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Concurrent Enrollment Expansion and Innovation Grant Program
*Thank you for your interest in applying for the Concurrent Enrollment Expansion and Innovation Grant Program. In order to support districts’ focus on the current health situation, CDE is pausing all competitive grant program applications and review processes for the time being. Applications for competitive grant programs will be temporarily suspended until further notice. Applications for competitive grant programs that have already been submitted will be retained for future consideration.
The department will reassess the timing for competitive grant program applications and review in the coming weeks to determine the best way forward.
For questions, please contact Kim Burnham at Burnham_K@cde.state.co.us.
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.
The purpose of the Concurrent Enrollment Expansion and Innovation 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 grant awards up to $100,000 per approved applicant to be used through June 30, 2021.
April 1, 2020Date TBD*: RFP Q&A webinar April 13, 2020Date TBD*: Applications due May 18, 2020Date TBD*: Initial notifications go out
- RFP Webinar: An application Q&A webinar is scheduled for
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 10:00am to 11:00amDate TBD*. If you have additional questions, please email CompetitiveGrants@cde.state.co.us.
- Submit the application and budget by
Monday, April 13, 2020 at 11:59pmDate TBD*. An electronic copy of the application (in PDF format) and electronic budget (in Excel format) must be submitted to CompetitiveGrants@cde.state.co.us. The electronic version should include all required components of the application as one document. Please attach the electronic budget workbook in Excel format as a separate document. Faxes will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. If you do not receive an email confirmation of receipt of your application within 24 hours of the deadline, please email CompetitiveGrants@cde.state.co.us.
- Applications will be reviewed by CDE staff and peer reviewers to ensure they contain all required components. Initial notifications will go out the week of
May 18, 2020Date TBD*.