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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.

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.

Preschool Promise Provider

This grant opportunity will expand the Preschool Promise Program to serve approximately 3,865 children. The Preschool Promise Program is a high-quality, publicly-funded preschool program that serves children ages three and four in families living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, children in foster care and children from other historically underserved populations. The program is delivered in a variety of settings including centers, homes, and schools.

New and existing providers must apply through this application and will be scored and reviewed against other applicants regionally.

Webinars

Preschool Promise Provider RFA Questions and Responses

RFA Materials

Early Childhood Equity Fund

The Early Childhood Equity Fund was created as part of the 2019 Student Success Act and will provide about $10 million annually in grants to support a broad range of culturally specific early learning, early childhood and parent support programs, including:

  • Parenting education
  • Parent-child interactions
  • Kindergarten transition
  • Tribal language preservation and revitalization

Webinars

Early Childhood Equity Fund RFA Questions and Responses

RFA Materials

  • Early Childhood Equity Fund Request for Applications
  • Early Childhood Equity Fund Request for Applications Updated with Addendum – February 24, 2020
  • Early Childhood Equity Fund Request for Applications Updated with Addendum – March 16, 2020
  • Support Sessions – Attend an In-Person Application Session
  • Technical Assistance Opportunities
Oregon Pre-Kindergarten

The Oregon Pre-Kindergarten program was created by the 1987 Oregon Legislature to provide comprehensive preschool services modeled after the federal Head Start program, adhering to the federal Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Head Start Act. Oregon modeled the Oregon Pre-Kindergarten program after Head Start to expand high-quality early learning opportunities for the lowest income and highest need preschool children from prenatal to five years.

In addition to the Student Success Act, House Bill 2025 extends the age range of Oregon Pre-Kindergarten services to include prenatal through age three services, allows for extended day services for preschool aged children, and includes requirements for lead teacher and teacher assistant salaries.

Webinars

Oregon Pre-Kindergarten – Recorded on February 26, 2020 (English)
Learn about the application process, eligibility, timeline and more.

Oregon Pre-Kindergarten – Recorded on February 10, 2020 (English)
Oregon Pre-Kindergarten Application Request for Application

Tribal Grant Opportunities  – Recorded on April  23, 2020 (English)
Learn about specific opportunities available to Tribal Governments.

Oregon Pre-Kindergarten RFA Questions and Responses

RFA Materials

  • Oregon Pre-Kindergarten Request for Applications
  • Oregon Pre-Kindergarten Request for Applications Updated with Addendum – March 16, 2020
  • Oregon Pre-Kindergarten Request for Applications Updated with Addendum – March 19, 2020
Preschool Promise Fiscal Agent

Oregon’s Early Learning Division is inviting applications from interested and eligible entities to serve as Preschool Promise Fiscal Agents. Preschool Promise Fiscal Agents will be eligible to provide technical assistance to Preschool Promise Program Providers on a variety of business and administrative functions. Applicants must apply through this application which will be scored and reviewed against other applicants.

Webinars

Preschool Promise Fiscal Agent RFA Questions and Responses

RFA Materials

  • Preschool Promise Fiscal Agent Request for Applications
Outreach Materials

Preschool Promise Graphic/Social Media (English)

Preschool Promise Graphic/Social Media (English)

Preschool Promise Graphic/Social Media (Spanish)

Preschool Promise Graphic/Social Media (Spanish)

Early Childhood Equity Fund Graphic/Social Media (English)

Early Childhood Equity Fund Graphic/Social Media (English)

Early Childhood Equity Fund Graphic/Social Media(Spanish)

Early Childhood Equity Fund Graphic/Social Media (Spanish)

Grants

Kindergarten Readiness Partnership & Innovation Program (KPI)

The Early Learning Kindergarten Readiness Partnership & Innovation Grant Program invests in promising models for connecting early learning and K-3 education across the state, and promotes community and school partnerships that result in measurable increases in children’s readiness for kindergarten.

The Grant Program is designed to establish scalable and replicable models for P-3 alignment at the local level, with a focus on shared professional development for early learning providers and kindergarten teachers, supporting successful transitions into kindergarten for all children, and engaging families as equal partners in children’s learning and development.

Oregon Student Child Care Grant

The Oregon Student Child Care Grant Program was established to assist parents enrolled in post-secondary education obtain safe, dependable care that supports their children’s development while allowing completion of the parent’s academic programs.

Click the button below to learn more about the program, eligibility requirements and application process.

  • Administrative Cost Limit Letter | June 11, 2021
  • Administrative Costs Policy #ELD-001 for Early Learning Division (ELD)