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Expelled and At-Risk Student Services (EARSS)

Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Fiscal Year 2015

(2014-2015 School Year through 2017-2018 School Year)

The department seeks new grant proposals for 4-year grants to conclude June 30, 2018.  Proposals are due Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  Eligible applicants are school districts, alternative schools within school districts, charter schools, non-public non-parochial schools, boards of cooperative services, and facility schools.  Applicants must conform to Colorado Revised Statute sections cross-referenced in Title 22, Article 33, Part 2, Expulsion Prevention Programs.


  • Attachment D: Letter of Intent - Due Friday, February 14, 2014 (Letters should still be submitted after February 14 if you intend to submit a proposal.)

Request for Proposal - Due Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Additional Materials Referenced in the Proposal:


RFP Presentation (Slideshow Only)
Use this version as a printed handout for taking notes when listening to the audio recorded webinar.

Webinar (With Audio)
The pre-recorded webinar is intended to achieve three things: 1) Help eligible applicants determine if an EARSS grant is conducive to their context so they can decide to apply or not, 2) Provide advice and guidance to assist with planning a fundable program, and 3) Provide helpful suggestions for writing a high quality proposal.  The webinar is a total of 73 minutes and can be divided up into two shorter sections. 

The first 47-minute segment covers information in the overview section of the RFP.  Interwoven throughout is the rationale for grant requirements, the proper focus to maintain throughout an application, how to avoid pitfalls and the total context within which to plan your program and services.   The scroll bar at the bottom of the screen can pick up with the second section at about the 47 minute mark.  The second 26-minute section covers the scoring rubric.  Interwoven throughout are suggestions of how to meet expectations, how points may be gained or lost, and other helpful advice.

Program Contact:

Janelle Krueger
Phone: 303-866-6750

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