Grant Resources & Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

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ODHE is pleased to announce that application materials for the higher education CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) are now available. Please visit The Ohio Grants Partnership website for complete information.


Requests 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. Choose Ohio First (FY 2021)

  • RFP Release: September 24, 2020
  • The proposals submission window closed on December 9, 2020.
  • Please see this page for more information.

2. STEM Public-Private Partnership Pilot Program

3. Trauma Informed Training

Summary: The State of Ohio is committed to changing the culture on Ohio’s campuses, public and private, in regard to preventing and responding to sexual violence. To promote a safer campus environment for all of Ohio’s students, the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) encourages campus professionals have an understanding of trauma and how to build skills to respond to a disclosure of gender based violence in a trauma-informed manner. The Chancellor is seeking proposals from qualified vendor(s) and will review proposals to provide training on trauma and trauma informed response to Ohio campuses. The award of this RFP will result in a contract with the Chancellor.

Important Dates:

  • RFP released: September 23, 2020
  • Questions due at 12:00 p.m. September 30, 2020
  • Deadline to submit proposals at 12:00 p.m. October 20, 2020


    Requests for Information (RFI)


    1. Provider Partnership to Build a Pay for Success (PFS) Project that Funds College Access and Success Coaching for Recipients of the Ohio National Guard Scholarship

    Overview: The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) requests information from college access and success service providers to contribute relevant experiences, information, and ideas to inform the development of a new Pay for Success (PFS) initiative serving recipients of the Ohio National Guard Scholarship. The ODHE staff will evaluate all RFI submissions on respondents’ capacity to participate in the proposed PFS initiative. Before approving programs through the RFI process, the ODHE team may consult the Ohio Adjutant General's Department, the Ohio National Guard, and the Ohio Treasurer’s Office.

    Important Dates:

    • RFI Issuance: November 2, 2020 [
    • Responses Due: Monday, November 16, 2020; 5:00pm EST


    Requests for Quotes (RFQ)


    1. Online Program Approval Software System [

    The Ohio Department of Higher Education requests quotes for a state-level academic program review software system.


    2. Adult Education Data Management System [

    Estimated Schedule:

    • RFQ Release: April 13, 2020
    • RFQ Deadline: May 15, 2020
    • Evaluation of Responses: June 22, 2020
    • Anticipated Award Date: TBD
    • Anticipated Full Implementation: July 31, 2021