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CLOSED-FEPP Levy Evaluation Request for Proposals (RFP)

Original Date Posted: December 1, 2022 1:17 pm

Due Date:

January 11, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PST

The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is accepting proposals from qualified research and evaluation consultants to evaluate the implementation and outcomes of the Families, Education, Preschool & Promise (FEPP) Levy. The FEPP Levy is a 7-year, $619 million investment in educational programs across the early learning to postsecondary continuum.  

DEEL is seeking a consultant to design and implement two related evaluations–a process evaluation and impact evaluation–between 2023 and 2026 with purposes of: 

  • Evaluating the implementation of FEPP Levy investment strategies from Early Learning through Postsecondary contexts with a focus on strategic and operational effectiveness.    
  • Evaluating the outcomes and impact of the FEPP Levy with a focus on participant, strategy, and system-level outcomes.  
  • Obtaining process and/or policy recommendations to inform the continuous quality improvement of FEPP Levy investment strategies.   

Cost and Selection Criteria:  
Researchers and evaluation consultants with expertise in mixed methods research, education, and culturally responsive evaluation practices, and a track record of completing large-scale projects with government agencies are eligible to submit a proposal. One consultant will be selected through a competitive review process for a maximum award of $500,000. 

The Request for Proposals is posted here on DEEL’s website. The proposal deadline is January 11, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PST.

To submit questions, please email with “Question: FEPP Evaluation RFP” in the subject line. Responses will be published and here on DEEL’s website.  

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