Grant Opportunities for Educators

The PAT Instruction and Professional Development Committee encourages you to apply for the following grant opportunities through OEA.

OEA Promising Practice Grant

Every year, OEA gives Promising Practice Grants to educators to support student learning and professional development for OEA members across Oregon. This year, there is $2,000 available for grants to PAT members. Members may apply for grant funds up to $1,000. Grants can be used to fund projects or materials that support improved student achievement.

Applications are due November 1, 2021. See our website for more information, including criteria, project timelines, and the full application.

Educator Empowerment Grant

OEA is taking applications for a *new* grant opportunity. Education Empowerment grants are awarded to help local associations engage members around important issues that impact teaching and learning. The grant may be used to support professional learning and/or to enhance and improve professional practice in a specific area. This grant should focus on solving an issue that will create a lasting impact on professional practice in a local. It is not meant to be used to purchase consumable materials and/or classroom supplies. 

Grant requests should correspond with the local association and/or school district’s mission/vision/goals, and must relate to engaging members on professional practice issues. Awards will be from $1000 - $5000.

Grant applicants must have communicated their intent to apply to their local association President. If you would like to apply, please contact PAT President Elizabeth Thiel ([email protected]) to set up a time to discuss your proposed application.

All applications are due by October 15, 2021, and projects must be completed by June 15, 2022. See our website for more information, including criteria, project timelines, and a link to the full application.

2021-22 OER Development Grant: Supporting Students who are Emergent Bilingual

New grant opportunity! Are you an Oregon secondary teacher who has experience working with students who are emergent bilingual? The Oregon Open Learning team invites you to apply individually or as a part of a team to participate in a new grant opportunity for the 2021-22 school year focused on developing open educational resources (OER) to support students who are emergent bilingual. Grant award: $5000. More information and the grant application can be found on ODE’s OER Grant & Professional Learning Opportunities webpage.