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Ohio Department of Education Announces RemotEDx Subgrant Awardees for Nonprofit and Community-Based Student Learning and Remote Education Partners

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Release date: 3/18/2021

Columbus, OHIO – As part of its RemotEDx initiative – an initiative that brings together remote, hybrid and blended learning partners from across the state to help schools and districts enhance, expand and more effectively scale high-quality remote, hybrid and blended education delivery models - the Ohio Department of Education recently awarded subgrants to nonprofit and community-based organizations partnering with schools to help improve remote caring, teaching and learning opportunities for Ohio’s most underserved students.

Seventeen subgrantees were selected from a pool of 150 applicants. Subgrantees received up to $150,000 from the Ohio’s CARES Act funds to achieve one or more of the following: 

  • Identifying, creating and implementing high-quality instruction; 
  • Supporting student wellness, participation and engagement; 
  • Supporting professional learning for school leaders and educators;
  • Supporting learning management systems and interoperable platforms; 
  • Capturing and sharing lessons learned from two decades of e-learning. 
Lead applicants receiving awards include: Advanced Methods in Innovation Akron Zoo Bonds of Union Cleveland Playhouse (AA) Courageous Community Services Geauga Grown Partnership Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association JASON Learning Muskingum Area Mental Health and Recovery Services Muskingum County Community Foundation Ohio Distance Learning Association Ohio Historical Society (Ohio History Connection) Partnership for Innovations in Education Spice Field Kitchen TomTod Ideas 1 University of Toledo School Psychology Program WOSU Public Media

“We see a tremendous impact when schools and community partners work together to support students,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria. “RemotEDx is designed not only to set the stage for these kinds of partnerships, but also to provide the resources needed for their success.”   The full list of awardees including their named partners can be found on the RemotEDx funding opportunities webpage.


Contact for News Media: Mandy Minick at or (614) 816-4451  

The Ohio Department of Education is a diverse team of passionate, education-focused professionals dedicated to fulfilling the vision established in Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s strategic plan for education. The vision is, “In Ohio, each child is challenged to discover and learn, prepared to pursue a fulfilling post-high school path and empowered to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society.” Ensuring this vision for each of Ohio’s 1.7 million students, in partnership with more than 240,000 educators across the state, is no small feat. Under the leadership of the superintendent of public instruction and governed by the State Board of Education, Department team members, in collaboration with a wide range of partners, are sharply focused on helping schools and districts continually improve to be the best they can be for each child. Equity and impact are core to every program, service and action. The Department’s work is well regarded both in Ohio and nationally for its innovative, leading-edge and forward-looking approach. When the Department succeeds, students succeed, communities succeed and Ohio succeeds.