Workforce Development & Education Funding Sources

The Division of Local Government (DLG) created this resource to help local governments navigate the funding sources available through a variety of Federal and State programs. Sources are broken out by category below.

DISCLAIMER: This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated frequently as new information is available.

Funding Sources

Program Agency Type Eligibility

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CDLE, CWDC Grants Statewide Initiatives to develop and execute programs to build capacity and technical capabilities and evaluate innovative new concepts targeted to address disproportionate impacts of COVID
Public Air Quality Improvement Grants through Building Excellent Schools Today Act (BEST) (SB21-202) CDE Grants School Districts
Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan Colorado Humanities Grants Colorado-based non-profits
Supplemental Education High-Impact Tutoring Grant Program for Pre-K and K-12 (HB21-1234) CDE Grants Local Governments
4 Grant Programs to Increase Capacity in Early Childcare and Education (SB21-236) CDHS Grants Various
Colorado Work-Based Learning Funding Matrix Various Grants Education entities and businesses
Community Partner Program Back to Work Grant For Displaced Workers (SB21-232) CDHE Grants Institutions of higher education, community partners, workforce centers
Reskilling, Upskilling, and Next-Skilling Workers Grant (HB 1264) CWDC Grants In partnership with local workforce boards: Community-based nonprofits, sector partnerships, local governments, higher education.
Workforce Investment for Skills Training (HB 1264) CDLE Grants & Allocation to Workforce Boards Local workforce boards receive allocation; Nonprofit, community-based organizations will be eligible to apply for a grant to serve specific populations in partnership with local workforce boards.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program USDA Grants & Loans Non-profits, Federally recognized tribes, Institutions of higher ed
Mobile Veterans-support Unit Grant Program to create rural mobile units (SB21-032) DOLA Grants Veteran-owned-and-focused organization
Good Jobs Challenge EDA Grants
Local and Tribal governments, Nonprofits (economic development, workforce), Institutes of Higher Education, Special District Governments
Federal COVID-19 Education Funding EDA Various School Districts