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Application window open for Ohio Career Technical Education Equipment Grant


Last week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted, along with the Department of Education and Workforce, announced the opening of the first application window for the Career Technical Education Equipment Grant. The purpose of the program is to award competitive grants to schools to establish or expand career-technical education programs, with priority for programs that support careers on Ohio’s Top Jobs List and establish or expand credentialing programs from the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation Innovative Workforce Incentive Program list.

The first application window will close Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. The total amount available is $100 million with up to $2.5 million available per application. Grantees will be notified by Jan. 26, 2024.

Eligible applicants are defined as city, local and exempted village school districts, community schools, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics schools and joint vocational school districts. Priority will be given to applicants with less than 10% of the student body reported as career-technical education concentrators and to applicants proposing programs in priority industry areas, such as advanced manufacturing and telecommunications.

Visit the Department’s website to learn more about the grant and how to apply.