OEA CHOICE TRUST GRANT PROGRAMS
Starting in the fall of 2023, OEA Choice Trust will offer three types of grants to support Education Employee Well-being programs. We encourage you to read about these different funding opportunities below to determine which is the best fit for your organization.
GRANT FUNDING STREAMS
NEW! CAPACITY BUILDING GRANT
New! Capacity-Building Grants provide a year of funding and cohort-based technical assistance for new and emerging education employee well-being programs. Funds can be used to support activities that help build engagement and lay the foundation for a more robust and sustainable EEW program.
If awarded, applicants will be granted $10,000 for the year, regardless of their organization size.
EDUCATION EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING GRANT
Education Employee Well-Being (EEW) Grants provide funding to build employee well-being programs that are staff-led and meet each organization’s unique needs. New this year is a tiered funding structure to better support employee well-being based on an organization’s size. There are two opportunities each year to apply, the next grant deadline is Friday, October 27th.
The EEW Grant is a multi-year grant lasting from 3-5 years. When you have an EEW Grant, your program will also be assigned a liaison, an OEA Choice Trust staff member who is dedicated to supporting the wellness coordinator and providing technical assistance.
Sustainability Grants (formerly Mini Grants) is meant for employee well-being programs that have been in place and active for at least 12 months. New this year is a two-tiered funding structure: organizations with 500 employees or less may request up to $5,000, and organizations with more than 500 employees may request up to $10,000. There are two opportunities each year to apply, the next grant deadline is Friday, October 20th.
***If you received money from the Educator Health and Well-being Support Funding, OEA Choice Trust’s one-time pandemic response funding, you are still eligible to apply for any of our grant funding streams grants.***