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Coming soon: $1 million in RemotEDx subgrants for partners increasing the number of students earning industry-recognized credentials

12/21/2020

RemotEDx, Ohio’s suite of remote learning supports, is announcing plans to offer a new funding opportunity aimed at building and strengthening education and industry partnerships to increase the number of students earning industry-recognized credentials. These subgrants will be available to workforce development groups who partner with an educational service center, school, district or consortium of schools or districts to help students continue their education through earning industry-recognized credentials. Applicants may apply for grant awards of up to $150,000. Awards will be given to eligible applicants who present the most collaborative, innovative and impactful proposals that address one or more competitive priorities:

  1. Deploying an awareness campaign: Eligible applicants should outline a plan to implement an awareness campaign that emphasizes the importance of high school students earning industry-recognized credentials and promotes locations where credential training can be completed.
  2. Providing professional learning: Eligible applicants should provide a framework of professional development opportunities for educators, or other key professionals (such as school staff or industry representatives that will assist with credential training or mentoring) identified within the partnership.
  3. Designing, developing and implementing creative remote learning solutions: Eligible applicants should explain a plan for assisting students in earning qualifying credentials in a remote setting that provides free access to necessary equipment, supplies, hands-on training, videos or simulation equipment for earning the industry credential and uses or compliments existing online training and makes it available in the RemotEDx Exchange.
Eligible applicants include Business Advisory Councils, industry sector partnerships, other regional and state positioned workforce and industry groups and non-profit organizations focused on education or student success.

Details about how and when to apply for this new grant opportunity will be available on the RemotEDx website by early January, so check often for updates.