House Bill 2016 directs the Department of Education to develop and implement a statewide education plan for African American/Black students who are in early childhood through post-secondary education programs. The Department has convened an advisory group comprised of members of the African American/Black community and other stakeholders from across the state of Oregon to provide advice to the Department regarding the plan.
The plan will address:
- the disparities experienced by African American and Black students in every indicator of academic success.
- the historical practices leading to disproportionate outcomes for the students.
- the educational needs of the students from early childhood through post-secondary education by examining culturally responsive and appropriate best practices in this state and across the nation.
The Department will be awarding grants to early learning service providers, school districts, post-secondary institutions, and community-based organizations to implement strategies developed in the plan.
The request for Grant Applications for the African American Black Student Success Plan is now open. It is posted in the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN). You must be a registered Vendor in ORPIN to be able to download Notices, Solicitations and to receive any addendums related to the RFA. Please register if you have not already points of contacts will be listed on the application once registered and the opportunity number is selected that opens the application.
The opportunity number is ODE-2468-19.
This was issued using the following NIGP codes:
952-13: Big Brother, Big Sister, and Similar Type Program Services
952-18:Child Care Services (Incl.Food Program Services)
952-51:Head Start Program
952-83: Youth/Summer Youth Program Services
African American/Black Student Success Plan Advisory Group