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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 Office 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.

Grant Writing Training

Do you want to learn best strategies for planning and writing a competitive grant proposal as well as learning more about CDE’s funding opportunities? Attend a CDE Grant Writing Training session!

In this one-day free training, attendees will learn about CDE's competitive grant processes, helpful tips for writing fundable proposals, and complete hands-on exercises to put grant writing skills to use. All representatives from schools and districts are welcome to attend. Certificates of completion are available for those who attend the entire training. Training are typically scheduled from 9 am - 4pm (see registration links for details). Parking is free and lunch will be provided.

Registration for each session  is limited to 25 participants. Additional information and resources will be sent via email several days prior to the training. Other trainings in regions throughout the state may be held in the spring of 2017.

Upcoming Events

Greeley - October 25, 2016

Lamar - November 8, 2016

Leadville - November 11, 2016

Grants and Awards Forecast

2016-2017 Grants and Awards Forecast (PDF) -  Updated September 13, 2016

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.

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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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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
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