Become a Program Provider

 

THE 2015-2016 RFP IS NOW OPEN. 

Current Providers:

Similar to last year, Current Providers—defined as those who are providing a program with After School Matters during the current program year (Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)—will not submit a proposal through the standard RFP process. Rather, current providers will be part of a separate renewal process focused on providing support to increase their capacity to create quality programs and be effective instructors. 

Renewal Steps:

1)    Review your program’s profile.  A copy of your program’s profile will be emailed to you by        October 3, 2014. (Programs that are new to After School Matters this fall will not receive a profile).   

2)    Follow the instructions on how to submit at Renewal Form.  Instructions are found by              clicking this link.

3)    Summit your Renewal Form by November 7, 2014 by 5:00 PM.

Click here to access the Skills Development Plan Evaluation Rubric.

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, 2015 regarding next year’s programming. 

 

New Providers:

After School Matters RFP is now open for new providers.  After School Matters is seeking new independent instructors and community organizations interested in providing after-school and summer programs during the 2015 – 2016 program year.                               

Get Started:

Click here for 2015 – 2016 RFP Instructions

Click here for the 2015 – 2016 Programmatic Guide   

Click here to create a new online account and begin working on your proposal

Click here to log back in and continue working on your proposal.

Click below to access Program Rubrics:

Apprenticeship Evaluation Rubric

Internship Evaluation Rubric

Skills Development Plan Evaluation Rubric

 

Cityspan Technical Manual for online proposal process – download PDF

 

NOTES REGARDING NEW PROPOSALS

After School Matters is seeking new and innovative program proposals in the following content areas:

  • Arts
  • Communications
  • Sports
  • Science
  • Technology

Important Dates

October 1, 2015        RFP Released for the 2015- 2016 Program Year

October 8, 2014        RFP Informational Session (see flyer above)

November 7, 2014    RFP Due by 5:00 PM

April 1, 2-15              RFP Decisions communicated to Summer Providers

July 1, 2015              RFP Decisions communicated to School Year Providers

 

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 at 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