Aspire Grants

FY2022 Competitive Grants Coming Soon!

Keep watching this website for upcoming information.


The 2019 Aspire Grant Application is closed.  Thank you for your interest!

Aspire programs assist adults in developing literacy skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency; obtaining educational skills necessary to become full partners in the educational development of their children; and achieving the educational skills necessary for completion of a secondary level of education. This funding is made available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA).

All questions must be sent to



For background information on the Ohio Aspire program, see this presentation.

The award funds are made possible through a combination of the:

ODHE Aspire hosts a website page with helpful WIOA resources, including links to the WIOA law and regulations and the website for OCTAE, Aspire’s federal governing agency.

The above includes any and all information currently available.

Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Aspire Program is not able to respond to individual questions from potential applicants at this time; however, a question and answer period will be conducted during the Request for Proposal process. Questions and responses will be published on the Aspire Grants webpage for public viewing.