Ohio Career Technical Education Equipment Grant Program
The purpose of the Ohio Career Technical Education Equipment Grant Program is to award competitive grants to schools to establish or expand CTE 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. Expansion of CTE and credentialing programs typically require investments in program and curricular materials, equipment and administrative costs. To help ensure schools are able to provide students with high-level instruction and training, Ohio has set aside funds to support implementation of Equipment for Ohio’s Top Jobs.
To be eligible, Ohio schools must plan to offer a qualifying CTE program that supports a career on Ohio’s Top Jobs List or a qualifying credential program from the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation Innovative Workforce Incentive Program list to be eligible to apply. For the purposes of this Request for Applications, 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 is given to applicants with less than 10% of the student body reported as CTE concentrators. A CTE concentrator is a student who has completed at least two CTE courses in a single approved career pathway or program of study.
- Priority is given to applicants proposing programs in priority industry areas, such as advanced manufacturing and telecommunications.
The Ohio Career Technical Education Equipment Grant Program application window opens Nov. 3, 2023 and closes Dec. 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Up to $100 million is available for Ohio Career Technical Education Equipment Grant Program awards. Grant awards may be prorated based on the application’s technical review score and competitive preference priorities as outlined in the Review Process section of this document. The maximum amount allowed to be awarded is $2.5 million per application.
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Thursday, December 7th at 11:00am-12:00pm
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Last Modified: 11/29/2023 12:58:20 PM