FY2019 Competitive Grant
The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Aspire Adult Workforce Readiness Education program is accepting applications from eligible providers to implement and improve adult education and literacy activities within the state and to operate programs that provide a comprehensive model for adult education services.
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).
The deadline for applying for the three-year grant is March 30, 2018.
The Aspire Grant Instructions and General Information document and other grant resources are available at https://www.ohiohighered.org/aspire/grants.
- Instructions and General Information (Revised 2-5-2018)
- Final FAQ for FY 2019 Competitive Grant (Updated March 12, 2018)
- Bidders Conference Recorded Webinar
All questions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For background information on the Ohio Aspire program, see this presentation.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education’s (ODHE) Aspire Ohio Adult Workforce Readiness Education office will be hosting a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for a multi-year grant award period beginning in fiscal year 2018-19.
Initial grant period will be
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
An RFP is proposed to be released in early January, 2018.
The award funds are made possible through a combination of the:
- U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE);
- Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funds;
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 2014 (WIOA); and the
- Ohio General Assembly
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.