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Office of Grants Program Administration


Welcome to the Colorado Department of Education's Office of Grants Program Administration (GPA) website. The GPA Office is dedicated to enhancing school improvement through federal and state grant opportunities. We offer support to students, teachers, and administrators in the application and funding process.

Mission: The Grants Program Administration Office is dedicated to developing, promoting, and streamlining state and federal grant processes at the Colorado Department of Education to provide equitable access and opportunity for grants and awards, and to maximize the efficiency, impact, and equity in funding for all students of Colorado.​

Vision: All state and federal grants and awards will be accurately and efficiently distributed through an innovative and intelligent system that builds equity, access, and opportunity in funding for all students of Colorado.

Grants and Awards Forecast

Grants and Awards Forecast

The Grants and Awards Forecast is updated regularly to reflect current and upcoming funding and award opportunities available through various offices across the Colorado Department of Education. Current opportunities, links to specific program information, Requests for Applications, and recorded webinars are available. The forecast also highlights due dates, available funding, and eligibility criteria, as well as contact information for each program.

Grants Administration Implementation and Navigation System (GAINS) Training

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is excited to launch our first department-wide, grants management system in the fall of 2023. This new system, the Grants Administration Implementation and Navigation System (GAINS), will streamline and consolidate multiple application systems and processes into a single location and system. 

In preparation and support for the launch and transition, CDE, in collaboration with the system vendor, will be hosting a series of in-person trainings for Local Education Agencies (LEAs)/Local Educational Providers (LEPs).

Registration information, including locations, dates, and times can be found on our GAINS Training Page.  

Education Service Providers

Become a Regular Reviewer for CDE's Competitive Grants and Awards

The Grants Program Administration Office is currently recruiting reviewers to serve in an ongoing reviewer pool. The office is looking for subject matter experts to help the team ensure that qualified reviewers will be selected and assigned to review teams for upcoming competitive funding and award opportunities.

To become part of this reviewer pool, please fill out this short survey. If you apply, the office will contact you periodically to review applications applicable to your expertise. Your time commitment as a reviewer throughout the year is entirely up to you.

If you encounter issues finding the information you need and/or questions about the Grans Program Administration Office webpages, please contact the Grants and Awards team. Be sure to copy the URL of the page on which the issue is present into your e-mail.