The Education Jobs Fund (Ed Jobs) was included as part of federal legislation passed on Aug. 10, 2010. The program provides $10 billion for states to save or create education jobs for the 2010-2011 school year. Ohio is estimated to receive $361 million from this program.
Ohio received approval for these funds on Sept. 9, 2010. Click here to view the final allocations.
The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) issued guidance regarding the application the state must complete, and which also addresses some of the questions educators might have about the funding program.
Guidance Information for Ohio Schools - ODE has prepared a list of questions and answers to help Ohio schools understand the Ed Jobs fund, including uses of funds and the draw down process.
Ed Jobs Fund Initial Allocations – This documentation outlines the initial funding allocations for Local Education Agencies under the Ed Jobs fund.
The USDOE released additional guidance for states on Aug. 13, 2010. This document also addresses some questions schools may have about the funds.
Additionally, the USDOE released guidance regarding the participation of charter schools in the EdJobs program.
If you have questions about the Education Jobs Fund, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.