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2022-2023 Reporting and 2023-2024 Application Process

Please read the content below to understand the process thoroughly, and use this button or the links below to access the online application and reporting system.

OUTDOOR SCHOOL APPLICATION AND REPORTING SYSTEM REGISTRATION

Every applicant must register in the Outdoor School application and reporting system, and each district must designate a representative, as only one designate is permitted per district.
The representative can register as a user by selecting "Create a new account" in the lower right below the login button.
Once registered, this username and password will be used for all future access (only one designated representative can register per district).
If the password is lost, please use the "forgot your password" link under the login form.
The application form permits the representative to complete the application for each school or delegate each application.
By delegating the application, an email with the link will be sent to the delegate for that specific school.
Once the application for every school is complete, the delegate can submit the application by clicking on “Save and return to District or ESD”.
The link will then be inactivated, and the delegate will not be able to return to the report.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at outdoorschool@oregonstate.edu for assistance.

IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENTS: Delegates and Designates are encouraged to SAVE their work frequently.

2022-2023 Reporting Process

 

UPDATED: The Outdoor School 2022-2023 Reporting System is tentatively scheduled to open toward the end of February 2023.

PENDING: In 2022-2023, the OSU Extension Service Outdoor School program is again considering adding indirect cost support to the district's reimbursed costs if the district submits their Outdoor School report by July 31, 2023. This indirect cost support will include $3.50 per participating student (no less than $500 and no more than $20,000 per district) in the district's final invoice / reimbursement if funds are available.  

A District submitting their Outdoor School report after July 31, 2023, but before the NEW REPORTING DEADLINE of September 30, 2023 will not receive the indirect cost support funds, but will receive reimbursement of their actual costs. Districts submitting their Outdoor School reports after September 30, 2023 will not be reimbursed for their outdoor school costs. 

As in previous years, the report will require you to upload a PDF file of your outdoor school program’s agenda, schedule, or curriculum. We have some examples and an optional template that you are welcome to use as you gather these materials. Thank you to Rogue Environmental Education and Camp Tamarack for providing examples.



The 2022-2023 Outdoor School fund reporting process will use the online reporting system linked above. Each district is required to register in the online application/reporting tool. If the login name is lost or the designate changes, please contact us for help. If the password is lost, use the "forgot your password" link under the login form. 

Each reporting form permits the district’s designate to either complete the report, or delegate the online completion of their school(s) report(s). The delegation process sends a link (in an email) requesting the delegate (contributor) register within the system (which is a one-time process) and they will then see the documents they've been asked to complete.

IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENTS: The designate or the contributor(s) can log in to the online application/reporting system as often as necessary to complete their reports. However, as with most systems, we encourage SAVING your progress frequently. Once a contributor clicks the "Save and Return to District or ESD" button, they will no longer have access to that report through the online system. Also, to assist in the data collection process, the Outdoor School team has created a 2021-2022 Report Questions document for your use.

We also recommend that schools, districts, and designates review the following documents for complete understanding of the funding process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Budget Categories and Fiscal Policies

Only one report/payment cycle can be managed at this time. We appreciate your understanding!

 

2023-2024 Application Process

The 2023-2024 Outdoor School Funding Application process is tentatively scheduled to open on May 5, 2023.
If you have questions about 2023-2024 funding, please do not hesitate to contact us at outdoorschool@oregonstate.edu.
We have created a new tool to help districts/schools estimate how much funding to request in their outdoor school application. Please visit our Estimating Costs for Outdoor School Applications page to view, download, and print the tool.

Districts that have not yet used the online application/reporting tool, will need to register as a user (select "Create a new account" in the lower right below the login button). Be prepared to register with the assigned  Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) number. Please contact us for help with questions regarding the IGA with Oregon State University or to get a copy of the agreement.

Once registered, this username/password will be used for all future access (only one registrant per district). If the password is lost, please use the "forgot your password" link under the login form. As with the reporting form, the application form permits the district’s designated representative to complete the application or to delegate the online completion of each school(s) application(s). The delegation process sends a link (in an email) to the district's delegate requesting that they complete the appropriate portions of the named school’s application.

IMPORTANT FEATURES: The district or their contributor can enter the online system as little or as frequently as necessary. Contributors and designated representatives are encouraged to SAVE their work frequently. REMEMBER - NEW contributors must now register (a one-time process) within the Application and Reporting system.  The registration MUST be done by using the link provided in the delegation request email and then clicking on “Create a new account”.  If the delegate uses the “Create a new account” from the online Application and Reporting tool - it will take them to the wrong registration form. Please remind them to use the link provided.

If you or the contributor click on the “Save and Return to District or ESD” button, the  application will no longer be visible in your contributor's “home screen” (seen after the contributor logs in with your contributor's credentials), and you will not be able to return to the application. To assist in the data collection process, the Outdoor School team has created a 2022-2023 Application Question document for your use.

We also recommend the designated representatives and delegates to review the following documents for a complete understanding of the funding process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (2023-2024 baseline funding values have not yet been established)

Budget Categories and Fiscal Policies

 

2023-2024 Reporting Process

The OSU Extension Service Outdoor School program continues to work toward adding indirect cost support to the district's reimbursed costs if the district submits their Outdoor School report by July 31, 2023. This indirect cost support, if finalized, will include $3.50 per participating student (no less than $500 and no more than $20,000 per district) in the district's final invoice / reimbursement.  

A District submitting their Outdoor School report after July 31, 2023, but before September 30, 2023 will not receive the indirect cost support funds, but will receive reimbursement of their actual costs. NOTE THIS NEW DEADLINE  - Districts submitting their Outdoor School reports after September 30, 2022 will not be reimbursed for their outdoor school costs. 

As in previous years, the report will require you to upload a PDF file of your outdoor school program’s agenda, schedule, or curriculum. We have some examples and an optional template that you are welcome to use as you gather these materials. Thank you to Rogue Environmental Education and Camp Tamarack for providing examples.



The 2022-2023 Outdoor School reporting process will use the online reporting system linked above. Each district is required to register in the online application/reporting tool. If the login name is lost or the designate changes, please contact us for help. If the password is lost, use the "forgot your password" link under the login form. Passwords can be reset only once in each 24 hour period.

Each reporting form permits the district’s designate to either complete the report, or delegate the online completion of their school(s) report(s). The delegation process sends a link (in an email) requesting the delegate register within the system (which is a one-time process) and they will then see the documents they've been asked to complete.

IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENTS: The designate or their delegate can log in to the online application/reporting system as often as necessary to complete their report. However, as with most systems, we encourage SAVING your progress frequently. Once a delegate clicks the "Save and Return to District or ESD" button, the delegate will no longer have access to that report through the online system. Also, to assist in the data collection process, the Outdoor School team has created a 2022-2023 Report Questions document for your use.

We also recommend that schools, districts, and designates review the following documents for complete understanding of the funding process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Budget Categories and Fiscal Policies

Only one report/payment cycle can be managed at this time. We appreciate your understanding!

 

TIMELINES:

2022-2023 Applications are CLOSED. Please contact your Regional Coordinator if you have questions about 2022-2023 funding.

2022-2023 Reports (updated 12/20/2022): 

  • February 28, 2023 (modified from January 15, 2022) - Tentative opening date for the 2022-2023 Reporting system.
  • July 31, 2023 — 2022-2023 Reports submitted by this date qualify for indirect cost funds.
  • September 30, 2023 - Reimbursement Deadline - Districts submitting reports after this date will not be reimbursed for their outdoor school costs.

2023-2024 Applications:

PLEASE NOTE - The 2023-2024 application can only be accessed after the district's 2022-2023 report is completed.

  • May 5, 2023 — the 2023-2024 Application Process is tentatively scheduled to open.
  • October 16, 2023 — the 2023-2024 Application Process will CLOSE

2023-2024 Reports: 

  • January 5, 2024 - Tentative opening date for the 2023-2024 Reporting system.
  • July 31, 2024 - Preferred Reporting Deadline - Status of indirect cost funds is pending.
  • September 30, 2024 - Reimbursement Deadline - Districts submitting reports after this date will not be reimbursed for their outdoor school costs.
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