OKCMLC seeks to support and strengthen direct-service literacy providers in the OKC metro.

Some ways we do this include:

  • Promoting awareness of the importance of literacy, birth to adult, in our community
  • Referring people to the appropriate literacy organization when we receive phone and online requests for help
  • Sharing literacy providers’ events, needs, classes, and opportunities via our monthly newsletter and social media
  • Sharing grant opportunities and possible collaborations with providers
  • Hosting Network Meetings for various segments of the literacy provider community so they can better know each other, learn from one another, and partner together
  • Offering Professional Development grants to encourage and equip literacy providers in their roles

Professional Development Grant Guidelines:

  • Must be a current Member Organization of OKCMLC
  • Each Member Organization may receive up to $500 per calendar year, pending availability of funds.
  • Funds are to be used for professional development to benefit the organization (regional conferences, workshops, seminars, webinars, training, etc.). They may be used for staff or volunteers.
  • To stretch the availability of funds, applicants are asked to take advantage of early bird and other discounts when available.
  • Allow at least three weeks for review, notification, and disbursement of funds. Requests will be reviewed by a committee of OKCMLC board members.
  • Member Organizations may apply using the brief online PD Grant Request form.
  • For reporting, organizations should submit the brief online PD Grant Report form within 30 days of completing the professional development. Organizations must include a receipt and return any unused funds when submitting the report.