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Concurrent Enrollment Expansion and Innovation Grant Program


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 2021-22 grant awards up to $50,000 per approved applicant to be used through June 30, 2022.

Key Dates

  • March 24, 2021: Application Q&A webinar presentation and recording
  • April 19, 2021: Applications due
  • Week of May 17, 2021: Initial notifications go out

Application Process

  • RFA Webinar: An application Q&A webinar occurred on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Review the presentation and recording. If you have additional questions, please email
  • Completed applications must be submitted online via smartsheet by Monday, April 19, 2021, by 11:59 pm. Within the online application, applicants will complete a section with their applicant information (Parts IA-IC) and then upload their narrative (in PDF) and Excel Budget Workbook (in the CDE Excel template) and Program Assurances Form. 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

  • 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 17, 2021.

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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. 


Michelle Romero 
Phone: 303-877-4155