The Straight A Fund grants are available to city, local, exempted village and joint vocational school districts, educational service centers, community schools, STEM schools, college-preparatory boarding schools, individual school buildings, education consortia (which may represent a partnership among school districts, school buildings, community schools or STEM schools), institutions of higher education, and private entities partnering with one or more of the entities listed above.
The CCIP will be open for Straight A Fund application entry starting on October 14, 2013 at 8 a.m. and will close on October 25, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. To access the Straight A Fund application in CCIP, go to https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal . Your CCIP representative will need to login in using their SAFE account login information.
Because October 14th is Columbus Day, the department has made arrangements to ensure that technical assistance will be available to applicants. If you have general Straight A program questions or CCIP navigation questions, please call 614.752.1483 or email StraightAFund@education.ohio.gov .
Each application must demonstrate how funds will be used for a project that seeks to achieve significant advancement in one or more of the following goals:
Spending reduction in the five-year fiscal forecast; or
Utilization of a greater share of resources in the classroom.
Applications will be accepted through the Ohio Department of Education’s electronic grants management system, CCIP, from Oct. 14 - 25, 2013.
In order to prepare to submit the online application, applicants can review the following application materials:
Each grant applicant must submit a proposal that includes all of the following:
A description of the project for which the applicant is seeking a grant, including a description of how the project’s innovative concept that represents bold and visionary thinking will have substantial value and lasting impact;
An explanation of how the project will be self-sustaining. If the project will result in increased ongoing spending, the applicant shall show how the spending will be offset by verifiable, credible and permanent spending reductions.
A description of a thoughtful implementation plan that identifies quantifiable results of the project that can be benchmarked.
Applications will undergo an initial screening by three separate fiscal sustainability scorers to ensure that the proposal includes an explanation of how the project will be self-sustaining. If the project will result in increased, ongoing spending, the applicant shall show how the spending will be offset by verifiable, credible and permanent spending reductions.
Upon meeting of the screening criteria, the applications and questions will be scored by three programmatic scorers. In order to receive the maximum number of points, an application must be of the highest quality and the applicant must provide a clear, strong narrative that the project will achieve the goals of the Straight A Fund.
Last Modified: 10/24/2013 9:04:02 AM