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 Barb Drennan 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 awards Promising Practice Grants to individual OEA members through local UniServ councils around the state.

The opportunity of the Promising Practices grants is in recognition of the leadership and support from Barbara Drennan, long-time leader in her local association, Willamette Falls UniServ Council and as an OEA Board member.  Through her leadership and advocacy, the Promising Practices Grants continue to provide student learning and professional development for OEA members across Oregon.

Grants for this program are accepted from Sep 30 - April 30 of each academic year and are now available for download.

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.

OEA Foundation Grants

The OEA Foundation provides educators with up to $100 grants to help students meet basic, urgent and immediate needs so they can succeed in school. Cash grants from the Foundation fill needs unmet by any other source. Learn more about the OEA Foundation and apply for a grant to help a student in need. 

OEA Choice Trust Grants

Through the OEA Choice Trust Wellness Grant Program, school employees will have the opportunity to improve their health, be role models, and even a catalyst for community wellness and health.


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.

Looking for other grants? Find even more opportunities in our "Community" pages

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.