The Education Employee Well-Being (EEW) Grant provides funding to public K-12 districts, ESDs, and community colleges throughout Oregon to benefit the health and well-being of their employees.  EEW Grants supports the creation of staff-led well-being programs that support the unique needs of each organization. Grantees can continue to receive funding for up to five years to support the sustainability of their program.


Fall applications are due by end-of-day Friday, October 25, 2024.  

NEW! Read about updates to the grant program below.

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Tiered Funding Structure

We are excited to announce a new, more equitable tiered funding structure that provides access to funds based on the number of employees at an organization. (Employee total should include all organization employees.)

Please contact Asta if you have any questions about the new tiered funding structure:

Tier Number of Employees Maximum Funding Over 5 Years Request Limit Per Year
Tier 0 1-19 *See note below *See note below
Tier 1 20-74 $50,000 $15,000
Tier 2 75-299 $150,000 $40,000
Tier 3 300-999 $250,000 $75,000
Tier 4 1,000-2,999 $350,000 $100,000
Tier 5 3,000 or more *See note below *See note below

The Trust has limitations on how much money can be funded each year. Typically, financial capacity would limit the number of Tier 4 and Tier 5 organizations the Trust can fund at a time.

*Note for Tiers 0 and 5: If your organization has 19 or fewer employees OR 3,000 or more employees, please reach out to OEA Choice Trust before submitting your application to determine the funding amount.


Past EEW grantees whose funding ended three or more years ago are now eligible to apply again if funding is used to:

  • address evolving needs
  • expand a current EEW program
  • or deepen existing work

Preference will be given to applicants who have not received an EEW Grant before.  Please contact Asta for more information.

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Want More Information?

Contact Asta, Education Employee Well-being Grant Manager

Phone – 971.380.5551

Calendly – schedule a 15 min. meeting

Email –

OEA Choice Trust Grantees

OEA Choice Trust is proud to work with school districts, ESDs, and community colleges across Oregon.

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