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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.

Grants and Awards Forecast

2015-2016 Grants and Awards Forecast (Updated September 28, 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.

Attend a Grant Writing Training on October 13, 2015

Do you want to know more about the Colorado Department of Education's grant funding opportunities? Do you want to learn best strategies for planning and writing a competitive grant proposal? Attend the Grant Writing Training for the South Metro region! In this one-day free training, attendees will learn about CDE's competitive grant processes and helpful tips for writing fundable proposals, and hands-on exercises to put grant writing skills to use. All representatives from schools and districts are welcome to attend. To register, please visit the link below.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Castle View High School - Library
5254 North Meadows Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Register via Eventbrite

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 and award 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

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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