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ESSR Grant for Community Based Organizations

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will use federal ESSR funds to provide grants to community-based organizations (CBO’s) to work in partnership with schools and school districts to support reopening efforts in the 2020-21 school year. The grants will be provided both to large statewide CBO’s with regional networks and to smaller, local CBO’s who serve specific local needs and populations. The CBO grants will be focused on expanded learning and integrated student supports to address student and family needs. 

This initial survey is to gauge interest and intent around implementation of the ESSR funds for expanded learning, integrated student supports, and strengthening language and disability access for families and students. This is not the application for the grant. 
5. Are you planning on applying for other state grants? *This question is required.
7. Are you a 501 C3?  *This question is required.
10. Do you have a district partner for the implementation of this grant?
If you do no have a school district partner, please begin consultation and coordination with the school district you plan to partner with. As a reminder, coordination and partnership with a school district is a requirement to be eligible for the grant. *This question is required.
12. Do you have an iGrants account? *This question is required.
If you do not have access to the iGrants system, here is how to get an EDS account:

Applying for a grant in the iGrants system is a two step process:
  1. An EDS account must be created by a user that would like to apply for the grant
  2. An organization must be created by OSPI’s Customer Support team

First, please create an EDS account. You can do this by navigating to the EDS Sign In page, and then click on the “Create an Account” tab.  Follow the prompts to create an EDS for yourself (EDS accounts are created at the individual level, not for an organization).

Once you have created an EDS account, please email and provide the following information for your organization:
  • Your first and last name
  • Your email address
  • Legal name of your organization
  • Street address of your organization
  • City
  • State
  • Zip
  • Business phone (with area code)
Once the Customer Support team has this information, they will process your request and provide access to iGrants. Please note, Customer Support’s response time is typically 48-72 hours, please plan accordingly.
13. What is the grant amount that you are requesting? *This question is required.
17. Please attach one letter of interest that outlines the below information:
  • How will you use the grant funds to support student learning? Outline activities, and how these activities address the unique needs of students in student groups identified in the Washington School Improvement Framework that have historically been the furthest from educational justice:
    • Students of color
    • Students experiencing poverty
    • Students experiencing homelessness
    • Students with disabilities
    • Students who are highly mobile
    • Students in the foster care system
  • What are the demographics of student and/or family population served by grant funds?
  • Supply a description of the partnership between the CBO and school district(s).
*This question is required.