Education Staff Retention and Recruitment Grant Applications

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To: Superintendents, Charter School Leaders and Business Managers
From: Michael Elliott, School Facilities Program Manager, Oregon Department of Education
Date: May 6, 2022
Re: Education Staff Retention and Recruitment Grant Applications

Dear District Leaders,

The Education Staff Retention and Recruitment Grant application is now available. The applications must be submitted by May 31, 2022. If an eligible recipient does not apply to this grant, then the funds allocated to that recipient will be reallocated among those that applied by the deadline.

Please make sure to review the application before you fill it out. The application complies with HB 4030’s requirement that personnel are significantly involved in filling out the application. Additionally, the application requires recipients to think deeply about current problems of practice hindering their workforce retention and recruitment efforts. The application also asks recipients to think about strategies they can use and key steps they can take to address the problem of practice.

To aid your work on this application, the Educator Advancement Council has provided a step-by-step guidance document to accompany the application. Included with this guidance document is a static form of the application so you can see all of the questions that will be asked. Additionally, the guidance document has tools and discussion prompts that you can use in collaboration with your district personnel to correctly fill out the application. We strongly encourage using this document as it will make the application process better and more efficient.

Once applications are received, they will be reviewed and approved by ODE and EAC. ODE and EAC will notify applicants if their application is successful or not. If an application is deemed to not be complete, the applicant can work with ODE to correct the application and still submit to qualify for the grant. Please also note that all approved applications will be posted to the website.

Thank you for your interest in the grant and efforts to address long term problems facing Oregon’s education staff workforce issues. If you have any questions, please email us at