Aspire Grants

On April 17, 2017, the Ohio Department of Higher Education changed the name of the ABLE program to Aspire.

Aspire Instructional Grant

The Aspire Instructional Grant establishes programs that 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.

FY2019 Competitive Grant

The Ohio Department of Higher Education’s (ODHE) Aspire Ohio Adult 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:

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.