2020-2021 Early Childhood Equity Fund
Oregon’s Early Learning Division (ELD) is inviting applications from interested and eligible providers to participate in and deliver services under the Early Childhood Equity Fund Program for the 2020-2021 program year. This is a new program. Applicants must apply through this application, which will be reviewed and scored against other applications statewide.
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
The fund aims to close opportunity gaps for children and families who experience systemic disparities because of any combination of factors, such as race, income, zip code, or language through funding early learning services rooted in culture, home language, and lived experience.