AFT Innovation Grant Application Instructions for Chapters

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), OSEA’s national affiliate, has announced new grant opportunities for the 2022 to 2023 school year to support local initiatives on educator recruitment and retention and career and technical education. All OSEA chapters are encouraged to apply; please note that your application must include a written endorsement from President Sarah Wofford. Email Sarah to get the endorsement. Please see below for detailed application instructions.

2 OSEA chapters, Phoenix-Talent Chapter 96 and Eugene Chapter 1, have won grants through this program in previous years! If your chapter has an idea that meets this year’s grant priorities, complete an application by Sunday, November 13 at 9 p.m. PST.

Application Instructions

  1. Click here to access AFT’s online application
  2. Complete all required fields in the application. Some will ask for information specific to your chapter; the fields below need information about OSEA at the state level:

Application instructionsAffiliate Name

Use your full chapter name and number, as in “OSEA Eugene Chapter 1”

Local Union #

Use OSEA’s AFT Local number: “6732”

Affiliate Address

Use the State Office: “4735 Liberty Rd South Salem, OR 97302”

Affiliate President Name

OSEA’s State President is Sarah Wofford

President’s Email

Email President Sarah Wofford

Phone Number

Use your own phone number, or the contact person for this grant application

President’s Endorsement

Email President Sarah Wofford to request an endorsement for your grant.