• State superintendent’s office announces grants for organizations supporting students’ pandemic recov

    April 30, 2022

    State superintendent’s office announces grants for organizations supporting students’ pandemic recovery

    Across Washington state, community-based organizations are helping meet the unprecedented need for services for students overcoming the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has been using federal emergency relief funds to provide grants for community-based organizations providing services in four key areas: Academic supports, behavioral health supports, case management and wraparound services, and student mentoring.
    The office announced its newest round of grantees this week. In total, OSPI has awarded 97 organizations in 34 cities spanning nearly every county. Mentoring and tutoring, literacy programs, support for students experiencing homelessness, and mobile food markets are among the programs offered.
    "Community-based organizations are a go-to source of support for students and families and they are often deeply rooted in their communities,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. “It is critical that students have access to the services they need to succeed in their K–12 educational career and beyond. These grants provide an incredible opportunity to strengthen and expand the services available to students and their families outside of the classroom."
    The newest round of grantees includes an organization in North Thurston and Tumwater that is piloting a program to provide housing for high school students who don’t have a guardian to live with, and an organization in Wenatchee providing bilingual and bicultural academic and mental health support to students.
    See a full list of awardees on OSPI’s grants program web page.