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Substitute Stipends

The Colorado Department of Education, in partnership with the Colorado Center for Rural Education at the University of Northern Colorado, are pleased to announce the availability of a $300 stipend for new, first-time substitutes with a valid Colorado State Board of Education Educator Certification (Substitute Authorization) on or after 1/1/2020 OR are a retired teacher with a current license, no contract and are a new substitute after 3/1/2020. 

For information on eligibility requirements and application information, view the Colorado Substitute Stipend webpage.  Stipends are issued through the University of Northern Colorado, are limited, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.


For eligibility questions email

For questions related to stipend payments email