OEA Choice Trust

Inspiring schools to create healthy
workplaces for all staff


OEA Choice Trust is dedicated to promoting the total well-being of Oregon public school employees. We believe that all school employees, no matter their role, should have the support they need to be well – physically, emotionally and socially.  Healthy worksites reduce employees’ stress, boost energy and morale and promote better balance in life – a win for all staff and students.


We think of our work as a journey to well-being that includes:


  • Grants, scholarships and professional development for customized employee wellness programs for Oregon public k-12 districts, education service districts and community colleges.
  • Resources that include technical assistance, trainings, professional development and coaching that are based on healthy worksite best practices.
  • A statewide conference and other gatherings that bring together school employees, health advocates and educators to create healthy workplaces; network with each other; and learn how to connect their colleagues and communities to the benefits of school employee wellness programs.


February 2019 OEA Choice Trust announces Employee Wellness Grant Funding Opportunity. OEA Choice Trust staff will be available by phone and email to address any questions and clarify grant requirements. Please contact Asta Garmon at asta@oeachoice.com or 503.495.6290.
November 5, 2019 Deadline for receipt of full grant applications with required signatures
November – December 2019 Evaluation Review Period by OEA Choice Trust Team
January 2020 Proposals presented to OEA Choice Trust Board of Trustees for review and grant award decisions
January 2020 Announcement of School Employee Wellness Grant awards
January 2020 Award letters and Terms and Agreement forms mailed
January – December 31, 2020 Interim Progress Reports and End of Grant Year Reports are due each grant year. Continued funding is contingent on receipt of all grant reports and OEA Choice Trust Board of Trustees’ review and continued award funding decisions.