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Summer Learning Grants Resources

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.

Allocations

Grant Parameters

The following documents provide an overview of the relevant information for the K-8 Enrichment and High School Academic Support Grants.

Application

The same application form is used to apply for both the K-8 Enrichment and High School Academic Support Grants. Applications must be submitted by 5 pm on April 29th. Late applications will not be accepted.

Reimbursement

Capital Expenditures

All capital expenditures using Summer Learning Grant funds must be approved by ODE prior to being eligible for reimbursement. For this purpose, capital expenditures are defined as:

Individual non-consumable items or construction projects that:

  • Have a useful life of more than one year; and
  • Cost greater than $5,000.

Please use the below form to submit capital expenditures for approval. A listing of all pending and approved requests by grantee can also be found below.

Program Announcements and Updates

Summer Learning Guidance and Best Practices

Additional Resources

OAESD Community Summer Grant Program

The $50 million available to community-based organizations is being administered by the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts (OAESD).

For more information on these grants, please visit the OAESD Community Summer Grant Program webpage.

Inquiries can be submitted using the Grant Program Contact Form at the bottom of the webpage.

2021 Summer Learning Grant Program Final Legislative Report

Upon the completion of the 2021 Summer Learning Grant Program, ODE was required to submit a final report to the legislature containing the program data and financial data collected from grantees throughout the grant process. The final report as submitted to the legislature on 12.10.21 can be found below. Also included is the final report submitted by the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) for the grant funds they were awarded under this program.