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State of Ohio - Controlling Board Request
30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3457
(614) 466-5721 FAX:(614) 466-3813
CAPITAL REQUEST Controlling Board No.
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  2/26/2018


Department of Higher Education

Department of Higher Education

Eligible for Local Administration?
Real Estate Acquisition
    Release of Capital Funds(R.C.Sec. 127.14G) and/or R.C.126.14
    Transfer of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G and/or Sec. 127.15)
    Higher Education Authorization Request (Sec. 3333.071)
    Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Fiscal Year(s)
Bill No.
SB 310
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?
Capital Request
    Release of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G)
    Transfer of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G and/or Sec. 127.15)
    Waiver of Competitive Selection (R.C.Sec. 127.16B)
      No Competitive Opportunity
      Agency Released Competitive Opportunity
    Agency Released Competitive Opportunity (R.C.Sec. 127.162)
    Release Percent for Arts (R.C.Sec. 3379.10)
    Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:

For FYAmountNameAddressCounty

FromToFYFund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameTransfer AmountPrev Rel Amount
BOR01 2018 7034 C23529 Workforce Based Training & Equipment $1,368,904.81 $0.00
JTC01 2018 7034 C38607 Workforce Based Training & Equipment $47,700.00 $0.00
KSU01 2018 7034 C270H5 Workforce Based Training & Equipment $137,400.00 $0.00
LCC01 2018 7034 C37911 Workforce Based Training & Equipment $136,800.00 $0.00
NEM01 2018 7034 C30537 Workforce Based Training & Equipment $136,000.00 $0.00
STC01 2018 7034 C38927 Workforce Based Training & Equipment $137,361.00 $0.00
UAK01 2018 7034 C25077 Workforce Based Training & Equipment $136,892.81 $0.00
YSU01 2018 7034 C34529 Workforce Based Training & Equipment $636,751.00 $0.00

Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameTotal Amount

Jim Bennett 02/26/2018
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
02/02/2018 Christine Morrison
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
Name:  Dawn Gatterdam Title:  Director of Capital Planning
Phone:  (614) 466 - 2574 Fax:  (614) 466 - 5866 E-Mail:
  The Department of Higher Education respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to transfer capital appropriation in the amount of $1,368,904.81 from Fund 7034, ALI C23529 (Workforce Based Training & Equipment), in FY18, to various appropriation line items in Fund 7034 to support collaboration between businesses and higher education through the Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) program.  
  The purpose of the Workforce Based Training & Equipment line item is to support education and skill training of students and/or incumbent workers to meet the current and future talent needs of growing, emerging and high demand industries through investments in capital equipment and facilities. The proposed equipment purchases and facility improvements will directly impact the capacity and capability of the institutions to serve students and regional businesses. Eligible institutions are any degree granting state institutions of higher education including community colleges, universities and regional campuses.

The Department of Higher Education implemented the Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) program to fund initiatives with regional collaboration between businesses and higher education. The goals of the program are to retain and expand existing businesses, attract new enterprises and further entrepreneurship. An emphasis of the RAPIDS program is to build regional strength in education and training delivery systems to develop and enhance critical workplace and career skills through levels of post-secondary education.

The state institution must be the lead on the proposal and own the equipment/facility. If the equipment/facility will be owned by a separate governmental or non-profit entity, the institution must enter into a joint use agreement with the entity. The Chancellor allocated up to $974,026 to regions of the state based on the JobsOhio network and opportunities for economic and workforce benefits.

For an institution to receive an award, it demonstrated the active involvement of business and educational partnerships across the region to meet targeted occupations and skills. The partnerships are between multiple companies operating in Ohio and the institutions. Institutions also partnered with other Universities, Community Colleges, and Ohio Technical Centers in the region. Each region developed its own plans to address workforce needs and gaps.

The proposed funding is for Northeast Ohio Central and Eastern institutions: Eastern Gateway Community College, Kent State University, Lakeland Community College, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Stark State College, University of Akron, and Youngstown State University. The equipment and technology purchased by the Ohio Higher Education institutions will be used to train and up-skill current and future workers of Ohio and develop a talent pipeline that addresses the skill and workforce needs of Ohio's growing and high-demand business and industry.

The following ALI's names will change from the previous program name, Non-credit Job Training, to the new program name, Workforce Based Training and Equipment with the approval of this request: C38607, C270H5, C37911, C305__, C38927, C25077, and C34529.
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: BOR0100410
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Other RAPIDS Award Letters