Summer Early Learning Program Grant:
Intent to Award Notices Announced
Are you a Preschool Promise, Oregon Pre-Kindergarten or Early Childhood Equity Fund grantee interested in serving children and families this summer?
On March 8, 2021, Governor Kate Brown announced a $250 million Summer Learning and Child Care package to help students and young children thrive this summer. As part of the proposed package, $13 million were dedicated to extending early learning services or add additional services during the summer months through Oregon’s publicly funded early learning programs. The summer grants will create more opportunities to address the educational, social, emotional, and mental health impacts COVID-19 has had on children and their families.
The Early Learning Division (ELD) is excited to announce that applications are now open for the Summer Early Learning Program Grant, a one-time opportunity open to all eligible early learning programs. This grant recognizes that the pandemic has had wide and varied impacts on children and families across the state. By funding a variety of summer programs, this grant will respond to these impacts and increase access to early learning opportunities and family supports.
To be eligible, programs must meet the following criteria:
- Is currently an Early Childhood Equity Fund (ECEF), Oregon Pre-Kindergarten (OPK), or Preschool Promise (PSP) grantee, and
- Is either extending programming to 2020-2021 enrolled families, or starting 2021-2022 programming with new, eligible families.
The Early Learning Summer Program Grant is for providers who would like to deliver summer programming that supports children and families with early learning, social and emotional development, kindergarten transition, parent-child attachment, and parent engagement.
The deadline to submit applications was May 21, 2021. Click below for Intent to Award notices.