Recording Available of ODE’s Libraries Accelerating Learning Grant Webinar

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) hosted a webinar on Sept. 9, 2022 for public libraries who wish to apply for the Libraries Accelerating Learning Grant. If you missed the live presentation, a recording is available below.

Please note: ODE has extended the application deadline to Fri., Oct. 7, 2022

ODE created this special $5 million grant program specifically for public libraries to support Future Forward Ohio, the state’s strategic priorities to help students recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These federally-supported COVID-19 relief funds are part of a larger package of recovery supports, including tutoring, summer enrichment and after-school learning programs, which will directly meet the needs of Ohio’s students.

The Libraries Accelerating Learning Grant is open to all public library systems in Ohio and collaboration between library systems is permitted. Awards are anticipated to range between $25,000 and $250,000.


  • Michelle Francis, Ohio Library Council
  • Jana Fornario, Ohio Department of Education
  • Sarah Wilson, Ohio Department of Education
  • Karl Koenig, Ohio Department of Education
View an archived version of this webinar.
[Run time: 38 minutes]