We will be using this listserv to announce new CTE and STEM grant opportunities available through the Oregon Department of Education.  The first of these is described below.  Although we don’t have exact dates for release of many of the grant applications yet, several will likely be released through December.  We are conscious of holiday schedules and will factor that into release dates and timelines for response.




The Emerging Regional STEM Hub – Backbone Grant of 2015-2017 has been released.  Click here to view the RFA.

The grant is intended to develop and expand collaborative efforts that leverage community assets in order to increase students’ proficiency, interest, and attainment of post-secondary credentials and degrees in STEM and CTE. These regional collaborations will be a catalyst to drive economic vitality for individuals, communities, and the State. This grant supports the “backbone” coordination, data, and communication efforts of emerging Regional STEM Hubs. The purpose of funding the Emerging STEM Hub Backbone is to provide initial funding to develop a local framework of sustainable partnerships and to create a formalized Partnership Plan.

Applications are due January 12, 2016.

There will be a technical assistance webinar to go over grant requirements from 12:00 – 1:00pm on November 24, 2015. A recording of the webinar will be posted upon availability.

Click here to register for the Emerging Regional STEM Hub - Backbone Grant RFA -Technical Assistance Webinar.


If you have any additional questions regarding this grant, please feel free to contact Jamie Rumage ( or 503-947-6504)



Tom Thompson

Education Specialist

Industrial and Engineering Systems

Office of Learning | Instruction, Standards, Assessment & Accountability Unit | Oregon Department of Education

255 Capitol Street NE | Salem, Oregon 97310

Voice: 503.947.5790 |Fax: 503-378-5156 |


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