In 2021, the legislature provided $200 million to support summer credit earning and enrichment opportunities for students in grades K-12 across the state. This investment was a resounding success. In response, the legislature appropriated an additional $150 million for summer learning programs in 2022. $100 million of these funds will be provided to school districts, public charter schools, and education service districts (ESDs) across the state for academic support for high school students and enrichment programs for K-8 students. The remaining $50 million will be provided to community-based organizations across the state through grants administered by the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts (OAESD).
The focus of both of these grants is to prioritize those students experiencing disabilities and other student communities who have been historically underserved. Recipients of these grant funds are encouraged to use these funds to reduce or remove barriers to student participation for these groups. These funds are designed to continue the equity work started in 2021 and continue to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic on those student communities most affected.
For questions regarding these programs, please refer to the Summer Learning Grants FAQs or email the
Summer Learning Grants team.