Quick Access to OEA Grants

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

Educator Empowerment 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. Grant awards range from $1000-$5000. Contact Leah Starkovich at the Center for Great Public Schools for more information or ideas on professional practice organizing.

2021-2022 Educator Empowerment Grant application

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 provide student learning and professional development for OEA members across Oregon.

Grants for this program are accepted until November 1.

2021-2022 Promising Practices Member and UniServ application

Early Career Educator Outreach Grant

The New Educator Campaign is the fundamental component of a year-round organizing framework and a critical tool in our effort to build a culture of organizing. This grant is to fund new educator outreach organizing plans. Applications will be accepted until August 2, 2021.

2021-2022 Early Career Educator grant application

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. For more information and to apply, visit

OEA COVID-19 Relief Grants

The OEA Relief Fund was founded by members’ contributions for the purposes of member support during strikes, school closures and lock outs, and natural disasters. When COVID-19 hit us in 2020, few imagined that the impact would be as long-lasting as we are experiencing. Members are still experiencing reduced hours and lost wages because of COVID-related employer decisions.

Due to generosity of OEA members before us, the Relief Fund is a self-supporting source of assistance for OEA members. If you have been financially impacted by COVID this year, we are able to offer limited support through the OEA-member funded Relief Fund. Click here to fill out the online form.