Whole Child Grant Opportunity for District-Managed Schools (Closed)

Request for Proposal (RFP)

RFP FAQ (updated March 24)

Social‐emotional learning, a component of the Whole Child, is of critical importance in achieving our DPS value of equity and closing the opportunity gap. District-managed schools with a demonstrated track record of success using evidence-based innovations to address social emotional learning are encouraged to apply for grant funds to implement bold, innovative solutions to support social emotional learning as part of their focus on the whole child.

Grant Overview 

On March 16, the DPS Whole Child team conducted a webinar to provide an overview of the RFP and answer questions. You may access a recording of the webinar and slide deck here:  webinar and slide deck

Proposal Development Resources

  • Draft Whole Child Support Descriptors: Organized on a performance continuum, this describes what we would expect to see in terms of Whole Child supports available to students and student experience related to each Whole Child component.
  • Whole Child, Healthy Child Agenda 2020: Proposals should support achievement of Agenda objectives and performance metrics.
  • Whole Child Mill Levy Menu of Options: Detailed information on strategies to enhance mental health services, evidence-based social emotional learning curriculum and instruction and school climates to foster positive social-emotional outcomes for students.
  • Whole Child Resource Bank Partner Directory: A dynamic list of district staff who can assist as connectors, thought partners and providers in any of the Whole Child focus areas.
  • Whole Child School Reports: student data available at the school level. This data should be used to inform proposal goals and improvement strategies. This video provides instruction on how to access and use your Whole Child School Report.
  • Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Report: Student data for grades 6-12 available at the school level for participating schools and district level for non-participating schools.
  • Whole Child Principal Stoplight Data: Provides a snapshot of student demographic data, behavioral incidences, and Whole Child supports services provided to students. Data is updated each month.

Mill Levy Budget Guidance

While the Whole Child goal in the Denver Plan is new, we know that educators have always gone above and beyond to serve their students’ Whole Child needs.

Additional Resources

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