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OEA members, parents, and our community partners have access to a wealth of resources through our state association, the National Education Association, and outside sources. Check out these incredible grant opportunities to help you best meet the needs of students in your classrooms and communities. Have a grant you'd like included on this page? Email us the details


OEA's Center for Great Public Schools' Educator Empowerment Grant

The Center for Great Public Schools is offering an amazing opportunity for local associations to apply for an Educator Empowerment grant (previously known as the Professional Practice Organizing grant)! The grants will be 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. Grants applications must be received by October 30, 2018 for review and consideration. Grant awards range from $1000-$5000, and all projects must be completed by June 15, 2019. Click on the links below to download the application and view summaries from last year's award recipients. Please contact Leah Starkovich at the Center for Great Public Schools for more information or ideas on professional practice organizing.

2018-2019 Educator Empowerment Grant Application
2017-2018 Professional Practice Organizing Grant Recipient Summaries

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. 

2018-2019 Promising Practices Member Application (Fillable PDF) - Download this form and save it to your computer before inputting information. 
2018-2019 Promising Practices UniServ Council Selection Form (Fillable PDF) - Download this form and save it to your computer before inputting information. 

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.

California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant Program

The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program is accepting applications for public high schools whose athletic programs are in jeopardy and in great need of funding. Applications must be submitted by an active employee of the public high school for which the grant is being requested. Application Deadline: January 15. For more information and to apply, visit www.CalCasAthleticsGrant.com.


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

Internet.frontier.com’s Cyber Security Grant offers a $1,000 grant for technological equipment or supplies for the classroom.  This grant opportunity is open to school teachers and college professors.

To apply, submit either a 300-500 word essay or 1-2 minute video on the following prompt:

  • The Internet provides students a vast resource for research and learning. Yet, navigating the beneficial and dangerous places online has been an ever-evolving battle. What have you as a teacher and your classes learned when it comes to cyber safety?

For more information, go to https://internet.frontier.com/cyber-security-grant.html.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017.