Grant Resources & Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

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Request for Proposals (RFP)

The following list contains Requests for Proposals (RFP)  that are administered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and are in process/active. For information about closed RFPs from previous years, go here. 


1. Evaluation of the Current and Potential 401(a) Alternative Retirement Plan Vendors

Purpose: Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3305.03 (“Code”), the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, known effective September 29, 2015 as the Ohio Department of Higher Education, collectively referred to herein as the Ohio Department of Higher Education (“ODHE”) is responsible for designating the entities that are eligible to provide investment options under alternative retirement plans maintained by public institutions of higher education. In order for current or new vendors to be deemed eligible, the entity must complete an application to demonstrate they can meet certain requirements set forth in the Code.

In order to fulfill the duties and responsibilities outlined under the Code, the ODHE is conducting a review process of all entities currently providing the investment options to the 401(a) Alternate Retirement Plan and evaluating any potential new entities that submit an application. It is important to note that all entities providing these services today must complete the application process to be evaluated and have their designations renewed. Failure to complete the application process may result in the rescinding of the entity’s designation moving forward.

Once the ODHE has concluded the approval process, the universities may contract with any or all of the approved vendors. The universities will offer individual agreements at their choosing.

  • Download the Application (Word)
  • Investment Details (Excel)
  • Request for Proposal Released: November 2, 2015
  • Deadline for vendors to submit questions: December 2, 2015
  • Formal response to questions (PDF): Posted on December 9, 2015
  • Proposals Due: January 8, 2016
  • University Comment Period (click here for comment form): February 1 - March 2, 2016
  • Award Decisions: Spring 2016
  • Contacts:
    • Contact for inquiries regarding submission requirements, information requested and/or application clarification: David Swallow (
    • If there are any other inquiries not related to the requested materials and application process these should be directed to Michelle Chavanne, General Counsel, Ohio Department of Higher Education (



2. OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development Revolving Loan Program

Purpose: To promote and encourage Ohio’s workforce development and job growth through educational training and retraining in programs related to employment opportunities in growing fields. Institutions must qualify as eligible institutions, and their respective workforce training and education programs must be approved by the Chancellor in order for students in those programs to be eligible for loans under the Loan Program. The funds awarded to institutions will be disbursed in the form of loans to borrowers (students enrolled in approved workforce training programs at participating institutions). Proposals must demonstrate that completion of the workforce training program will directly impact the ability of borrowers to advance their career and education.


Request for Information (RFI)


None at this time.