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. The Grant Funding Information Document provides detailed information about the grant including spending guidance.

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. For state fiscal year 2021, the Expanding Opportunities for Each Child program was a non-competitive grant.

Program Updates: 2021-2022 School Year

For state fiscal year 2022, the Expanding Opportunities for Each Child program is 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 approximately 3 percent of their Title I, Part A funds to execute this grant program.

The Ohio Department of Education awarded the Expanding Opportunities for Each Child funds in the CCIP in July 2021. The CCIP application requires districts and community schools to answer a series of questions to ensure funds are allocated in accordance with federal regulations and eligible for reimbursement. 

For more information about the non-competitive process for this grant for FY22, please see the Grant Funding Information document provided below.

A webinar reviewing the non-competitive grant process 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 Grant Documents

Additional Resources for FY22 Planning

Competitive Awards FY19

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