State Funding – Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Supports Education & World Languages

ThefollowinginformationhighlightshowOklahomachampionsK-12 educationandbeyondaswellaspotentialfundingsourcestosupport worldlanguageinitiatives.


Depending on the State and whether its Department of Education formally requested an extension from the U.S. Department of Education, school districts may extend the spending timelines to April 2026 to complete a project. However, funds still must be allocated by September 30, 2024. Because ARP ESSER may fund any activity authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), it can fund world language programs. The Oklahoma State Department of Education has been allocated $1.5 billion in ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds.

Learn more about how Oklahoma’s school districts are using these funds on its ESSER Dashboard here.

BipartisanSaferCommunitiesAct (BSCA)and21stCenturyCommunity LearningCenters(21stCCLC):

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) was signed into law last year, which provides funds to support States and school districts in designing initiatives to promote safer, more inclusive, and positive school environments. While most of this funding is dedicated to safer and healthier learning environments, the BSCA also directs an additional $50 million to the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program.

The 21st CCLC program funds academic enrichment activities during non-school hours including before and after school as well as summer.

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Programs typically include tutoring, literacy, and other core subjects along with youth development activities, prevention programs, the arts, technology and so forth. This additional funding focuses on after school and summer learning programs for middle and high school students. The 21st CCLC program may offer a way to include world language programs and activities if it can be linked to non-school hours.

California Supports Education & World Languages

Learn more about Oklahoma’s 21st CCLC program here.

TitleIV,PartAStudentSupportand AcademicEnrichmentProgram:

This fund uniquely increases the capacity of states, local education agencies (LEAs), schools, and local communities to (1) provide all students with access to a wellrounded education, (2) improve school conditions for student learning, and (3) improve the use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students. Budgets must align with the following formula: at least 20% for Well Rounded Education (WRE), at least 20% for Safe and Healthy Schools (SHS), and some portion for Effective Use of Technology (EUT). LEAs may spend no more than 15% of EUT funds on technology infrastructure purchases. World languages is an approved activity included under WRE.


The Tulsa Area United Way publishes a comprehensive list of foundation grants on its Partner Grant Opportunities page. Information includes funding interests, application summary, contact information, and access to the organization’s financial information if available. Use this Link for more information.


The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office administers programs that strengthen foreign language instruction, area/international studies teaching and research, professional development for educators, and curriculum development at the K-12, graduate, and postsecondary levels.

Title VI programs offer domestic grants to institutions of higher education to develop and maintain capacity and performance in area / international studies and world languages.

Fulbright-Hays programs provide overseas funding to current and prospective U.S. educators to participate in advanced overseas study and research.

Learn more about Oklahoma’s initiatives here.

Learn more about these higher education programs here.

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