Kindergarten Summer Bridge RFP

Updated: May 18

The Escambia Children's Trust invites local providers of high-quality early learning services to apply for funding to design, implement, and operate a summer bridge program for the children that will be entering kindergarten for the first time in August of 2022 and who are unprepared/underprepared for kindergarten; have not previously attended an early learning program or VPK; or have a diagnosed developmental delay.

The goal of the Kindergarten Summer Bridge Program is to introduce children to a formal early education setting to help prepare them for their first day of kindergarten!

Completed RFP submissions are due on June 8th, 2022 at 3 PM CST. We hosted an optional information session about the RFP process on May 18th, 2022 at the Brownsville Community Center. You can find the full information session video below along with questions that were asked by attendees.

The document below is a detailed explanation of dates, deadlines, information, and any questions that you may have about the Kindergarten Summer Bridge Program. Please contact or watch the info session by clicking the button below if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Kindergarten Summer Bridge Project
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Watch the full Information Session here:

View questions that were asked by attendees of RFP Information Session here:

Questions from RFP Info Session
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Important Dates

​Release of ECT RFP

May 11, 2022

RFP Information Session

May 18, 2022

Proposal Submission Deadline

June 8, 2022

Grants Committee Meeting

June 13, 2022

Funding Recommendations to ECT Board

June 14, 2022

Anticipated Contract Start Date

July 1, 2022