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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.

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The next RFA for the QTRP will be in the spring of 2025. Updates will be posted here.

Click here to view a list of grants that have been awarded in prior grant cycles.


The most recent report on this program is available here.



For further information, please contact Jennifer Simons.