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Family and Community Engagement

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 414
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: 405-522-6225
Fax: 405-522-2269

Afterschool and Summer Learning and Enrichment Grant: Now Closed

Application Deadline Extended

Application deadline now Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 3:00 pm

Due to the competitive nature of this grant application, questions should be directed in writing to the grant specialist at Paige.Johnson@sde.ok.gov

How to Apply

The application will open in the Fall and all links to grant forms will become live in the Grants Management System (GMS). A visual flowchart is available to help with the application process.

STEP 1: Read and Prepare

Potential applicants should read and prepare for the competitive grant process by reviewing the following documents:

Step 2: Review Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) to decide whether to apply for Ignite or Expand Grant

The OSDE will award two types of grants through this initiative: Ignite and Expand.

Ignite Grant
  • Amount: $50,000 - $75,000 per year
  • Purpose: Demonstration Program
    • Demonstration programs are used to pilot long-term design solutions to improve out-of-school time offerings. The primary purpose of the program design is to support communities in addressing a single gap in service from COVID-19.
  • Grantees will be required to participate in technical assistance and professional learning towards achieving Oklahoma’s key principles of a comprehensive high-quality program.
  • Programs may be designed for afterschool, summer, or a combination of the two program types.
Expand Grant
  • Amount: $75,000 – $150,000 per year
  • Purpose: Development Program
    • Development programs are designed to strengthen, broaden, and/or rebuild a comprehensive program. The primary purpose of the program design is to support communities in moving out-of-school time program plans to scale.
  • Grantees will be required to participate in technical assistance and professional learning towards achieving Oklahoma’s key principles of a comprehensive high-quality program.
  • Programs should be designed to provide year-round programming during both school-year and summer.

Step 3: Obtain Grants Management System Access

Grant applications will be completed through the online Grants Management System (GMS). All non-district organizations will receive log-in credentials from the Office of Family and Community Engagement to gain access to the GMS.

Updated 12.6.2021

Due to the 24-48 hour turnaround time for getting credentials, we are no longer accepting new credential requests.

All non-district applicants must complete and sign the Credential Request form, then email a scanned copy to: Paige.Johnson@sde.ok.gov.

School districts will access the application through the OSDE Single Sign-On system.

STEP 4: Register and/or Update Your Entity at SAM.gov 

All organizations are required to register at Sam.gov. When visiting the SAM.gov website, the right side of the page provides information to get started or renew entity to be eligible to apply for the competitive grant. If you are unsure of your organization’s status, check registration status and follow directions on the website. 

    STEP 5: Define Roles and Responsibilities for your School-Community Partnership and establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    Develop an effective Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the organizations to clearly document the partnership and plan for services.

    STEP 6: Log-in and BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION

    The application is located in the Grants Management System (GMS). You may begin working on the application once the grant application has been released and you have GMS access.

    School districts may access the GMS through the Single Sign-On system to prepare your grant application. Non-district community-based organizations may access the application by the direct link to the Grants Management System that was provided by the grant office.

    Please continue to refer to the Applicant FAQs as you construct your application.

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    Last updated on December 7, 2021