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After School Matters is currently seeking applications for program providers for Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Programs. 


2016-2017 Renewal Application for Current Providers:

The After School Matters Renewal Application for Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 for Current Program Providers will be released on Tuesday, September 1 and is due on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by 5:00pm.

 

Similar to last year, Current Providers--defined as those who are providing a program with After School Matters during the current program year (Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)--will submit a Renewal Application focused on increasing their capacity to create quality programs and provide effective instruction. Current providers will not need to submit a proposal through the standard Request for Proposal (RFP) process.  

 

What's New: 

*Summer and School Year budgets are both due on September 30, 2015

*There are fewer contract documents required at the time of the renewal submission

 

Renewal Steps:

  1. Review your program’s profile, which was e-mailed to you on August 6, 2015. (Programs that are new to After School Matters this fall did not receive a profile).   
  2. Follow the instructions on how to submit a Renewal Form.  Instructions can be found in the Renewal Application guide and will be posted before the Renewal Application launch.
  3. Submit your Renewal Form by Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

 

TIMELINE - RENEWAL PROCESS DATES

Date Item
September 1, 2015

Renewall Application Released in Cityspan

September 30, 2015 by 5:00 pm Renewal Application due for all Returning Providers
April 30, 2016 Award Notification for Summer Providers containing Contract and Budget
July 15, 2016 Award Notification for School Year Providers containing Contract and Budget

TENTATIVE 2016-2017 PROGRAM DATES

Early July 2016

All Summer Programs Begin

Mid-August 2016

Summer Programs End

Late September 2016

Fall Programs Begin

Mid-December 2016

Fall Programs End

Mid-February 2017

Spring Programs Begin

Mid-May 2017 Spring Programs End
 

Sports Providers: Independent instructors interested in providing a sports Apprenticeship or another program implemented through the Chicago Park District / After School Matters partnership can submit a cover letter and resume to After School Matters Human Resources division at www.afterschoolmatters.org. Current Sports Instructors will be asked to fill out a survey in January 2016 regarding next year’s programming. 

 


2016-2017 Request for Proposal (RFP) for New/Potential Program Providers:

After School Matters is seeking new independent instructors and community organizations interested in providing after-school and summer programs during Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. The RFP for New/Potential Program Providers will be released on Thursday, October 1 and is due on Monday, November 2, 2015 by 5:00pm.

 

We are seeking innovative program proposals in the following content areas:

  • Arts
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Writing
  • Sports

 

**Check back at the end of September for the 2016-2017 RFP Instructions and Programmatic Guide, as well as information on how to create and complete an online proposal through Cityspan.**

 

TIMELINE - RFP DATES

Date

Item

Octover 1, 2015 RFP released in Cityspan
October 7, 2015, 9:30-11:00 am RFP Informational Session -- Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Claudia Cassidy Theater
November 2, 2015 by 5:00 pm RFP Due for New/Potential Program Providers
April 30, 2016 Award Notification for Summer Providers containing Contract and Budget
July 15, 2016 Award Notification for School Year Providers containing Contract and Budget

 

TENTATIVE 2016-2017 PROGRAM DATES

Early July 2016

All Summer Programs Begin

Mid-August 2016

Summer Programs End

Late September 2016

Fall Programs Begin

Mid-December 2016

Fall Programs End

Mid-February 2017

Spring Programs Begin

Mid-May 2017

Spring Programs End

FOR MORE INFORMATION

After School Matters will continue to respond to inquiries about the RFP process. Questions can be submitted through the RFP Questions webform or via email to rfp@afterschoolmatters.org. After School Matters will respond to all inquiries within one business day. If you have a technical question related to the online proposal process, please call the Cityspan help desk at 866-469-6884.

 

FAQ: Click here to read through some Frequently Asked Questions about last year’s RFP process.