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 2021-2022 school year, including Summer 2022. To learn more about the Expanded Learning Initiative please access the resources below:

for youth-serving organizations new to the eli:


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


July 2022 funding

Tulsa Public Schools and The Opportunity Project invite you to apply for supplemental reimbursement funds for July 2022 programming through the Expanded Learning Initiative, beginning April 25th. If you plan to offer programming in service of any TPS site(s) this summer, we encourage you to create/update your account at Please note: 

  • Current ELI partners will not need to reapply for July funding if it was included in your original ELI application; simply update your application by completing the tab for July 2022.
  • We encourage you to share your plans with the following budgetary breakdown:
               – July 2022 Program Plans
               – Schools/locations of programs
               – Number of youth served
               – Duration of programming
               – July specific budgets including field trips
As we prepare for 2022-2023 ELI, your programming and budgetary information will be vitally important

the deadline for submission is 11:59pm on MONDAY, MAY 16, 2022.

Questions? Send us an email.