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LEA and BOCES Monitoring Plan

The U.S. Department of Education has approved Colorado’s Race to the Top monitoring plan and CDE has sent information to all participating RTTT LEAs and BOCES.

In order to decrease the burden on LEAs and BOCES, CDE is asking for annual or semi-annual progress updates only. Whether LEAs and BOCES are asked to submit a progress update annually or semi-annually is based on the amount of money received and their accreditation status (for BOCES the accreditation status of the districts collaborating under the BOCES was taken into account. For details on filling out the progress update and other parts of the SOW document, please see page five of the Grant Management Manual (under More Resources)

LEA Annual Survey- 2014

The foundation of Colorado’s Race to the Top Phase 3 work is to provide support to districts as they work to implement state reforms. As part of our Race to the Top efforts we will be sending out a short survey every summer through the end of the Race to the Top grant. This survey allows us to gather information required for reporting on Race to the Top work to the US Department of Education. All districts participating in Race to the Top are required to complete this survey but we would appreciate it if non-participating districts provided this information, as well. Also, because this survey pertains to district practices, all districts – including those served by BOCES – need to complete the survey individually.

The survey consists of five multiple choice questions and should take about five minutes to complete. Because you may need to confer with others in your district in order to provide the requested information, we have posted the survey here.  (Race to the Top Phase 3 Annual LEA Survey - 2014)

If you have any questions about the survey or the Race to the Top grant, please contact Tricia Miller, Race to the Top Director at 303.866.5735 or via email at

LEA Request for Funds Process

Colorado’s RTTT office is pleased to announce that the RTTT “Request for Funds” form is now available on C-FIRS Tracker. Any LEA who has expended funds for RTTT scope of work activities and has returned their signed subgrantee Terms & Conditions letter, can now be reimbursed for those funds.

Access the Tracker site
If you have forgotten your password, chose the “Reset Password” button to receive a new password.

Questions pertaining to filling out the RFF form please contact:

Grants Fiscal: Tim Kahle 303.866.6034
Robert Hawkins 303.866.6775
Martin Petrov 303.866.6389

Questions pertaining to RTTT, scopes of work, budgets, and award letters please contact:

RTTT Office: Tiffany Deines 303.866.5723
Tricia Miller 303.866.5735

How to access and complete the RTTT “Request for Funds” form

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