Prevention Education Professional Development Grant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General Questions


General Questions

    1. How many grants will the Department award per region?
    The Department will award one professional development grant for each of the five project regions.  

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    2. Can the Executive Summary be single spaced? Can you remove the maximum of one-page requirement?
    The Executive Summary cannot exceed one page and must be formatted the same as the rest of the document, including being double spaced (see page 7 of the Request for Applications). 

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    3. The RFP states that everything must be 11-point font and double-spaced. What about charts and tables? Can they be single-spaced?
    Charts and tables can be single-spaced but the type size must be at least 11-points.

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    4. Where can I find the K-12 Prevention Education Funding initiative on the web?
    The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services K-12 Prevention Funding opportunities webpage is posted here: Funding Opportunities Page. The self-assessment tool will be available Dec. 13.

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    5. Please clarify whether the applicant should enter the two-year budget into the CCIP or only Year 1 budget into CCIP.
    The applicant must enter the proposed budget for one year of funding into CCIP budget page. The request may be up to $200,000 per year per project region and must not exceed $400,000 over two fiscal years. Please also see page 6 of the Request for Applications.

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    6. Please clarify whether the budget narrative should include budget for both year 1 and year 2.
    The budget narrative should include the budget for both year 1 and year 2.

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    7. What is the minimum score that would allow an applicant to be considered for an award?
    The minimum score for an applicant to be considered for an award is 33.

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    8. Do you plan to have a webinar or Q/A opportunity? If yes, when?
    We do not plan to have a webinar. Applicants with questions can contact the Department at wholechild@education.ohio.gov or by phone at (614) 466-9540.

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    9. Are ESCs located within the same region permitted to form a consortium and submit a joint/consortium application for the Prevention Education Professional Development grant?

    ESCs for one or more regions may work in a partnership, however, one of the ESC partners must be designated as the fiscal agent. In addition, the ESC partnership must comply with the following:

    1. Describe in their application how they train all educators and school personnel serviced by the ESCs in the partnership.
    2. Show how the partnership will meet the requirements and criteria outlined in the Request for Applications.
    3. Apply for one or more of the designated regions outline in the RFA. These regions are fixed and cannot be altered.
    4. Work with the other ESCs and community partners within the region who are not members of the partnership to fulfill the requirements of the grant.
    5. Develop and upload a budget narrative demonstrating how the funding opportunity is shared or used in each of the regions.  
    6. Upload a draft MOU/Contract between the ESC partnership, demonstrating intent. The Department will request a copy of an executed MOU/contract after award of the grant.  

    It is important to note, per selection criteria number 6 on page 14 of the Request for Applications, first priority will be given to the ESC with the highest score within their own region. This criterion will apply to the fiscal agent submitting the application. To maintain priority, if the partnership wants to apply for two different regions, an ESC within the region must serve as the fiscal agent and apply for the partnership within that region. Finally, there must be one fiscal agent for each region.

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    10. Can you include attachments to the grant application outside of the 20-page limit?
    All information provided for the Prevention Education Program Grant proposal needs to be included in the Narrative. The application requirements in the RFA state that the Narrative, including the Executive Summary, cannot exceed 20 pages (8.5” X 11” standard letter size), double-spaced with one-inch margins. Please use 11-point Times New Roman font.

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Last Modified: 12/12/2019 9:26:34 AM