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Download the 2021 RFA

The submission period for this RFA has expired.

The Ohio Deans Compact released a request for application (RFA) on July 12 seeking applications from four-year institutions of higher education (IHEs) interested in submitting proposals in one or all of the following four priority areas:

Priority Area 1: Designing Curriculum Materials to Prepare all Educators to Challenge, Prepare, and Empower all Learners for Postsecondary Success

Priority Area 2: Designing Comprehensive PK-12 Models that Advance Secondary Graduation and Postsecondary Transition

Priority Area 3: Designing Career Pathways 

Priority Area 4: Designing Customized Training/Apprenticeship Programs

Proposals submitted in response to the new RFA will be due on August 18, 2021 with notification to successful applicants on or before September 15, 2021. We anticipate that funded projects would begin on/around September 15, 2021.

In order to be eligible to apply under this competition, IHEs must attend a virtual bidders’ conference, which will be held on July 23 at 10:00 am. Note that while interested IHEs must send a representative to the bidders’ conference, that representative does not have to be the prospective principal/co-principal investigator.

The virtual meeting took place July 23, 2021.

Proposals will be accepted beginning at noon on July 23 through this website and will be considered using a two-phase panel review process.

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

RFA July 2021   RFA - Budget Sheet 2021 RFA - Applicant Information Sheet 2021

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

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  • Virtual Bidders Conference: July 23, 2021
  • Application Deadline: August 18, 2021
  • Notification of Award: On or before September 15, 2021

~ Ohio Deans Compact ~

Improving the capacity of teacher education, educational leadership, and related services personnel preparation programs in Ohio to better prepare educators to effectively teach and support every child through collaborative inquiry, meaningful partnership, and collective action.