Request for Applications: Early Learning Kindergarten Readiness Partnership & Innovation Program

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new strategic investment that will strengthen Oregon’s early learning system and improve outcomes for children throughout the state.

Early Learning Kindergarten Readiness Partnership & Innovation Program

The Early Learning Kindergarten Readiness Partnership and Innovation Program will invest in promising models for early learning/K-12 education across the state, and promote community and school partnerships that result in measurable increases in children’s readiness for kindergarten. Additionally, this grant program will help to build a body of evidence that Oregon can use to create replicable models for improving alignment between its early learning and K-12 education systems.

Any K-12 school district, Education Service District, nonprofit organization, post-secondary institution, Early Learning Hub, or collaboration thereof may apply for funds. There is no minimum or maximum funding amount.

Please visit the following link to view the Request for Applications.

The Early Learning Division will offer two technical assistance webinars for potential applicants. Dates, times, and links are listed below. Pre-registration is not required.

February 11 2:00 – 3:00 PM

February 26 2:00 – 4:00 PM

All questions and inquiries may be directed to Brett Walker with the Early Learning Division by email at or by phone at 503.378.5160.