Subsidy Request Guidelines

Updated June 23, 2023

  1. Online subsidy request submission starts during the week of  Oct. 3, 2023. All requests must be completed and submitted within 20 business days following the opening of the application. No requests will be accepted after that date.

  2.  Eligible districts and other entities will receive an email with information and instructions for completion and submission. Emails will be sent to the technology coordinator, superintendent and treasurer of record for the district or other entity.

  3. District customers must complete a subsidy request through the Ohio K-12 Programs Portal.

  1. Requests will be validated by the ITC's before being reviewed and approved for award.

  2. In the event that an entity's eligibility cannot be conclusively determined through data submitted within the subsidy application, a district/school may be asked to submit additional supporting documentation which may include a network diagram and internet service provider billing history.

  3. Awarded requests will be identified on a regular basis throughout the application period. All requests will be processed by Dec. 31, 2023.

  4. Funds for awarded requests will be distributed periodically by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce once the approval process begins. The entire amount of funding must be encumbered by June 30, 2024.  All funds must be liquidated by Sept. 30, 2024.

  5. Once an award is approved, funds will be distributed in two payments. A first payment will be disbursed soon after the request is awarded. The balance will be disbursed after Feb. 1 and may be subject to a reduction based on auditing the building status and eligibility between Dec. 1 and Jan. 31.

Last Modified: 5/17/2024 5:06:15 PM