The EARSS program is authorized by Colorado Revised Statute 22-33-205 to fund competitive grant proposals for which the purposes are to provide education services and support services to expelled students, and/or students at risk of being expelled, and/or students at risk of being declared, or already are, habitually truant.
The EARSS program is considered to be an early intervention program. It's intended to assist school districts in meeting statutory obligations to identify students at-risk of disciplinary action (i.e. violating the Code of Conduct) and habitual truancy as early as possible so support plans can be made, in conjunction with the student's family, to assist the student with avoiding future disciplinary action.
- For a quick overview of the size and scope of the program, refer to the EARSS Fact Sheet and Infographic.
Frequently Asked Questions
Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to these questions:
- Who is eligible to apply for an EARSS grant?
- What kind of programs and strategies can be funded with an EARSS grant?
- What are the allowable uses of EARSS grant funds?
Requests for Proposals (RFP)
The competition for FY19 (2018-19) funds closed in March 2018. Monitor this site for future FY20 funding notices.
EARSS Restorative Practices Grant
Information about the Restorative Practices Grant and list of those funded.