.

Recent past webinars: July 22, July 8, June 24

Every other Wednesday, 10:00 – 10:30 AM on Zoom

Next calls: Aug 5, Aug 19, Sept 2

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Rapid Response
Funding Opportunities

The program enables school districts to expand, remodel, purchase, or construct early learning facilities and classrooms necessary to support state-funded early learning opportunities. In order to apply, projects must create additional Early Childhood Education (ECEAP) and Assistance Programs and/or Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) capacity, or retain ECEAP and/or WCCC spaces at risk of being lost.

Grantees receiving less than $200,000 must commit to using the facility for the purposes of providing ECEAP and/or WCCC for a minimum of 10 years. Grantees receiving $200,000 or more must commit to using the facility for the purposes of providing ECEAP and/or WCCC for a minimum of 20 years.

Applications are due Aug 3, 2020.

N2N supports grassroots efforts in South Seattle, White Center, and Kent that increase the engagement, power, and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities.

Grants up to $6,000 will be awarded, with priority to organizations led by people from under-invested communities, including  Black, Indigenous, immigrant/refugee, and low-income communities.

Applications are due July 30.

For 2020, the Rapid Resource Fund will invest in community engagement efforts that advance youth, parents, and families of color and provide critical resources to organizations during the COVID pandemic. Grants in the range of $5,000-$20,000 will be awarded.


Application are due July 6, Sept 8, and Nov 9.

This detailed list shows myriad community foundations across the Northwest that are fundraising for and giving grants to nonprofits in response to COVID.