As part of the
Student Success Act (SSA), the Oregon Department of Education is committing to improve access and opportunities for students. Under the SSA, the Latino/a/x Student Success Plan will address systematic inequities experienced by Latino/a/x students through focused investments and community partnerships.
However, we are at an unprecedented time as communities across the world are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In Oregon, this crisis creates conditions where Latino/a/x families are experiencing disproportionate impacts due to measure taken to limit the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic exacerbates and widens existing inequities faced by Latino/a/x families who are unable to access the resources needed to meet their children's educational, social, emotional, and nutritional needs.
By aligning the strategies of the Student Success Act and
Ready Schools, Safe Learners, we can create a framework and funding process by which community based organizations, school districts, and early learning hubs can support Latino/a/x students and families during these challenging times.
2020 Latino/a/x Student Success Grants
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) have released the Request for Grant Applications (RFA) for the 2020 Latino/a/x Student Success Grants. Because of the conditions created by the pandemic, the Agency is awarding these funds to address the urgent educational challenges faced by Oregon's Latino/a/x students and their families while still maintaining the statutory requirements of the Student Success Act. Read the sample RFA linked below to learn more about the application requirements and what types of projects and organizations will be prioritized through these grants.
Interim Latino/a/x Student Success Grants
Interim Latino/a/x Student Success Plan Strategies
- ODE and its community partners have developed the Interim Latino/a/x Student Success Plan and Interim Rules to guide this work for the next six months. These documents create a framework to inform our strategies, approach, and funding.
Interim Plan Document
Interim Rules Document
For questions contact
Michael Reyes Andrillon,Education Specialist / LatinX Student Plan Coordinator