Remote Technology Grant Opportunity

The Supreme Court of Ohio is announcing a special one-time funding opportunity focused on the purchase of equipment necessary to quickly facilitate remote access for local courts. This funding opportunity is due to the emergency need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Court has opened the application period for requests. Priority will be given to video conferencing equipment requests.

This opportunity is for eligible Ohio courts (Mayor’s courts are not eligible) to aid in the implementation of remote technology-based projects. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, awards made promptly, and announcements made in an ongoing process. Awards will continue to be made for applications received by the deadline or until funds are exhausted.

Applications will be received until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

OPPORTUNITY

Please read the Opportunity thoroughly as it details the requirements for all applicants.

APPLICATION

Please read the application instructions.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Teleconferences have been scheduled as follows:

Thursday, March 26, 2020 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EDT)
From your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/376724501
By phone: 1.646.749.3122 and use Access Code: 376-724-501
- One-touch: tel:+16467493122,,376724501#

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1 - 2 p.m. (EDT)
From your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/639146109
By phone: 224.501.3412 and use Access Code: 639-146-109
- One-touch: tel:+12245013412,,639146109#

Please send your questions in advance to grants@sc.ohio.gov.  Questions received at least 24 hours prior to the call will be discussed. If time allows, questions that arise during the call may also be addressed.

PROCUREMENT RESOURCES FOR COURTS

The Supreme Court of Ohio has developed a website to provide guidance and direction to Ohio courts in their efforts to procure goods and services such as technology (audio/video equipment, case management systems, etc.). The site includes resources designed to guide courts through the various stages of procurement, including requests for proposals, contracting, and project management. While these resources will serve as helpful and informative reference tools for courts, it is not an all-inclusive instructional guide. The Supreme Court of Ohio remains committed to assisting Ohio courts and providing guidance in regards to large procurements when needed.

Procurement Resources for Courts

GRANT AGREEMENT TEMPLATE

The Court’s grant agreement template contains further information about the requirements for awardees, who will be asked to agree to its terms.

QUESTIONS

For questions about this Opportunity, please send an email to grants@sc.ohio.gov or by phone at 614.387.9522.
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