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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR 2014-2015 PROGRAM YEAR 

THE 2014-2015 RFP IS CLOSED.

CLICK HERE to Download the After School Matters Request for Proposals
for the 2014-2015 program year!

Current providers, defined as those who provided a program with After School Matters during the current program year (summer 2013 and/or fall 2013), will not submit a proposal through the RFP process. Rather, current providers will go through a separate review and renewal process.  See CURRENT PROVIDER PROCESS below for more information.  If a current provider wants to add an additional program in their region or a new region, they will need to submit a NEW RFP. 

New providers, defined as those who did not provide a program with After School Matters during the current program year, are required to submit a new proposal through the RFP process if they wish to provide a program during the 2014-2015 program year. The deadline for submitting new proposals will be December 6, 2013 at 5 p.m. and only completed proposals will be reviewed.

See below for further details on the 2014-2015 RFP.

NEW PROVIDERS RFP PROCESS

KEY RFP DATES

RFP released for 2014-2015 program year

November 1, 2013

Information Session for CURRENT Program Providers (RSVP HERE

November 15, 2013 
10:00 a.m. – Noon
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Drive

Information and Networking Session for NEW Program Providers (RSVP HERE)

November 16, 2013 
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater 
78 E. Washington Street

Information Session for CURRENT Program Providers (RSVP HERE

November 21, 2013
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Warren Park
6601 N. Western Ave.

Skill Development and 21st Century Learning Planning Workshop (RSVP HERE

November 22, 2013
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 
Sulzer Public Library Auditorium
4445 N. Lincoln Ave.

New proposals due to After School Matters

December 6, 2013

Selection of new program providers for 2014-2015 program year

Mid-April 2014

 

THE RFP PROCESS

ADDITIONAL RFP RESOURCES

NOTES REGARDING NEW PROPOSALS

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

  • Arts
  • Communications
  • Sports
  • Science
  • Technology

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.

2014-2015 Sports / Chicago Park District Program Proposals

Independent instructors interested in providing an After School Matters Sports program for 2014-2015 or another program implemented through the Chicago Park District / After School Matters partnership, will not submit a proposal through the above RFP process. Rather, interested providers will need to download and submit the interest form below, along with a a cover letter and resume, to After School Matters Human Resources division at info@afterschoolmatters.org.

Substitute Instructor Pool

After School Matters is establishing a substitute pool for Instructors.  If you are interested in being a substitute, download the interest form below and submit it, along with a cover letter and resume, to After School Matters Human Resources division at info@afterschoolmatters.org.