Funding Opportunities

Learn about funding opportunities available to Ohio schools and partnering education agencies to support remote, hybrid, and blended learning.

RemotEDx Subgrants to Increase the Number of Students Earning Industry-Recognized Credentials

The application deadline has passed. Information about awarded applications will be posted when it is available. Information about this grant is available here:

A new funding opportunity is now available from RemotEDx, Ohio’s suite of remote learning supports, aimed at building and strengthening education and industry partnerships to increase the number of students earning industry-recognized credentials. These subgrants (the second in a series of RemotEDx subgrants to support remote learning) are available to workforce development groups that partner with an educational service center, school, district or consortium of schools or districts to help students continue their education through earning industry-recognized credentials. Applicants have until February 12, 2021 to apply for grant awards of up to $150,000.

Awards will be given to eligible applicants who present the most collaborative, innovative and impactful proposals that address one or more competitive priorities:

  1. Deploying an awareness campaign: Eligible applicants should outline a plan to implement an awareness campaign that emphasizes the importance of high school students earning industry-recognized credentials and promotes locations where credential training can be completed.
  2. Providing professional learning: Eligible applicants should provide a framework of professional development opportunities for educators, or other key professionals (such as school staff or industry representatives that will assist with credential training or mentoring) identified within the partnership.
  3. Designing, developing and implementing creative remote learning solutions: Eligible applicants should explain a plan for assisting students in earning qualifying credentials in a remote setting that provides free access to necessary equipment, supplies, hands-on training, videos or simulation equipment for earning the industry credential and uses or compliments existing online training and makes it available in the RemotEDx Exchange.

Eligible applicants include Business Advisory Councils, industry sector partnerships, other regional and state positioned workforce and industry groups and non-profit organizations focused on education or student success.

Deadline - February 12, 2021


RemotEDx Subgrants for Nonprofit or Community-Based Remote Education Partners

The application deadline has passed. Information about awarded applications will be posted when it is available. Information about this grant is available here:

RemotEDx, Ohio’s suite of remote learning supports, is offering a new funding opportunity aimed at building and strengthening nonprofit and community-based partnerships supporting underserved students. These subgrants will be available to nonprofit organizations partnering with a school, district, or consortium of schools or districts to help improve, enhance, and enrich remote caring, teaching, and learning opportunities for Ohio’s most underserved students. Applicants may apply for grant awards of up to $150,000.

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations focused on education or student success, children services, and behavioral and mental health partners, nonprofit organizations that represent the voices of key stakeholders, institutions of higher education, and business-related organizations.

Applicants should be able to outline a plan for use of the funds that will achieve one or more of the following:

  1. Identifying, creating, and implementing high-quality instruction.
  2. Supporting student wellness, participation, and engagement.
  3. Supporting professional learning for school leaders and educators.
  4. Supporting learning management systems and interoperable platforms.
  5. Capturing and sharing lessons learned from two decades of e-learning.

Deadline - February 1, 2021


Ohio Collaborative for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools

Philanthropy Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education are pleased to announce grants awarded to 57 projects, totaling over $5.7 million and benefitting more than 800,000 students across Ohio, through the Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools (OCER). This was achieved through two rounds of grant applications and awards. This public-private partnership aims to help schools and districts improve remote education practices and outcomes and to use remote education as a catalyst for re-imagining and re-engineering the delivery of high-quality caring, teaching and learning opportunities for Ohio’s underserved students. View the announcement here.