The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is pleased to issue the Request for Proposal (RFP) to focus on the achievement of Oregon’s African American/Black students. The programs and services to be provided under the grant will support African American and Black students to have access to a range of knowledge, skills, and abilities that will lead to successful student outcomes in educational achievement. It will also address issues from early childhood to post-secondary transitions and will include a variety of supports including the involvement of parents, educators and communities across the state.
Through House Bill 2016, the Oregon Legislature created the African American/Black Student Success Plan Grant for the purpose of funding projects related to this effort. ODE anticipates the award of up to four grants from this RFP. Individual grants will vary in value not to exceed the total budget amount of $2,689,283.00. The term of the grant is July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Early Learning Hubs, providers of early learning services, school districts, post-secondary institutions of education and/or culturally specific community-based organizations are encouraged to apply. A consortium that includes any of the above agents is strongly encouraged to apply.
Please contact Lill Gray, Director of Procurement Services, with any questions.