Educator Resources

Awards, Grants, and Other Opportunities

OEA members have access to a wealth of resources through their state association, the National Education Association, and outside sources.


OEA Promising Practices Grant Program

Have a plan that could enhance your classroom skills or boost student achievement? An idea for a site-based professional development activity that could build partnerships? OEA's Center for Great Public Schools' Promising Practices program awards grants to individual OEA members and UniServ Councils around the state to test just these kinds of concepts.

Grants for this program are rolled out across the year.

  • 2014-2015 Promising Practices Grants - UniServ Council Form 
    (To be completed by each UniServ Council and submitted to OEA's Center for Great Public Schools by Nov 14, 2014)
  • 2014-2015 Promising Practices Grants - OEA Member Form

OEA Local Leader Grants
Local Leader Grants of up to $2,500 are available to Locals to design implement program to meet member needs as directed by OEA's new organizational goals. Download a Local Leader Grant Application form.


NEA Foundation - Grants to Educators
Available to NEA members, NEA Foundation grants support new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. The goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. The NEA Foundation has awarded more than $8 million to fund 2,500 grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning.

NEA Foundation - Innovation, Learning & Leadership Grants
Innovation Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants are available for all subjects, including the arts, literacy, science, and technology. Grant amounts are either $2,000 or $5,000. All practicing K-12 public school teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff at public colleges and universities are encouraged to apply. Applications for these grants are accepted on an ongoing, year-round basis.

External Sources

Got an idea for a grant or need help with funding? This website lets you post your needs, people can browse posts and make a donation!

Please check out our opportunities in the Events section for periodic updates.

Teacher Grant Opportunity® is looking for the best lesson plans for teaching students about energy or sustainability and will award six $500 grants to be used toward classroom materials and activities. For more information, please visit

Submission Deadline: Sep. 18, 2015

OEA Trainings

As an OEA member, you have access to a wealth of training opportunities relating to your career as an educator. Brush up on your professional practices - and learn more about the important work of your union - through the OEA Union School! Check out their training opportunities here.

OEA Publications

OEA publishes an award-winning magazine, an electronic newsletter, and a wide variety of booklets and brochures on topics of interest for educators. Learn more.

Additionally, you can find resources in our "What's New" section. From election-related resources, to new professional development opportunities with our Center for Great Public Schools — this is a great place to find all that's new and relevant pertinent to public schools and the labor movement.