Grant Resources & Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

Grant Opportunities

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Request for Proposals (RFP)

Requests for Proposals with open submission dates:

1. Workforce Development and Facility Request for Proposals

Purpose: To support education and skill training of students and/or incumbent workers to meet the current and future talent needs of emerging and high demand industries through investments in capital equipment and facilities. The proposed equipment purchases and facility improvements will directly impact the capacity and capability of the applicant(s) to serve students and regional businesses. The RFP provides approximately $2.9 million in spending authority for the Board of Regents to this effort. The capital funds for this program are available to state-supported and state-assisted institutions of higher education as defined in Ohio Revised Code sections 151.01 and 151.04. The eligible lead applicants for a proposal are public universities and community colleges.


2. College Readiness & Access: Early High Schools RFPs

Purpose: To support educational attainment for students by providing funding to institutions that support early college high school initiatives. The Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents will offer a grant opportunity for institutions to receive funding to advance and accelerate college readiness attainment and provide access to early postsecondary learning opportunities for students. Institutions participating in the initiative strive to remove academic and financial hurdles that prevent students from entering and succeeding in college.

  • Download the RFP (PDF)
  • RFP Questions (PDF)
  • Deadline for proposal submission: Noon on February 10, 2014
  • Notification of proposals for funding: March 2014
  • Bidders Conference for Interested Parties: February 10, 2014 (Click here for full info)
  • Proposals Due: 12:00 p.m. February 28, 2014
  • Proposal Review Period: February 28‐ March 21, 2014
  • Notification of Awarded Proposals: April 2014
  • Contact: David Cannon (


3. Adult Basic and Literacy Education RFPs

Purpose: This proposal is intended to solicit applications from eligible providers that work to achieve the purpose of Title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (PDF), which is to create a partnership among the federal government, states, and localities to provide, on a voluntary basis, adult education and literacy services. Because of the need to increase efficiency and to avoid duplication of these services in Ohio, applicants should conceptualize within a regional services model. The regional services model may have one fiscal agent that either provides comprehensive ABLE services through its own resources to a designated area (county, city or region) or through a formal partnership with other eligible agencies to provide comprehensive ABLE services to a county or region.


Requests for Proposals with closed submission dates (pending award):

Ohio Means Internships & Co-ops

An investment of state dollars to make co-op and internship programs sustainable and relevant to the needs of students and businesses.

Click here for more information on the last grant cycle.


Recent awards:

1. Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program

The Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program is funded under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 (Title II, Part A of Public Law 107-110). The purpose of the program is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and school districts improve teacher, instructional paraprofessional and principal quality. Through the program, state educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) receive funds on a formula basis, as does the state agency for higher education (SAHE) which, in Ohio, is the Ohio Board of Regents. The SAHE provides competitive grants to public and private colleges and universities to form partnerships comprised of, at a minimum, schools of education and arts and sciences, along with a high-need LEA. The program will support sustained and intensive high-quality science and mathematics professional development to ensure that teachers will provide challenging learning experiences for their students.

The list of 23 fiscal year 2012 awards made to colleges and universities in January 2013 is attached. These projects will operate between January 20, 2013 and May 31, 2014. The Ohio Board of Regents expects to have available approximately $2.3 million in federal funds to support the fiscal year 2013 Improving Teacher Quality Program. The fiscal year 2013 Request for Proposals should be available in August 2013.


2. Adult Basic and Literacy Education RFPs

Purpose: To administer Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) instruction at an Ohio public library that currently provides remedial coursework instruction for postsecondary students. The applicant agrees to provide a basic educational instructional program for adults under the authority of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Title II of the Workforce Investment Act, P.L. 105-220, as amended and in accordance with the Chancellor’s guidelines.

ABLE services are provided at no cost to individuals participating in the program.  ABLE provides services including: Basic math, reading and writing skills; Adult Secondary Education/GED preparation; English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Transition services – including employment and post-secondary; Life skills, employability skills and computer literacy; Family Literacy – enriching the parental role of adult learners; Workplace Literacy – education services offered in collaboration with business, industry, government and/or labor to increase the productivity of the workforce through improved literacy skills; Corrections Education – a partnership with a jail, detention center, community-based rehabilitation center or other similar institution; and Distance Education.

  • Download the RFP (Word)
  • Request for Proposals Released: February 7, 2014
  • Bidders Conference for Interested Parties: February 14, 2014
  • ABLE Library Grant Webinar: February 14, 2014
  • Proposals Due: By 12:00 p.m. March 7, 2014
  • Proposal Review Period: March 10-14, 2014
  • Notification of Awarded Proposals: March 18, 2014
  • Contact: Jeff Gove at 614-752-1642 or


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Request for Information (RFI)

None at this time.