Expanding Opportunities for Each Child

Expanding Opportunities for Each Child

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The Expanding Opportunities for Each Child grant program is meant to expand access to and enrollment in school improvement activities for low-achieving students and students from low-income families. 

Each Child, Our Future is Ohio’s strategic plan for education. Equitypartnerships, and quality schools are the three core principles of the strategic plan. This grant program aims to address all three principles with a special emphasis on
equity. The strategic plan seeks to expand access to relevant and challenging academic experiences for each child, as well as educational resources necessary for success across race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, family background and income.  

This grant's four focus areas of advanced courseworkcareer pathwayspersonalized learning, and credit recovery and academic acceleration services provide a unique opportunity for districts and community schools to create and expand programming that aligns with Ohio’s strategic plan for education.

In 2018, the Department announced competitive awards for the first phase of the grant. Awarded plans began implementing the work in the 2018-2019 school year. In 2019, competitive awards for the second phase of the grant were announced. Below is a list of the awardees for 2019.

Program Updates: 2020-2021 School Year

For state fiscal year 2021, the Expanding Opportunities for Each Child program will be a non-competitive grant. All traditional school districts and community schools receiving Title I, Part A funds as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will receive up to 3 percent of their Title I, Part A funds to execute this grant program.

The Ohio Department of Education will award the Expanding Opportunities for Each Child funds in the CCIP in July 2020. The CCIP application will require districts and community schools to answer a series of questions to ensure funds are allocated in accordance with federal regulations and eligible for reimbursement. NOTE: Specific funding amounts will be shared when available.

For more information about the non-competitive process for this grant for FY21, please see the Grant Funding Information document provided below. In addition, the worksheet provided below will assist districts and community schools as they draft plans for the CCIP application.

A webinar reviewing this information was hosted by the Office for Improvement and Innovation on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. 

If you have questions regarding these funds or need more information, please send an email to eoecgrant@education.ohio.gov.

Non-competitive Documents FY21

Additional resources for FY21 planning


Competitive Awards FY19

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