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. Innovation Grant Program

Purpose: The Department of Higher Education (DHE) will utilize the Ohio Higher Education Innovation Grant program to promote educational excellence and economic efficiency throughout the state in order to stabilize or reduce student tuition rates at institutions of higher education.  Successful awardees will design collaborative, innovative projects that support academic achievement and economic efficiencies. Projects focused on (a) consolidating services (i.e. administration redesign, program sharing) and/or (b) competency-based education are preferred. 



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.


3. Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA)

Purpose: This Request for Proposal (RFP) is being issued from the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) which, through a shared cooperative agreement with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), serves as host to the SBDC State Lead Center for Ohio. This RFP is intended to identify local partners to participate in the delivery of SBDC services to Ohio small businesses and nascent entrepreneurs allowing them to start and grow businesses, create jobs, increase sales and gain capital and investment.  The goal of this RPF is to utilize a competitive process to leverage resources and partnerships in a manner that will ensure the greatest outcomes for the small business community in Ohio while ensuring accountability, transparency and impact for the state and federal taxpayer dollars used to fund the program. It is the goal of ODSA to regularly issue competitive RPFs for the SBDC program to ensure innovative services, exceptional customer service, and maximum economic impact for the state while ensuring the highest levels of accountability for taxpayer dollars.



4. I-Corps@ Ohio

Purpose: As part of a statewide effort to accelerate the commercialization of research being conducted at Ohio’s universities and colleges, this grant program is an initiative of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and is modeled after and approved by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) successful Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which has been proven to increase innovation, entrepreneurship and industry collaboration. You are encouraged to share the RFP with your faculty and students in an effort to further technology commercialization on your campus. Submissions will be accepted beginning December 12, 2016 and are DUE by ­­­­January 10, 2017.  The RFP is available for download immediately at

For more information, please visit the website or contact I-Corps@Ohio Program Manager, Nikki Modlich at or Xu Zhang, Project Manager at


5. Ohio Means Internships & Co-ops 4 Request for Proposals

Purpose: The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) will make strategic investments in each of
the six JobsOhio regions for cooperative education and internship programs. The investments
will support the ability of the state of Ohio to retain and expand existing businesses, attract new
investment and talent, and further entrepreneurship. The goal is to connect student co-ops and interns to positions in In-Demand occupations within regionally targeted industries.



6. Inspiring a Community of Shared Responsibility Grants

Purpose: A single act of sexual violence is one too many. Ohio seeks to strengthen its ability to better respond to, and ultimately prevent, sexual assault on the state’s college campuses. The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) was charged with developing model best practices for preventing and responding to campus sexual assault. As a result, ODHE released the “Changing Campus Culture: Preventing & Responding to Campus Sexual Violence” report ( and recommendations. Through the Ohio Higher Education Inspiring a Community of Shared Responsibility Grant Program, Ohio’s Department of Higher Education (ODHE) seeks to (1) Provide support to higher education institutions as they work to implement comprehensive awareness campaigns (2) Develop effective campaigns with the potential to be expanded across Ohio’s campuses. Specifically, ODHE, through the Ohio Higher Education Inspiring a Community of Shared Responsibility grant program, seeks proposals from colleges and universities that demonstrate a shared sense of respect and responsibility amongst community members. Successful proposals will:

  • Demonstrate a cohesive message to campus community members based on assessed needs
  • Use the toolkit provided through the ODHE sponsored workshop to develop a unique awareness campaign
  • Implement an objective way to measure the effectiveness of their proposed campaign
  • Demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and adaptability

Request for Proposals Released | March 16, 2017 [
Time for Questions | March 16 – March 31, 2017 [
Proposals Due by 12 p.m. | April 21, 2017
Proposal Review Period | April 24 – May 14, 2017
Notification of Awarded Proposals | May 19, 2017     



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