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School Employee Wellness Grant Program

Grants to Oregon Public School Districts and Community
Colleges for Employee Health and Wellness Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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OEA Choice Trust

Conf. Date:

09/19/19

Deadline Date:

11/05/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 per year to Oregon K-12 public school districts, community colleges, and education service districts for employee wellness programs. Funding is intended to promote the emotional, physical and social well-being of all staff.

Funding Priorities for School Employee Wellness Grants:

  1. Improve the health, well-being, and resilience of school employees by focusing on a holistic approach that includes the essential elements of well-being:
    • Purpose: Having a sense of meaning, being motivated to give back to others and the world in some positive way
    • Physical: Having good health and enough energy to get things done daily
    • Social: Having supportive relationships and fostering social belonging and connectedness
    • Emotional: The way one feels, functions, and flourishes
    • Financial: Managing one’s economic life to reduce stress and increase security
  2. Build a culture of health and well-being at the workplace by implementing a comprehensive school employee wellness program district-wide. Key factors that influence creating a healthy workplace culture include:
    • Policies, practices, and environments that promote the social, emotional, and physical well-being of employees
    • Active leadership support that communicates the value of employee well-being and demonstrates that it is a priority to the district/ESD/community college
    • Social environment that promotes staff health and well-being as the norm rather than the exception at their school

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179521

Estimated Size of Grant:

OEA Choice Trust School Employee Wellness Grant awards are a maximum of $100,000 for school employee wellness programs that will be implemented within 5 years. Please note: this is a multiyear grant award and annual grant funding requests are limited to a maximum of $30,000 per grant year.

Term of Contract:

School Employee Wellness grants fare for up to 3-5 years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, an applicant must be an Oregon K-12 school district, education service district or community college. The scope of the project, e.g. school district, school(s) within a district, campus or division of a community college is up to the grant applicant.

Notes for Charter Schools:

To be eligible to apply for an OEA Choice Trust School Employee Wellness Grant or Mini Grant, the interested charter school must demonstrate that their charter school was established from an existing public school district and the entire district converted to charter school status. Before applying, please contact Asta Garmon.

Interested Charter Schools are required to submit a completed eligibility form to confirm that they meet the newly created criteria to apply for a grant. Additionally, please note that OEA Choice Trust awards grants at the district level.

Generally not funded:
- Funds requested for political or religious purpose
- Items already purchased
- Activities already taking place
- Deficit funding

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applying for a School Employee Wellness grant takes time and effort, and you can strengthen your application by using strategies and tips from this webinar.

Host: Asta Garmon, School Employee Wellness Program Manager
Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

All registrants will have access to a recording of the presentation so even if you cannot attend, you are encouraged to register. Webinar attendees will be able to ask questions throughout the presentation.

To register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/5615656289888/WN_mTYaJWdeSgSWukTKDNuJrw

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Applications accepted no later than November 5, 2019
- Awardees notified by January 2020

Grantees will be required to provide a minimum of 50% in matching funds through in-kind donations and local contributions. In-kind donations can be donated goods, services, equipment, non-cash items, donated space, or volunteer hours from your organization or community partnerships. Local contributions are financial contributions provided by your organization or community partnerships.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://oeachoice.com/grant-program/grant-application/

Or please mail one hard copy and send one electronic/fax copy of completed grant application with the information listed above by to Inge Aldersebaes at:

OEA Choice Trust
Attention: Inge Aldersebaes
6900 SW Atlanta Street, Bldg. 2
Tigard, OR 97223

inge@oeachoice.com

FAX: (503) 624-3994 – Attention: Inge Aldersebaes

For timely answers to your SEW Grant questions, contact :
SEW Program Manager, Asta Garmon
Asta@oeachoice.com

For questions, please contact Asta Garmon at asta@oeachoice.com or 503.495.6290.

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