Potential Partner Information


​We hold a meeting each April for new programs interested in providing GSRP the following year. Unfortunately, however, at this time we are unlikely to receive additional GSRP slots from the state. This means that new programs would need to receive​ slots currently given to established programs. Our polices state that current programs are allowed to maintain their current level of filled slots except if the need in their area for slots changes or the program's quality is not at expected high levels. Therefore, the likelihood of  new programs receiving GSRP slots is quite small.

Related Documents:

What is the Great Start Readiness P​rogram PowerPoint.

GSRP Allocation Prioritization

Early Childhood Program Participation ​also referred to in ​the meeting as the, "Candy Cane," chart.

Staff Salary and Benefit Summary from 2016 Child Information and Staff Report (CISR)

2017-2018 Resources:

Oakland Schools has mailed and e-mailed out a ​GSRP Invite​ to all licensed child care centers in the Oakland Schools service area. A meeting will be hosted on Wednesday, April 5th from 1:30 - 3:30pm in a Conference Room at Oakland Schools. If you are interested in attending, please contact Shawn Makuch at 248-209-2201 or via e-mail at shawn.makuch@oakland.k12.mi.us. Below are resources related to the April 5th meeting.

Application Directions and Additional Information:

  • Letters of Intent to apply for the GSRP grant for the 2017-2018 school year are due by 6:00 PM on Monday, April 24, 2017. They must be emailed to kellye.wood@oakland.k12.mi.us and tammy.arakelian@oakland.k12.mi.us by that deadline in order for your center to be eligible to receive a grant. There is not a form for the Letter of Intent.​

  • The completed cover page, answers to all questions (program and financial), attachments, and financial information for the GSRP Grant Application and signed GSRP Assurances and Certifications​ are due by 6:00 PM on Monday, May 1, 2017. The grant must be emailed to kellye.wood@oakland.k12.mi.us and tammy.arakelian@oakland.k12.mi.us by that deadline. No late applications will be accepted or considered. The answers to the questions included in the grant should total no more than 7 pages with a 12 point font.

  • Site visits will be scheduled with finalists during May, 2017. Programs currently operating GSRP in other counties will also have visits to at least one of those sites.

  • Final decisions will be made and all applicants notified in June, 2017 of priority placement.

  • Actual awards of slots will be made within one week of Oakland County receiving its slot allocation for 2017-2018 from MDE.​

  • An Appeals Process for Community Child Care Centers Not Receiving GSRP Funds is available.

  • If there are no qualified applicants, no award will be made.