About the Office of Federal Programs

Office of Federal Programs

Every Ohio school district and community school has a designated Federal Programs consultant. Our Federal Programs consultants are assigned to traditional districts according to State Support Team regions and by Sponsors for community schools. These assignments are designed to offer superior support to schools and districts by aligning to Ohio's Strategic Plan for Education and coordinating with the State Support Team regions.  

The Office of Federal Programs supports continuous improvement through our Office of Federal Programs Office Plan that integrates and aligns to the state strategic plan.

Looking for Your Federal Programs Consultant?

Locate your assigned Federal Programs consultant by accessing the Address Book within the CCIP and viewing your Consolidated ODE Application Contact. In most cases, calls should go to your district's assigned consultant first. The list below should only be used in specific circumstances.

A video explaining the process for finding your consultant can be found HERE.

Policy and Management Support Team 

Director: Jeremy Marks
Members: Jim Comeaux, Diane Neal, Morgan Brown, Scott May, Karen Auble, Rachel Hand 

  • ED STEPS Ownership
  • Policy Setting, Procedures and Management
  • Office Inventory and Work Coordination
  • US Department Correspondence and Meetings
  • Grant Awards
  • Office Website, CCIP
  • Internal and External Trainings and Conferences
  • Agency and External Relations
  • LEA Application Approvals

Administration and Analysis Support Team

Assistant Director: Scott May
Members: Rachel Hand, Nina Pace

  • ED STEPS Project Management
  • Systems Supports
  • Data Supports
  • Administrative Support
  • Inventory and Records Supports
  • Grant Management and Procurement Supports
Assistant Director: Morgan Brown
Members: Chantelle Carter, Rasha Hetata, Michael Crace, Lisa Huckins, Kaylene Corcoran, Jeffery Carpenter
  • ED STEPS: Needs Assessments
  • Emergency and Safety-Related Grants
  • Nonpublic and Educational Options
  • Title IC:  Migrant
  • Title III:  English Learners
  • Title IV:  Well-Rounded
  • Family and Community
  • ​LEA Support and Plan Reviews

Planning and Programming Support Team

Assistant Director: Diane Neal
Members: Amy Hill, Paul Preston, Matt Imperato, Jessica Stanley, Aaron Conn
  • ED STEPS: One Plan
  • Title IA:  Disadvantaged
  • Title II:  Educator Quality
  • Title V:  Rural
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Community School Connections
  • LEA Support and Plan Review

Allocations and Operations Support Team

Assistant Director: James Comeaux
Members: Daphne Rees, Philip Steffanni, Jason Coleman, Lilly Jamaledine, Tim Norfleet

  • ED STEPS: Funding Applications
  • Allocations
  • Title I D:  Neglected and Delinquent
  • Fiscal Requirements
  • Internal Grants Management Support
  • Internal and External Audits
  • Compliance Risk Factors
  • LEA Support and Plan Reviews

COVID Relief and Sustainability Support Team

Assistant Director: Karen Auble
Members: Sarah Andreas, Randy Richardson, Vickie Seal, Kathleen Sierra

  • COVID Legislation and Programs (ESSER and GEER):  Overall Coordination and Management Support
  • ESSER and GEER Application Development
  • Contracts and External Coordination
  • Monitoring and Oversight Coordination (Cross Offices)
  • Provide cross-office collaboration, training and support
  • Overall Technical Assistance coordination and application support and approval
  • Assurances and Conditions
  • ED STEPS:  General Support
  • Plan Support and Approvals
  • Office Responsibilities Integration and Sustainability (supporting cross office responsibilities)

Last Modified: 11/28/2022 11:24:28 AM