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Gifted Education Universal Screening and Qualified Personnel Grant

Submission Window:

April 15, 2019, by 11:59 pm - Submissions received on April 15 are ensured a portion of available funds

April 16-17, 2019, by 11:59 pm - Submissions received April 16-17 may receive funding if funds remain after April 15, 2019


Application for the 2019-20 Gifted Education Universal Screening and Qualified Personnel Grant

Please read all directions in the following guidance document prior to completing the application.  Another helpful resource is the Grant Program Guidance (PDF).

Universal Screening/Qualified Personnel Grant Directions and Application

Note:  There are three (3) required parts to complete the application.  All documents are scanned and then combined into one electronic document in PDF form that is emailed to the CDE Grants Department at faxes will be accepted.

Required documents included in combined electronic PDF submission to CDE Grants Department on April 15, 2019 include:

  1. Part IA: Complete Cover page (with signatures) and assurances page (Word)
  2. Part II:  Complete Part IIA and IIB (Excel)
  3. Supplemental Documentation
    1. Submitted with application when applying for universal screening:
      1. Vendors quote for acceptable testing costs
    2. Required documentation in DMS fiscal tab by grant submission date, April 15, 2019
      1. End of year expenditure report for grant account code: 3228. This report form is integrated into the gifted education fiscal tab in the Exceptional Student Services Unit, Database Management System (DMS), and is found at the end of the 2017-18 Expended Budget. (Only required if grant funds were received for 2017-18)
    3. Submitted with application when applying for qualified personnel:
      1. Evidence of degree for qualified personnel
      2. Job description for qualified personnel (if not as yet hired)
      3. Salary schedule/letter for qualified personnel
    4. Required documentation in DMS fiscal tab by grant submission date, April 15, 2019
      1. When funds are used for qualified personnel working toward an endorsement, the AU must submit an attachment (on the DMS fiscal tab) providing evidence that personnel supported by grant funds is working toward an endorsement. This evidence may be in the form of a transcript of graduate credits, or documented professional learning hours aligned with gifted education core endorsement standards. (As per 2018-19 Exhibit A, Award Letter Statement of Work)


2018-2019 Universal Screening and Personnel Grant Awards


Javits - Right 4 Rural (R4R)

Right 4 Rural is a project with great promise to increase the identification of gifted students from underrepresented populations. Right 4 Rural provides services to selected administrative units (AUs) so that the proportionality of diverse student groups in their respective gifted populations becomes more similar to that of their total school community and to the state total gifted population average of 7%. To this end, leaders and teachers within the administrative units receive professional development tailored to reframing their gifted program and instructional practices to address unique local needs and resources.

Right 4 Rural Team

Right four rural group
From left to right: Andrea Berghoff, EdD (Grant Director), Cahit Polat (DU Doctoral Student), Justine Lopez (DU Doctoral Student), Kristina Hesbol, PhD (DU Faculty and Leadership Director), Norma Hafenstein, PhD (DU Faculty and Co-Principal Investigator), Jacquelin Medina (State Gifted Director and Co-Principal Investigator)


R4R & Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT)

Right 4 Rural Presentation: CAGT

CAGT Conference Presentation


R4R & National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

R4R Poster Presentation


Coaching Strand

Coaching Resources


Right 4 Rural Professional Development Module