Grow Your Own Initiative

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In support of state goals related to the diversification of the educator workforce and to ensure high quality, culturally responsive educators in every classroom across Oregon, the EAC supports local and regional partnerships implementing Grow Your Own strategies to:

  • Promote interest in the educator profession, coordinate culturally responsive educator preparation, development, and advancement efforts, as well as share data needed to achieve a diverse, high quality pool of professionals;

  • Build affordable, regional career pathways into education, including access for adult students, to achieve a workforce that is culturally responsive and reflective of  P-12 student demographics; and

  • Support novice educators through induction and mentorship programs focused on culturally responsive curricula, instruction practices, and learning environments that support every student to be successful.

View the 2020-2022 GYO Grantees. Information on the next grant opportunity and request for applications will be available in spring 2022.


GYO Partnerships funded by the EAC

Resources for Current Grantees

In 2020, the EAC funded 27 GYO partnership across the state. Current grantees can find links to resources below:

2021-2022 Grant Guidance Document

Disbursement Request Template

Disbursement Request Form

EAC Partners Communications Guide

Contact us:

Lynne Gardner, Director, Program Development and Assessment, at