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Charter School Equity Grants

For Grant Applicants and Recipients

ORS 327.362 (formerly HB 2166) became law during the 2021 regular legislative session. This bill includes a variety of high-priority equity initiatives for Oregon. The bill also authorizes the Department of Education to award grants from the Statewide Education Initiatives Account to certain eligible public charter schools. To be eligible, a charter school must not be a virtual charter school and have at least 65% of the total student population composed of students from the following groups:

Racial or ethnic groups that have historically experienced academic disparities (aligned to SIA definitions); and Students experiencing disability (students with IEPs)

The purpose of the Charter School Equity Grant is to increase academic achievement, including reducing academic disparities, for the same student groups named above.

Charter School Equity Grants will be funded through the Statewide Education Initiatives Account of the Student Success Act. $2,000,000 was appropriated for the first biennium. The grant cycle will occur once per biennium and funding allocations will be calculated annually.

Upcoming Engagements:

Monthly Check-in Meetings (3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m.)

May 17, 2023

Due Dates:

  • 2023-25 Grant Applications due May 10, 2023
  • Intent to Utilize Grant due March 15, 2023
  • 2022 Grant Agreements have been fully executed.
  • Spending period is retroactive from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

ORS 327.362

Charter School Equity Grant Rules

Permanent Rules OAR 581-017-0765 -581-017-0777

Statewide Education Initiatives Account

Student Success Act

Charter School Equity Grants Manual

Charter Schools Main Page

Please email questions about the Charter School Equity Grants to: