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Deadline for ESSER Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant

Event Date and Time

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (All day)


Please refer to the ESSER Grant homepage for full details about this funding opportunity and all applicable resources and links.


As Colorado students and families continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorado Department of Education seeks to support and empower students and families across the state through a coordinated, comprehensive, and consistent community approach. The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the academic and personal challenges many students face. Helping them overcome those challenges requires not only the efforts of educators during the school day but also the efforts of student-centric afterschool and summer programming.

As such, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is creating a grant program that will support districts and community-based organizations (CBOs) in creating new, or expanding existing, expanded learning opportunities (ELOs). This program will be funded under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) state reserve.  

The Colorado Department of Education will be making up to $10 million of ARP ESSER III funding available for this program. Eligible applicants are invited to submit applications that meet the needs of their program(s) with a maximum of $2 million per application and a maximum of $2,000 per student served annually.

Application opened on May 2nd, 2022 and closes on June 28th, 2022. If interested in applying for this funding opportunity, submit the Intent to Apply by Friday, May 13, by 11:59 pm MDT. The Intent to Apply is encouraged, but not required to submit an application.




Contact Information

Spencer Ellis
Phone: 720-237-3306