Oklahoma Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (OSRCL) Grant

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Oklahoma Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy 

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 315
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Brook Meiller
Project Manager brook.meiller@sde.ok.gov
Phone: (405) 522-0285            Fax:  (405) 522-5779

Michelle Seybolt
School Improvement/Data Specialist  michelle.seybolt@sde.ok.gov  Phone: (405) 522-2214

Sharon Morgan
Literacy Specialist sharon.morgan@sde.ok.gov    Phone: (405) 522-3241 

The purpose of the Oklahoma Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (OSRCL) grant is to support districts in creating and implementing comprehensive literacy programs to advance literacy skills of Oklahoma students from birth through grade 12, including limited-English-proficient students and students with disabilities. Through the OSCRCL grant, the OSDE will award $20,325,000 to districts.



Literacy Plan Revision Work Session

The OSRCL team will be hosting a work session on January 10th from 9 am to 3 pm for anyone wanting assistance on revising their local literacy plan. The meeting will be at the Francis Tuttle - Portland Campus.  

Professional Development Survey

If you are participating in a professional development that lasts more than half a day, please have participants fill out the following survey.


OSRCL December Newsletter

Click on link below for exciting OSRCL updates!



Eligible Partnerships

Partnership is critical to the success of OSRCL programs. Partnerships eligible to apply for an OSRCL grant must include:
  • a continuous feeder pattern structure within a high-needs (see criteria below) district comprised of:
    • elementary schools;
    • one middle school; AND
    • one high school
  • one and no more than two non-profit early childhood providers.
Partnerships may also include:
  • partners that are identified in order to assist meeting established needs identified through a local literacy plan, i.e. institutions of higher education, public libraries, community based tutoring programs, etc.

High-Need Criteria

In an effort to ensure that the greatest number of disadvantaged students receive improved instruction and services through the OSRCL, the OSDE considers a district to be high-needs and eligible to apply for OSRCL funding if it meets the following criterion:
  • The district's free/reduced lunch rate for 2017-18 is 50 percent or higher; AND
  • The district serves students on a five-day school week beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.
    AND one of the following:
  • has at least 20 percent of the district’s student population identified for Special Education services in the 2017-18 school year; OR
  • has at least 10 percent of the district’s student population identified for English Learner services for the 2017-18 school year.

Announcement of 2017-2018 OSRCL RFP

Oklahoma Comprehensive Literacy (OCLP) Draft Plan

Technical Assistance Webinar

Technical Assistance Workshops

  • Week of December 4-7, 2017 (see dates below)
  • Webinar Presentation

Question and Answer Period (November 18, 2017 – December 1, 2017)

Anticipated timeline

  • November 16, 2017: Release of 2017-2018 Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • December 1, 2017: Question and Answer Period closes
  • December 1, 2017: Intent to Apply REQUIRED (http://bit.ly/SRCL-ItA)
  • November 29, 2017: Technical Assistance Webinar
  • Week of December 4, 2017: Technical Assistance Workshops
  • January 26, 2018: All Proposals Due by 4:00 pm C.S.T. (Postmarked or Hand Delivered)
    Proposal Framework
  • March 2018: Awardees Announced at Oklahoma State Board of Education Meeting
  • March 15, 2018 – June 30, 2021 –Project Activities
  • March 29, 2018 - Mandatory Post Award Meeting for all Grantees
  • April 2018: Partial Annual Performance Report Due to OSDE
  • October 2018: Full Annual Performance Report Due to OSDE

Grant Recipients

Last updated on December 12, 2018