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Current Grant Applications Sought

Education Enhancement Grant Application – January 2018

The Lane Education Foundation (LEF) is offering grants for projects that will enhance the educational experiences of the students in your district, building(s), or classroom(s). A broad range of projects will be considered, with extra weight given to projects that support the smaller, rural districts.

LEF will be awarding $7000 over a two-year period starting in 2018. Individual grant awards for each year will range from $250 - $1000.

Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5pm on February 16, 2018. Grant awards will be announced by February 28, 2018 and funds distributed by March 16, 2018.

Employees of the following districts are especially encouraged to apply:

Blachly, Crow-Applegate-Lorane, Fern Ridge, Lowell, Mapleton, Marcola, Oakridge, Siuslaw, Lane Education Service District

Please direct any questions to:

Download the application

Recent Grants Won

Kids in Transition to School (KITS)

SIF LogoThe Lane Education Foundation is a proud sub-grantee of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) program. The SIF dollars are being used to support the implementation of the Kids in Transition to School (KITS) program in seven rural school districts.

KITS is currently in Lowell, McKenzie, Marcola, Crow-Applegate-Lorane, Fern Ridge, Siuslaw, and South Lane school districts. The total SIF Federal dollar awarded to LEF per year is: $482,778.

KITS is an evidence-based school readiness program developed at the Oregon Social Learning Center, that offers a unique, two-generational approach designed to boost children's literacy, self-regulation, and social skills just prior to kindergarten entry and provide support to families as their children transition into kindergarten.

Recent Grants Awarded

LEF was excited to award a $1000 grant to the Lane Healthcare Pathways program to help send two of their participating students to the Career Technical Student Organization's International Leadership Conference, in Nashville, TN.

LEF was proud to contribute $500 to the Lane ESD Up-Close project. This project took four Lane County students, representing several of our Title Programs, on an organized trip to Washington, D.C., where they were able to get a close up look at all three branches of government and meet with our local Congressional delegation.