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Concurrent Enrollment Expansion and Innovation Grant Program

Purpose

The purpose of the Concurrent Enrollment Expansion and Innovation (CEEI) Grant Program is to provide grants to partnering local education providers and institutions of higher education to expand and innovate concurrent enrollment opportunities to qualified students.

The 2024-25 CEEI Grant awards up to $50,000 per approved applicant for allowable expenses to be used from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025.

 

Now Available! Concurrent Enrollment Expansion & Innovation (CEEI) Grant Program

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Important Dates

Apply using GAINS

Allowable Use of Funds

Funds may be used to supplement and not supplant any moneys currently being used to provide concurrent enrollment activities.

Allowable activities include:

  • Assisting one or more teachers with the cost of obtaining a graduate degree in a specific subject so that the teacher may be certified to teach a postsecondary course at a high school;
  • Removing barriers to concurrent enrollment for qualified students, which may include paying the costs of books, supplies, fees, or transportation;
  • Sharing data between the members of the partnership, which may include purchasing technology software and equipment to assist in the student enrollment process;
  • Providing services, support, and coordination resources for concurrent enrollment for either or both members of the partnership
  • Aligned advising activities between K-12 and higher education;
  • Professional learning/training activities that provide best practices for expansion of concurrent enrollment opportunities;
  • Expanding summer Concurrent Enrollment opportunities; and
  • Supporting high school Concurrent Enrollment teachers to teach concurrent enrollment courses across school districts

Funds may not be used for:

  • Capital equipment;
  • Building improvements, construction, or maintenance; or
  • Incentives, such as gift cards; or
  • Student tuition.

Overview

In May 2019, the Colorado State Legislature passed Senate Bill 19-176, the Concurrent Enrollment Expansion and Innovation Grant Program Act. The act clarifies the differences between concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment, and other programs that enable a student to earn postsecondary credits while the student is enrolled in high school. Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, each school district, charter school, and public school operated by a board of cooperative services (local education provider) that enrolls students in grades 9 through 12 is required to provide the opportunity for concurrent enrollment. Additionally, the act creates the concurrent enrollment expansion and innovation grant program, a grant program, to provide grants to local education providers to use in starting to offer concurrent enrollment or expanding the availability of concurrent enrollment. 


Contact

Michelle Romero 
E-mail: romero_m@cde.state.co.us