Blumenauer Announces Grant to Improve Oregon Schools

April 8, 2011
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), a member of the House Budget and Ways and Means Committees, announced that Oregon will receive $5.81 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the School Improvement Grant program in fiscal year 2010. 

“Every Oregon student deserves the opportunity to attend an excellent school,” said Blumenauer. “That is why I am pleased that our chronically underperforming schools will be getting some help. This grant is a great start to turn around some of Oregon’s most challenged schools and provide students with the best possible learning environment.”

 The $5.81 million made available to Oregon is being distributed by formula to the state and will then be competed out by the state to school districts.