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Latino/a/x & Indigenous Student Success Plan Request for Applications (RFA)

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The Oregon Department of Education’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 - 2023 Latino/a/x and Indigenous* Student Success Grants

The Latino/a/x & Indigenous* Student Success Plan seeks to address historic and current systemic inequities experienced by Latino/a/x and Indigenous* students through focused investments and partnerships with community-based organizations, school districts, early learning providers, and higher education. The plan centers equity and community by ensuring those closest to the problem help develop and design the solutions. Through this effort, we will work to close the opportunity gap and eliminate educational disparities to ensure all students can thrive.


The following values guide and shape this Plan:

  • Student-Centered
  • Policy and Systems Change
  • Centering Cultural and Community Assets

You can read the Plan in full here


As part of this Plan, the 2022-2023 Latino/a/x and Indigenous* Student Success Grants are being made available to Community-Based Organizations, school districts, early learning hubs or early learning providers, Tribes, education service districts, and post-secondary institutions of education to address the goals and objectives in their Grant Application for the Latino/a/x and Indigenous* Student Success Plan.


The goal of these Grants is to support community-led efforts towards policy and systems change to improve educational outcomes for Latino/a/x and Indigenous* students. Using the Plan values (student-centered, policy and systems change, and centering cultural and community assets) and the approach (People, Practice, Policy), each Applicant must develop programs, activities, and strategies to meet their chosen objectives of the Plan (“Project”).  Each Project proposed and implemented by an Applicant must emphasize strategies to meet Plan objectives using a policy and systems change lens to create conditions for long-term change.

The amount of each Grant is anticipated to be up to $250,000 for the 2022-2023 school year. A portion of those funds, not to exceed $50,000, may be made available for startup costs, summer programs and/or build capacity for the 2022-2023 school year based on a demonstrated ability and need to implement the strategies provided in the Plan. Grantees will receive up to $250,000 for the 2022-2023 school year and future grant renewals (2023-2025 biennium and beyond) will be awarded at up to $200,000 per year.

  • ​April 29, 2022 - Grant RFA Released
  • May 10, 2022 - Informational Webinar (English)
  • May 12, 2022 - Informational Webinar (Spanish)
  • May 24, 2022 - Request for Clarifiaction Due (by 12:00 p.m.)
  • June 3, 2022 - Applications Due
  • July 11, 2022 - Notice of Award (approximate)
All RFA materials can also be accessed on OregonBuys​

ODE is hosting two webinars for potential applicants to learn about the RFA, application process, and evaluation criteria.

Below are recordings of these webinars and the slidedecks for those who cannot attend or want to review the presentation again.



Contact:

Any questions or requests for clarification can be sent to Karen Hull at karen.hull@ode.oregon.gov. Questions or Requests for Clarification are due by 12pm on May 24, 2022.



*(Indigenous Mexican, Central, South American, and Caribbean)