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STEM Hub Computer Science Grants

Purpose Statement

In May 2022, Governor Brown directed the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to develop a statewide implementation plan for computer science education, which would provide access to comprehensive computer science education opportunities to every public school student in this state by the 2027-2028 school year. The development of the statewide implementation plan  will begin in September 2022 with more information forthcoming. The directive also requires the ODE to award $5 Million in GEER funding grants to provide opportunities for students, particularly for women and students of color, to access computer science learning and enrichment opportunities during the 2022-23 school year.



GEER Funding

ODE will be awarding grants to Oregon’s Regional STEM Hubs to develop or continue programs that:

  • Increase access: Increase the number of computer science education opportunities and/or increase capacity in existing opportunities. 
  • Diversify participation through equity and inclusion: Increase the diversity of students participating in computer science opportunities with a focus on students historically underrepresented in computer science.
  • Support equity-based systemic change: Align projects with other current and/or future computer science opportunities grounded in equity at the building or district level, including work with CTE Regional Coordinators and CTE programs to support strong inclusive CTE programs in computer science.
  • Strengthen student engagement and sense of belonging: Retain historically underrepresented students in computer science opportunities using equity-based strategies and integration of career connected learning.
  • Engage Community-Based Organizations: Connect communities to the planning and implementation of CS education to build culturally relevant instruction and sustainable programs.

Fund Distribution

Grant Parameters & Application

The following documents provide an overview of the relevant information for the STEM Hub Computer Science grants: