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Retaining Teachers Grant Program

About the Grant Program

The Retaining Teachers Grant Program was created by HB18-1412 and provides school districts, BOCES, and charter schools the opportunity to implement strategies to improve their ability to successfully retain teachers. This grant program does not include funds for teacher recruitment activities.  For more information on grant funds available for teacher recruitment, read about the Quality Teacher Recruitment Program and the Stipends for Rural Educators opportunities offered through the Colorado Center for Rural Education.

CDE submits an annual statutorily required report to the State Board of Education, the House and Senate Education Committees of the General Assembly, and the Governor's Office.  These reports can be accessed here.

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  • CDE will be in contact with grantees regarding 2020-21 funds as soon as the budget is finalized by the Legislature.
  • Click here to download the most recent report on the Retaining Teachers Grant Program.


Grant Awards

Cohort 1: Cohort 1 grantees are currently implementing year two of three-year grants (2018-19 through 2020-21 fiscal years).

Cohort 2: Cohort 2 grantees are currently implementing year one of two-year grants (2019-20 through 2020-21 fiscal years).

Below is a list of the grantees and their award amounts for the 2019-20 school year.

List of Retaining Teachers grantees
Cohort Grantee 2019-20 Award
1 Aurora Public Schools $125,000
1 Denver Public Schools $109,189
1 Garfield School District No. 16 $30,000
1 Garfield School District RE-2 $37,486
1 Hayden School District RE-1 $120,000
1 Montezuma Cortez RE-1 $125,000
1 Northeast Colorado BOCES $212,040
1 San Luis Valley BOCES $209,540
1 West Grand School District 1-JT $120,000
2 Boulder Valley School District RE-2 $110,625
2 Clear Creek School District Re-1 $101,333
2 Colorado River BOCES $151,522
2 District 49 (Falcon) $108,576
2 Early College of Arvada $44,250
2 East Central BOCES $175,796
2 Ellicott School District 22 $107,726
2 New America Schools $74,218
2 Pagosa Peak Open School $44,250
2 South Central BOCES $177,000
2 Southeastern BOCES/Santa Fe Trail BOCES $219,568
2 St. Vrain Valley Schools $131,003