Education First

Regional Social and Emotional Learning Convenings Grants – Sep 6

Posted on July 23, 2019

Education First, in partnership with the NoVo Foundation, is inviting proposals for its 2019 Regional SEL Convening grants. The program is an outgrowth of the SEL Innovation Fund and national SEL in Action Convenings hosted by NoVo and aims to help district and school communities create a convening that builds educators’ and other adults’ capacity to meet students’ social, emotional, and academic needs with an equity lens.

Through this call for proposals, Education First will award two to four grants of $50,000 to $100,000 each to districts, charters, and their partners to design and host a convening in their region that brings together educators, SEL experts, and other stakeholders focused on building capacity to equitably meet students’ social, emotional, and academic needs. Proposals should include grant activities that would occur during the 2020 calendar year. Selected applicants will receive technical assistance from Education First during the design phase of their grant, and awardees will have the opportunity to participate with a group of national SEL practitioners, experts, and advocates at the SEL in Action Convening in 2020.

To be eligible for the maximum $100,000 Regional SEL Convening grant, applicants must partner with two or more organizations, where one organization is a school district/local education agency (LEA) or charter network/charter management organization (CMO); be planning a convening that is “regional” and not confined to participants in a single school district or charter network; and consider SEL implementation and equitable and culturally affirming environments to be significant strategies for improving student outcomes.

Education First will be hosting conference calls with interested applicants on July 29 and 30. Letters of Intent are due September 6 by 5:00 p.m. (PT), with full proposals (invitation only) due October 28, 2019.

See the Education First website for the complete RFP, including questions for interested applicants to consider and detailed submission instructions.

Deadline: September 6, 2019 (Letters of Intent)

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