Expanding Opportunities for Each Child

Expanding Opportunities for Each Child


The Department was granted an extension in the period of availability of FY20 and FY21 funds for the Expanding Opportunities for Each Child competitive Direct Student Services grant and non-competitive funds. The funds are now available until 9/30/2023. For more information, please see CCIP Note #514.


The previously announced EOEC Grantee Forum convenings scheduled for January 9-11, 2023 have been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The new EOEC Grantee Forum dates will be announced in an upcoming EdConnection article. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact eoecgrant@education.ohio.gov.

The following EOEC Grantee Forum webinars are postponed:

  • POSTPONED: EOEC General Grantee Forum, previously Jan. 9, 2023, 9-11 a.m.
  • POSTPONED: EOEC Rural Grantee Forum, previously Jan. 10, 2023, 1-2:30 p.m. 
  • POSTPONED: EOEC Making Schools Work Grantee Forum, previously Jan. 11, 2023, 9-11 a.m.

FY23 Grantee Forum Webinar Recordings:


The Ohio Department of Education is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Aleshia McNutt, ADA coordinator, at ADAaccommodation@education.ohio.gov or (614) 387-2200 (voice) no later than ten days before each forum.


Contact Information

The Expanding Opportunities for Each Child  grant program is meant to expand access to and increase 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 coursework, career pathways, personalized 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. In 2019, competitive awards for the second phase of the grant were announced. For state fiscal year 2021 and subsequent years, the Expanding Opportunities for Each Child  program is a non-competitive grant. 

Program Updates:  Fiscal Year 2023 

For state fiscal year 2023 (FY23), the Expanding Opportunities for Each Child program is a non-competitive grant. All traditional school districts and community schools with at least one federally identified school will receive these funds. In Ohio, schools identified for improvement are designated as Priority, Warning and Focus schools.  

The FY23 Expanding Opportunities for Each Child grant application is within the CCIP Consolidated Funding Application. 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, grant focus areas and allowable activities for this grant for FY23, please see the Grant Funding Information document provided below. 

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 FY23 Planning

Archived Materials 

Please note that these materials have been archived and are for historical reference only. Please see materials above for current guidance. 

Non-Competitive Grant FY21 and FY22 - Archived 

Competitive Grant Awards FY19 - Archived 

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