Expanded Learning Initiative

Supplemental reimbursement funding to support select out-of-school time programs.


The Expanded Learning Initiative (ELI) was designed in response to the need for intentional, high-quality, experiential, and equitable learning opportunities for young people in Tulsa Public Schools. Focusing on relationships, engagement, and social emotional wellbeing, high-quality out-of-school time (OST) learning has been shown to improve academic outcomes, reduce risk-taking behaviors, and mitigate trauma, such as what many young people experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Opportunity Project will support and coordinate OST/Expanded Learning efforts through site-coordinating agencies and partner organizations providing programming at Tulsa Public Schools sites.

As part of the initiative, The Opportunity Project is pleased to consider reimbursement funding to youth-serving organizations in Tulsa who are offering programming during the 2023-2024 School Year. To learn more about the Expanded Learning Initiative please access the resources below:



STEP 1: Visit The Opportunity Project ( and create an account to access the application

STEP 2: Collect a current W9 and proof of insurance for your organization prior to beginning your application

(Insurance Requirements: $1,000,000 General Liability coverage*, workers compensation insurance as required by law, and auto insurance if transporting youth. *All General Liability must include “Tulsa Community Foundation FBO The Opportunity Project” as an additional insured. For programs on TPS premises, also must include “Tulsa Public Schools” as an additional insured.)

STEP 3: Follow the steps outlined in the green box on the left of your screen

STEP 4: Begin your application and save it in-progress

Questions? Send us an email.