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Education Staff Retention and Recruitment Grants

HB 4030 provides $78 million in grants to support retention and recruitment of K-12 educators and other support personnel in schools across Oregon. The legislative and executive intent of these funds is to use them for strategies identified and prioritized through involvement of school personnel to:

  • Address high need specialties and workforce shortage areas for both classified and licensed staff;
  • Build on existing efforts which address root causes of workforce attrition while responding to urgent needs; and
  • Diversify the workforce, as well as ensure every educator and staff member can meet the academic and well-being needs of students, particularly students from historically and persistently underserved groups.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to recruitment and retention challenges. The Oregon Department of Education and the Educator Advancement Council fully recognize this. These funds will be provided with maximum flexibility given to the districts, and district/school personnel will participate in developing plans for the use of funds. Grant funds should be used to meet local needs, which vary considerably across the state, and should be used to support evidence-based strategies which are proven to be effective. The Educator Advancement Council will provide a collated resource to help district leaders facilitate decision-making with their staff around use of funds.

For questions regarding this grant, please email the Education Staff Retention Grants team.


Application

The following document provides guidance on planning for the Education Staff Retention and Recruitment Grant and the list of questions that appear in the Application Form. Please review this document prior to filling out the Application Form linked below.

Allocations

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Grant Parameters

The following document provides a summary of the Education Staff Retention and Recruitment Grants.


Program Announcements and Updates

Tentative Timeline

  • May 6, 2022: Application period opens.
  • May 19, 2022: State Board of Education presented with temporary rules for this program.
  • June 6, 2022: Application period closes.
  • June 30, 2022: Recipients determined, and any reallocation calculated and distributed.
  • September 30, 2022: Final report templates and requirements posted.
  • April 1, 2023: Reminders sent about final reports.
  • May 1, 2023: Final reports due to ODE.
  • May 1 - June 15, 2023: Final reports reviewed and approved by ODE and recipients make final claims of remaining funds once final report reviewed.
  • June 30, 2023: Last day to expend funds.
  • July 31, 2023: Last day to claim funds from ODE.