Criteria: Oregon Minority Educator Retention Grant
(1)The Oregon Department of Education shall establish a request for proposal solicitation and approval process to be conducted for the Oregon Minority Educator Retention Grant funds. All proposals must comply with the requirements of section 1, chapter 661, Oregon Laws 2013 (Enrolled House Bill 3233) and rules adopted to implement that section.
(2)Grants shall be awarded based on the following criteria:
(a)Whether the grant application identifies how the funds will be used to reach the targeted outcomes and intent of the Oregon Teacher Corps and the Oregon Minority Teacher Act.
(b)Whether the grant applicant demonstrates readiness, commitment, and support to design and implement models of retention for culturally and/or linguistically diverse educators.
(3)The Department shall give priority to proposals that meet the minimum criteria and:
(a)Provide a sustainability plan to continue the program for at least two years after the grant funding has ended.
(b)Consider research-based best practice around minority educator retention models.
(4)The Department of Education shall allocate funds for the grant program based on the evaluation of the grant application and the following considerations:
(a)Geographic location of the district to insure geographic diversity within the recipients of grant program funds throughout the state;
(b)Organizations who have documented evidence of creating and maintaining successful minority educator retention models;
(c)Organizations who have a high level of potential teacher candidates (applicant pool) from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds; and
(d)Give preference to entities that have demonstrated success in creating strong partnerships with community organizations to support outcomes.
Rule 581-018-0394 — Criteria: Oregon Minority Educator Retention Grant,