ECOEA offers Internal Organizing Grants of up to $500 to local associations within the ECOEA district to be used to increase membership and engagement of the members within the local. The activities supported by the grant should be guided by the strategic priorites of OEA–increase local capacity to be more relevant to its members, improve the image of educators and build OEA as a resource for professional issues, These grants will be awarded at the ECOEA Spring Representative Assembly on April 6, 2019. One important criteria for locals to apply is the election and attendance of delegates to the OEA Representative Assembly. Delegate elections take place at the beginning of the school year. Be sure your local is holding delegate elections and reporting delegates to OEA before the October 15th deadline.
The grants of up to $500 are competitive—ECOEA will award up to $5,000 each year to locals that apply. Please complete the application below for consideration. All applicants will receive a confirmation email that their form is complete. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. The applications will be reviewed by the ECOEA Executive Committee at their March meeting and awarded at the ECOEA Spring RA. All documentation of expenses and final report is due to the ECOEA Business Manager no later than December 31, 2019.
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Grant awardees of the 2018 Internal Organizing Grant and grant titles were:
Jackson Classified Personnel Association; New Member Luncheon
Triway Education Association; Teacher Appreciation
New Philadelphia Education Association; Celebrating Our Teachers
Wellsville Education Association; Back to School, Union Strong
East Canton Education Association; Back to School Packages and New Member Recruitment Luncheon
Newcomerstown Teachers’ Association; Newcomerstown’s New Teacher Engagement
Minerva Local EA; MLEA Calendars. Shown below are the leadership team at Minerva distributing a calendar to members. The calendars show important dates for MLEA and their district.