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Quality Teacher Recruitment Grant Program
Section 22-94-101, C.R.S. (Senate Bill 13-260), created the Quality Teacher Recruitment Program. The program authorizes CDE to award grants to organizations collaborating with school districts or boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to recruit, select, train, and retain highly qualified teachers in areas that have had historic difficulty in attracting and keeping quality teachers. The program also includes funding for CDE to contract with a third-party evaluator to track and review the program’s outcomes.
Eligible applicants are required to have a documented history of recruiting, training, and retaining highly qualified teachers in areas of Colorado and other states that have had historic difficulty in attracting teachers and must demonstrate that the teachers it has placed achieved high academic growth from their students. Applicants are also required to obtain 100% matching funds from private or corporate donors.
Grants for the 2021-22 through 2022-23 grant cycle have been awarded. Click here to view a list of grants that have been awarded to date.
Click on the links below to learn more about how grantees have used funds to recruit, select, train, and retain teachers.
For further information, please contact Jennifer Simons-Lindsey.