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The Oregon Department of Education, Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Applications for the 2021-2023 African American/Black Student Success Plan 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.