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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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Request for Applications (RFA) for 2020-2022 grant cycle now available!

  • Applications are due April 9, 2020.
  • Intent to Apply is due February 7, 2020.
  • An informational webinar will be held on January 14, 2020 at 10:00 am.  Click here to register for the webinar.

View the 2018-19 grant cycle report to learn more about how grantees have used funds to recruit, select, train, and retain teachers. 

Quality Teacher Recruitment-Funding History

For further information, please contact Jennifer Simons, simons_j@cde.state.co.us.