Summer Learning and Child Care Grant
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.
Here is what we know:
- Grantees can use current funding to continue current services through June 30, 2021.
- This will be a separate grant agreement for services provided July 1 to August 31, 2021.
- This funding will be for in-person services.
- The goal of these funds will vary by program type, but may include academic support, enrichment activities, developmental assessments and referrals, social and emotional skill development, kindergarten transition activities, parent/child support, and other appropriate services that meet funding goals.
Applications coming soon!
For more information, contact your program manager:
Early Childhood Equity Fund (ECEF): ECEF@state.or.us
Oregon Pre-Kindergarten (OPK): Lindsay.Pearson@state.or.us
Preschool Promise (PSP): PSP@state.or.us
The 2019 Oregon Legislature passed the Student Success Act, which included the creation of a new Early Learning Account to fund investments focused on increasing access to high-quality early care and education for historically-underserved children under the age of five and their families.