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Community-Based Organizations Supporting Auburn Student Learning Receive OSPI Grants

To help provide students with additional supports for their learning this year, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is distributing $8.1 million in federal emergency funds to 38 local and 2 statewide community-based organizations (CBOs).

The response to the competitive grant was overwhelming. A total of 191 requests were submitted, totaling more than $40 million in need. Given the limited funds available, this means that just $1 of every $5 requested could be awarded.

Priority was given to applications that included direct service to students – such as support for remote learning, tutoring, and social-emotional learning designed to address the unique needs of students in student groups that have historically been furthest from educational justice.

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OSPI also aimed to select CBOs that are representative of student populations and regionally distributed across the state, leading to:

  • $1.9 million provided to CBOs in the Eastern region;
  • $3.6 million provided to CBOs in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties;
  • $2 million provided to CBOs in the Western region outside of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties; and
  • $600,000 provided to CBOs that serve students statewide.

Grants Awarded Affecting Auburn:
All received grants between $250,000 – $400,000

International Rescue Committee (Tukwila, Highline, and Auburn School Districts)
Latino Civic Alliance (Statewide)
Communities in Schools of Washington (Statewide)

All Students Prepared For Post-Secondary Pathways, Careers, And Civic Engagement.

Led by State Superintendent Chris Reykdal, OSPI oversees K-12 public education in Washington state. Our mission is to provide funding, resources, tools, data and technical assistance that enable educators to ensure students succeed in our public schools, are prepared to access post-secondary training and education, and are equipped to thrive in their careers and lives.

The above is a press release from the OSPI .  The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents and encourages our readers to personally verify any information they find may be overly biased or questionable. The publication of this press release does not indicate an endorsement of its contents. 


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