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The Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office

Oklahoma
Dept. of Libraries

200 NE 18th St
Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma
73105-3298

(405) 522-3205
(405) 525-7804—FAX

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 Grant Opportunities
for Local Literacy Programs

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The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) supports the efforts of library and community based volunteer literacy programs serving adults with low literacy skills, by providing funding opportunities. Grants are competitive and are available at several funding levels, depending on number of learners served as well as implementation of ODL’s Quality Standards for Oklahoma Literacy Programs.

In FY14, the agency awarded $215,176 to local literacy programs. The grants were used for such activities as:

  • training for volunteer tutors, learners, and program leaders
  • purchasing computers, educational software, and instructional materials
  • promoting local literacy efforts; recruiting volunteers and learners
  • providing quality staff
  • providing accommodations to adults with learning disabilities
  • health literacy

The next request for literacy proposals (RFP) will be available May 1, 2015 with applications due June 17, 2015. The availability and amount of FY14 grants will be dependent on the level of state appropriations to the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

For more information on ODL literacy grant opportunities, contact Rebecca Barker at 405–522–3187.


To contact staff of the Literacy Resource Office, use ODL's Staff Contact Form or Department Contact Form.

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