Call for 21st CCLC Grant Readers

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is seeking qualified grant readers to serve on the peer review team for its upcoming 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) competitive grant application process. We are seeking readers representing a wide variety of education-related stakeholders. 


Qualified applicants will possess one or more of the following:

  • Knowledge of the impact that afterschool learning opportunities have on improving the academic achievement of students

  • Experience in an education-related field

  • Experience working with a variety of community members to forge meaningful partnerships that foster commitment to improving the lives of our youth and their families

  • Previous experience/expertise as a grant reader and/or grant recipient


Readers will be required to:

  • Read and score their assigned applications through a web-based system. Access to a computer with internet access will be necessary.

  • Participate in at least one of two training webinars (dates TBD).

  • Review approximately 6 – 8 grant applications from August 12 – 30, 2013.

  • Complete a scoring rubric with comprehensive comments for each grant application reviewed.

  • Submit final scores and comments by 3 p.m. on August 30, 2013.


Overview of 21st CCLC Grant Program

The 21st CCLC program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-preforming schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. 


Compensation for Services:

A stipend of $50/day with a maximum of 5 days ($250) will be provided to readers for the review of the 21st CCLC grant applications.



Please check back next year or follow our instructions on the front page on how to sign up for email newsletter alerts for next year's call for peer reviewers.


For more information:

Sonia Johnson

Director, 21st CCLC

Oklahoma State Department of Education

2500 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 414

Oklahoma City, OK 73105


Last updated on August 16, 2013