Oklahoma Schools COVID-19 Prevention Project 723

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In light of how important in-person learning is to students and families, the Oklahoma Schools COVID-19 Prevention Project aims to keep schools open and kids learning safely in classrooms by providing free, in-school COVID-19 testing to students who opt in with their parent or guardian’s permission.

Grant Overview

The ELC Reopening Schools Grant (Project 723) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).  The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is the sub-recipient ensuring funds are disseminated to schools, monitoring grant progress, and reimbursing schools for allowable expenses. 

To participate, schools must make a good faith effort to test onsite 5% of the total school population each month for COVID-19. Eligible schools are also able to receive reimbursement for other supplies to implement additional mitigation strategies.

How to Apply

School districts may apply within the Grants Management System (GMS) located on Single Sign-On. Look for the grant name "OK Schls COVID-19 Prevention Proj. 723."

Year 2 applications opened on July 1, 2022. The application will remain open until May 31, 2023, or until all funds have been allocated (whichever comes first). 

Oklahoma Schools COVID-19 Prevention Project 723 Resources

Please visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Project 723 Webpage to learn more about the grant and access resources including talking points for schools, testing guidance, a sample email to parents and more. This site also contains enrollment and OSDH contact information. 

  • Project 723 FAQs (updated Oct. 2022)
    View answers to questions submitted by districts that may be helpful as you strategize how to expend grant funds in the most impactful way.
  • COVID-19 Testing Plan Template (Updated July 2022)
  • ELC Incentive Plan Template 
    Incentives are allowable and cannot exceed $25 per incentive.  Districts must complete an ELC Incentive Plan Template and receive prior approval from OSDH/CDC before purchasing student incentives for grant-related activities. Return completed form to OSDE.

Consent Forms

Project 723 Claims

Project 723 Personnel Reports

Project 723 Grant Reporting

Project 723 News & Updates

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Last updated on March 31, 2023