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Strategic Initiatives

2015-17 Legislative Investments in Education

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The chart linked above provides information on legislatively funded education initiatives from the 2015 session including: the total amount of each initiative, the timeframe in which the funds will be distributed, the distribution mechanism, who is eligible to receive the funds, the approximate amount of funding per entity, and the contact information for the program coordinator. If you have additional questions not addressed by this chart, please contact the associated program coordinator. 

2015 - 2017 Grants

Oregon Accelerated College Credit Program Grant 

This grant will provide $40,000 for partnerships between Oregon Public school districts, Oregon Education Service Districts, Regional Consortium and/or Oregon Public postsecondary institutions to encourage, support and facilitate development and implementation of Accelerated College Credit opportunities for at risk students to create a college going culture for those students. Funds will be used for training, support materials for students, teachers, and institutions. Preference will be given to those regions that have high poverty rates, large historically underrepresented student populations, and did not already receive funds from the Regional Promise grant.

District Collaboration Grants 

The School District Collaboration Grant Program was established by the 2011 State Legislature to provide funding for school districts to improve student achievement through the voluntary collaboration of teachers and administrators to implement new approaches to: career pathways for teachers and administrators; evaluation processes for teachers and administrators; compensation models for teachers and administrators; and enhanced professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators.

STEM Education Grants 

The Oregon Legislature in collaboration with the Oregon STEM Investment Council, the Chief Education Office, and the Oregon Department of Education funded several STEM-related grant programs for the 2015-2017 biennium. These programs are described in House Bill 3072, passed in 2015. Updated information for all the STEM Education grants are posted regularly to this page, include videos and Q&A documents from webinars.

Secondary Career Pathway Grants 

The Secondary Career Pathways Funding was established by the Oregon Legislature through HB 3072. This is a first attempt at a sustained funding source for Career and Technical Education (CTE). It is intended that the funds allocated through this program will incentivize intensive CTE Programs of Study that lead to high wage and high demand occupations.

Biliteracy Initiatives 

K-12 Biliteracy Pathways Grant: In 2015, HB 3499 was passed, which focuses the state’s resources and attention directly on improving outcomes for English Learners (ELs). This includes developing a statewide plan of support for districts and schools that serve these students. A new grant program under HB 3499 supporting the development, improvement and evaluation of K-12 biliteracy pathways was created to assist the state in identifying model EL instructional practices and programs for statewide replication.

Regional Promise Grant 

The Regional Promise Grant of 2015-2017 is intended for the development and/or expansion of consortia of educational service districts, school districts and post-secondary institutions building collaborative, innovative, and flexible ways to foster a college-going culture across the region and to create additional opportunities for high school students to participate and earn credit in college-level courses.

2013 - 2015 Grants

Interactive county and school district maps are available of ODE's strategic initiatives grant recipients. The maps are not supported by Internet Explorer. For best results, use an alternative browser such as Safari or Chrome.


For more information regarding other non-competitive, competitive and formula grants, please visit the the ODE Grants web page This page has information on additional education grants currently funded.