2019 Ohio School Climate State Grant: applications open Feb. 21


Applications for the School Climate State Grant for the 2019-2020 school year soon will be available. The grant enables the Ohio Department of Education to give eligible school buildings financial assistance to implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) frameworks and evidence- or research-based social and emotional learning initiatives.

By increasing the number of districts trained to implement PBIS and other social-emotional learning initiatives, the Department is trying to decrease discipline incidents that result in the suspension or expulsion of students in grades K-3. The grant prioritizes schools with an economically disadvantaged rate above the state average and schools with high out-of-school suspension rates.

The application period opens in the Department's e-grant system, the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP), on Feb. 21 and closes at 4:59 p.m. on March 21. The Department will notify grantees of their awards in April.

More information about the grant, applicant eligibility and application details are available here.