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Staff Wellness Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity to Support the Physical, Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs of school faculty and staff.

The Colorado Department of Education Health and Wellness Unit is excited to announce that we are accepting applications starting Tuesday, November 2, 2022 at 5:00PM MST,  to support the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) efforts that focus on improving the physical, social and emotional and mental health needs of school faculty and staff.

  • CDE’s Health and Wellness Unit has dedicated approximately $40,000 for this one-time funding opportunity.
  • Applications will be accepted, and schools and districts will be funded on a rolling basis until all funds are dispersed, or the application will close on Friday, February 18, 2022, whichever comes first.
  • Districts/BOCES may apply for up to $2,500 to support multiple schools or district wide efforts.
  • Schools/Charters may apply for up to $750.
  • The funds can only be used during the 2021-2022 school year.
  • All funds must be spent by April 30, 2022
  • Applicants must identify a Staff Wellness Project Coordinator to oversee activities, management, and communication with CDE’s Department Manager.
  • An end of the year narrative and an Annual Financial Report (AFR) will be required to be submitted at the end of the school year.

To assist in the decision-making process about what types of projects will be considered an appropriate use of funds we have created a staff wellness implementation guide. As you review the guide consider how you can work across multiple WSCC component areas to support your staff wellness efforts.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                      CDE Staff Wellness Application (google form)                                                           



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                                    Staff Wellness Funding and Implementation Guide


  PDF Version of Google Form Application (Do not submit this PDF as an application)


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