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School Nurse Workforce Grant


School nurses are essential to our children’s health. During the COVID-19 pandemic response, their inspiring work can be seen in schools and communities across the state and nation.

The pandemic continues to illuminate the value of school nurses in keeping schools healthy and safe.

School Nurse Recognition & Recruitment
Communications Toolkit

School Nurse Recognition and Recruitment Toolkit with graphics

This marketing toolkit can be used by any Colorado school or district for the purpose of recruiting new school nurses and/or recognizing and retaining current school nurses. Resources include messages and graphics in English and Spanish to help share about the value of school nursing and inspire people to enter this dynamic field.

School Nurse Workforce Grant Funding Recipients

In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Colorado Department of Education is enthusiastic to announce that the following 54 Colorado educational providers will receive a total of approximately $8.1 million in funding through the School Nurse Workforce Grant program to increase the capacity of the School Nurse Workforce through the retention and recruitment of qualified School Nurses during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.

  • Academy 20 School District - New Summit Charter Academy
  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • Adams County School District 14
  • Aurora Public Schools - Lotus School of Excellence
  • Aurora Public Schools - Adams-Arapahoe - 28J
  • Boulder Valley School District RE-2
  • Cherry Creek School District 5
  • Creede School District
  • Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1
  • Crowley County School District
  • CSI - Community Leadership Academy
  • CSI - Kwiyagat Community Academy
  • CSI - Prospect Academy 
  • CSI - Montessori del Mundo
  • CSI - Salida Montessori Charter School
  • CSI - Steamboat Montessori School
  • CSI - The Academy
  • Delta County School District

  • Douglas County - HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op
  • Denver Public Schools
  • East Grand School District 2
  • Fremont RE-2
  • Gunnison Watershed RE-1
  • Hanover School District 28
  • Harrison School District - Atlas Preparatory Middle School
  • Harrison School District 2
  • Hayden School District
  • Ignacio School District
  • Jefferson County School District R-1
  • Jefferson County School District Rocky Mountain Deaf School
  • Kim School District RE-88
  • Kiowa School District C-2 
  • Lamar School District RE-2
  • Lewis Palmer School District 38
  • Mancos School District
  • Manitou Springs School District 14
  • Manzanola School District

  • Moffat Consolidated School District 2
  • Montrose County School District RE-1J
  • Morgan County School District - Fort Morgan RE-3
  • North Conejos School District
  • Poudre School District
  • Pueblo School District 60
  • Sangre de Cristo School District
  • St. Vrain Valley Schools
  • Steamboat Springs School District
  • Swink School District 33
  • Weld County School District Greeley-Evans School District 6
  • Weld County School District RE-5J Johnstown-Milliken
  • West End Public Schools
  • West Grand School District 1-JT
  • Westminster Public Schools
  • Wiggins School District RE-50

Upcoming Important Dates

See Exhibit A for the full Table of Deliverables

Contact the Program Team

For Grant Program Questions:

Jacklyn Thompson, MSW LSW
School Nurse Workforce Grant Coordinator
   or schedule a 1:1 meeting with this calendar

For Budget/Fiscal Questions:

Tricia Miller
Grant Specialist

For Application Process Questions:

Mandy Christensen
Competitive Grants and Awards (303) 957-6217

For School Nurse Questions:

Anita Brodecky, BSN RN NCSN AE-C
School Nurse Specialist

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