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Safe Schools Reopening Grant (SSRG)


In addition to CRF distribution to districts, CDE managed the Safe Schools Reopening Grant (SSRG) in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). This $15 million in one-time grant funding provided local educational agencies (LEAs - school districts and BOCES) with public schools struggling to return to in-person learning.

Application Information

Application is Closed


To be eligible to receive an award from the Safe Schools Reopening Grant, LEAs must demonstrate that participating schools have struggled to reopen during the Fall and have a plan to spend down all of their previously awarded Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) grant awards by Dec. 30, 2020.

Applicants will also need to be able to expend the Safe Schools Reopening funds by Dec. 30, 2020. Priority will be given to applicants with a high percentage of at-risk pupils.


Note: Applicants approved for funding will be asked to work with CDE to complete a budget prior to release of funding. Budgets must be approved by CDE prior to funds being obligated.


Deadline to apply for the grant: November 30, 2020