The YMCA of Grays Harbor has been chosen to receive a Community-Based Organizations Grant to Support Student Learning Grant. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced yesterday they are distributing $8.1 million in federal emergency funds to 38 local and 2 statewide community-based organizations (CBOs). OSPI received federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds (ESSER funds) through the Federal CARES Act and allocated $8.1 million for the grants.

Following a competitive process, the state will award over $8 million to community-based organizations across the state to provide direct support to students during the COVID-19 pandemic to help provide students with additional supports for their learning this year.

The response to the competitive grant was overwhelming. A total of 191 requests were submitted, totaling more than $40 million in need. Given the limited funds available, this means that just $1 of every $5 requested could be awarded.

Priority was given to applications that included direct service to students – such as support for remote learning, tutoring, and social-emotional learning designed to address the unique needs of students in student groups that have historically been furthest from educational justice.

OSPI also aimed to select CBOs that are representative of student populations and regionally distributed across the state, leading to:

CBO Grant Awardee Locations
$1.9 million provided to CBOs in the Eastern region;$3.6 million provided to CBOs in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties;$2 million provided to CBOs in the Western region outside of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties; and$600,000 provided to CBOs that serve students statewide.The list of 40 awardees is available on the OSPI website.

Awardees listed by Region:
Eastern Region
• Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton & Franklin Counties (Kennewick, Pasco, and Prosser
School Districts)
• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin (Moses Lake School District)
• Friends of KSPS (Spokane School District)
• Friends of Children of Walla Walla (Walla Walla Public Schools)
• Northwest Learning and Achievement Group (Highland and Warden Joint Consolidated
School District)
• Spark Central (Spokane Public Schools)
• The Community for the Advancement of Family Education (Wenatchee School District)
• YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities (Kennewick School District)
• YMCA of the Palouse (Pullman School District)
• YMCA of the Inland Northwest (Spokane International Academy)
• Yakima Family YMCA (Yakima School District)
Western Region (Outside of King/Pierce/Snohomish)
• Boys & Girls Club of Lewis County (Centralia School District)
• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula (Port Angeles School District and Sequi
School District)
• Family Promise of Clark County (Camas School District)
• Friends of the Children- SW Washington (Evergreen and Vancouver School Districts)
• Seattle Goodwill Industries (Bremerton and South Kitsap School Districts)
• Skagit Valley Family YMCA (Mount Vernon, Anacortes, and Burlington-Edison School
Districts)
• South Sound YMCA (North Thurston, Olympia, Tumwater and Shelton School Districts)
• Thurston: Together! (North Thurston, Tumwater and Yelm School Districts)
• Whatcom Family YMCA (Mt. Baker School District)
• YMCA of Grays Harbor (Hoquiam School District)
• YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties (Bremerton, Central Kitsap, Clover Park, Franklin
Pierce, Peninsula, South Kitsap, and Tacoma School Districts)
King/Pierce/Snohomish
• African Community Housing & Development (Highline Public Schools)
• Evergreen Children’s Association (Seattle Public Schools)
• Friends of the Children – Seattle (Seattle Public Schools)
• Friends of the Children – Tacoma (Franklin Pierce and Tacoma School Districts)
• Geeking out Kids of Color (Seattle Public Schools)
• Granite Falls Community Coalition (Granite Falls School District)
• Hilltop Artists in Residence (Tacoma Public Schools)
• International Rescue Committee (Tukwila, Highline, and Auburn School Districts)
• Invest in Youth (Seattle Public Schools)
• Kent Youth & Family Services (Kent School District)
• Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network (Tacoma Public Schools)
• Sawhorse Revolution (Seattle Public Schools)
• Team Read (Highline, Renton, and Seattle School Districts)
• Washington Kids in Transition (Edmonds School District)
• YMCA of Snohomish County (Everett, Marysville, Mukilteo, Snohomish, StanwoodCamano, Lake Stevens and Monroe School Districts)
• YouthCare (Seattle Public Schools)
Statewide
• Latino Civic Alliance
• Communities in Schools of Washington

Awardees listed by Grant Amount
Under $100,000

• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin
• Boys & Girls Club of Lewis County
• Family Promise of Clark County
• Friends of KSPS
• Friends of Children of Walla Walla
• Friends of the Children – Seattle
• Friends of the Children – SW Washington
• Friends of the Children – Tacoma
• Hilltop Artists in Residence
• Invest in Youth
• Seattle Goodwill Industries
• YMCA of the Palouse
• Yakima Family YMCA
$100,000 – $250,000
• African Community Housing & Development
• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula
• Geeking out Kids of Color
• Northwest Learning and Achievement Group
• Sawhorse Revolution
• Team Read
• Thurston: TOGETHER!
• Washington Kids in Transition
• Whatcom Family YMCA
• YMCA of Grays Harbor
• YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities
• YouthCare
$250,000 – $400,000
• Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton & Franklin Counties
• Communities in Schools of Washington
• Evergreen Children’s Association
• Granite Falls Community Coalition
• International Rescue Committee
• Kent Youth & Family Services
• Latino Civic Alliance
• Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network
• Skagit Valley Family YMCA
• South Sound YMCA
• The Community for the Advancement of Family Education
• YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
• YMCA of Snohomish County
• YMCA of the Inland Northwest