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African American/Black Student Success Request for Application

The Request for Applications for the 2021-23 African American/Black Student Success Plan Grants has closed. Below are the materials that were used in the creation and presentation of the grant.

The purpose of the grant is to support African/African American/Black/African Diaspora culturally specific community-based organizations, early learning hubs, providers of early learning services, school districts, post- secondary institutions of education and/or collaborations thereof, who are working to design, implement, improve, expand, or otherwise revise programs and services for African/African American/Black/African Diaspora students and families. The programs and services provided will assist African/African American/Black/African Diaspora students to develop a range of knowledge and skills that will lead to successful student outcomes in educational achievement; address issues such as disproportionate discipline, attendance, chronic absenteeism, and early childhood to elementary, middle to high school and high school to post- secondary transitions; and will include a variety of supports including the involvement of parents and communities across the state.

All materials and details are posted in the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) under Notice # ODE-1172-21. You must be registered to log in and download the materials. Use the “Browse Opportunities” menu and select “Advanced Search”. Enter the opportunity number and search. An informational webinar will be held May 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. A login link for that meeting will be posted to the African American/Black Student Success webpage prior to the webinar.


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AABSS Plan Presentation

(Delivered May 27, 2021 to Oregon Community Foundation)

AABSS Plan Coordinator, Shelaswau Crier, delivered a presentation on the AABSS Plan on May 27, 2021. Prospective applicants may find the presentation helpful to learn more about the program. Video of the presentation and slides are below.

Presentation Topics

  • African American/Black Student Success Plan
    • Overview
      • History and Background
      • Creation and Implementation: 3 Base Components
        • Advisory Group
        • Grant
        • Broad scale implementation
    • The Plan
    • Grant Program
      • Overview of the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR)
      • Example programs and partnerships
    • Integrated Implementation

2021-2023 Biennium RFA Webinar Recording and Materials

May 24, 2021

2021-2023 Biennium RFA Webinar

May 19, 2021

The Oregon Department of Education’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will be hosting an informational webinar regarding the African American/Black Student Success 21-23 Biennium Request for Applications. This webinar will occur on May 20, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please use the following link to register for the webinar: Note that you must register and be in the GoToWebinar to be able to ask questions during the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and made available for later viewing.

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