Program Areas for Funding

Adolescent and School Health

The Adolescent and School Health Program has four program areas: (1) policy and assessment, (2) school-based health centers, (3) school nursing and (4) youth sexual health.

OHA’s goals are to improve access to quality health services and health education for all youth in Oregon, to provide partners with opportunities to build capacity, learn new information, and improve practice in order to better meet the needs of all youth in Oregon, and to illuminate the strengths and needs of all youth in Oregon through collection, analysis and dissemination of accurate and timely data. The program will prioritize this funding opportunity to support CBO-school partnerships in strengthening workforce capacity in schools, providing culturally specific and responsive care, and meeting the challenges and needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who can apply?​

We welcome applications from organizations of all sizes and perspectives, especially those that are new and those that have not received funding from OHA before. 

To apply and to be eligible for award of a Grant Agreement, an Applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Any 501(c)(3) organization registered with the Oregon Secretary of State and located in Oregon that provides culturally responsive services to communities in Oregon that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.  Individuals and organizations with 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsors are eligible to apply. Organizations must hold commercial general liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damage of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and annual aggregate limit not less than $2,000,000 at the time of Grant award, if awarded. This should not be a barrier to applying. The cost of insurance may be added to the proposed budget and purchased with grant funds after being awarded.
  2. Any partnership or coalition of organizations working together, where the fiscal agent is a 501(c)(3) organization.
  3. All grantees must abide by OHA’s nondiscrimination policy, and state and federal civil rights laws, unless otherwise exempted by federal or state law. Specifically, people participating in OHA-sponsored activities or programs may not be treated unfairly because of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

Total funding available

There is a total of $2 million to be granted in this program area, based on funding available to OHA. The number and amount of individual awards will be determined based on the submissions received.

Funding priorities

Funding must be spent on personnel or support for personnel (for example, training, support for certification/licensure) in schools, and must include some elements of COVID-19 recovery. OHA priorities include the following:
  • Enhancing workforce capacity for culturally and linguistically specific services in schools for communities;
  • Hiring and developing youth leadership; 
  • Mental health and behavioral health capacity; 
  • Outreach, engagement and resource navigation; 
  • Support for COVID-19 guidance, procedures, planning and response; 
  • Providing livable wages to unlicensed staff.

Eligible activities

Funding is available for the activities listed below. Please also propose other policy development and advocacy activities based on community needs and priorities:
  • Support schools for culturally specific health education, resource navigation, outreach and engagement with students, families of students, and school staff related to COVID-19;
  • Support schools and school districts in assessment for COVID-19-related planning, communication and response;
  • Support schools with culturally specific outreach, engagement, resource navigation, community health worker support, behavioral health support, overdose prevention, and other response and recovery services related to COVID-19.

If you do not see activities that would most benefit your community, please propose other priority activities that would meet your community’s needs.

To learn about what OHA is already funding in this program area, please visit the web page link here.