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We're expanding our funding for micro-grants to help support our members with awards for professional development and program support. Please review the information below if you're interested in applying!

Who is Eligible?   

All current OCDA members are eligible to submit one (1) application.    


Application Period

April 19th – May 16th, 2021. 


The Ohio Career Development Association is offering six (6) grants of up to $250 to support OCDA members and their professional development or program support. The grants are intended for activities related to:  


Conference registration or travel  
Workshop registration or travel  
Professional training  
Professional certification(s)  
Assistance with programs that support clients in:   
Developing career readiness skills  
Exploring career options  
Securing employment  
Enhancing their careers

Application Description

Please complete all fields in THIS APPLICATION with as much information as possible. 

Proposals will be judged based on planned use of funds and support of the mission of OCDA to promote a greater understanding of the meaning of work and vocation, to foster career development over the life span, and to improve standards of professional service in the field of career guidance and counseling in Ohio.   


Proposals are due by May 16th, 2021. Grant award notifications will be sent no later than May 24th, 2021.

Questions? Please contact Chelsea Francis, OCDA President, at cfranci1@cscc.edu.

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