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Competitive Grants and Awards

Welcome to the Colorado Department of Education's Competitive Grants and Awards website. The Competitive Grants and Awards Unit is dedicated to enhancing school improvement through federal and state grant opportunities. We offer support to students, teachers and administrators in the application and funding process for the grant and award programs listed below.

New! Grants and Awards Forecast

2015-2016 Grants and Awards Forecast (Updated June 4, 2015)

The Competitive Grants and Awards Forecast is updated regularly to reflect current and upcoming funding opportunities available through various offices across the Colorado Department of Education. Current opportunities, links to specific program information as well as applications and recorded webinars are available. The forecast also highlights due dates, available funding, and eligibility criteria as well as contact information for each program.

Summer Training Offers Opportunity to Improve Grant Writing Skills

Attend a grant writing training this summer to learn about CDE's competitive grant processes, hear helpful tips for writing CDE-specific fundable proposals, and complete hands-on exercises to put grant writing skills to use. All representatives from schools and districts are welcome to attend. Register for a free one-day (9 am - 4 pm) training in your region by clicking on the event registration links below:

Pikes Peak Region
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Colorado Springs, CO | Pikes Peak BOCES/UCCS
Registration Link

Southwest Region
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Alamosa, CO | Adams State University
Registration Link

Southeast Region
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Limon, CO | East Central Boces
Registration Link 

West Central Region
Friday, August 28, 2015
Grand Junction, CO | Basil T Knight Staff Development Center
Registration Link

Become a Regular Reviewer for CDE's Competitive Grants and Awards

The Office of Competitive Grants and Awards is currently recruiting reviewers to serve in an ongoing reviewer pool. The office is looking for subject matter experts to help the team ensure that qualified reviewers will be selected and assigned to review teams for upcoming competitive funding opportunities. To become part of this reviewer pool, please click here to fill out a short survey. If you apply, the office will contact you periodically to review applications applicable to your expertise. Your time commitment as a reviewer throughout the year is entirely up to you. For more information, please contact Anna Young at (303) 866-6250 or Young_A@cde.state.co.us.

If you encounter issues finding the information you need and/or questions about the Competitive Grants and Awards webpages, please contact our Web Coordinator. Be sure to copy the URL of the page on which the issue is present into your e-mail.

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