Download the 2017 RFA  

The submission period for this RFA has expired.

On June 2, 2017, The Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children released a request for application (RFA) for new incentive grants. All Ohio four-year institutions of higher education (IHEs) with accredited teacher and/or administrator preparation programs are eligible to apply for all priorities included in the RFA. The RFA may be downloaded form the link below.

Funding for this third round of incentive grants will support (1) the implementation of merged/blended dual licensure models of teacher preparation within a specified time period; and (2) the development of authentic and meaningful university-school district partnerships¹ in several focus areas.

Applications may be submitted as early as noon on June 26 and no later than July 24 at 4:30 pm ET. To be eligible to submit an application, applicant institutions must have a representative attend the Compact’s Bidders Conference, which will be held on June 26, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, at the University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center, 3246 Henderson Rd., Columbus, OH 43220.

Parking is limited. We suggest that attendees car pool to the extent possible. There are two large shopping parking lots located a few blocks east of the meeting site at/around 1871 W. Henderson Rd., and 1920 Henderson Rd, Columbus, 43220.

On behalf of the Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children, we look forward to working with you to promote sustainable and replicable improvements in Ohio’s personnel preparation and development system that contribute to building the capacity of teachers, administrators, schools, and districts to prepare every child for success.

¹ School district for purposes of this RFA is defined broadly to include Ohio’s educational service centers (ESCs).

Use the links below to download a copy of the request for application (RFA) and required downloadable forms.

RFA 2017   RFA - Budget Sheet 2017   RFA - Applicant Information Sheet 2017

To submit a question to the Compact Core Team about the RFA and/or application process, click here.

To read previously submitted and answered questions, click here.


  • Bidders Conference: June 26, 2017
  • Application Deadline: July 24, 2017

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