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State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)

The Office of Learning Supports (OLS) was awarded a State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) for the 2016-2021 funding cycle. The SPDG program from the U.S. Department of Education provides funding and technical support to State Educational Agencies to assist them in reforming and improving systems within education. 


2016-2021 Project Information

The purpose of the current SPDG project is to develop an integrated Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework in Colorado at the state, regional, district, and school level. The OLS has partnered with 31 districts and BOCES to implement MTSS in their respective sites. As a result of the project, educators will increase their use of evidence-based practices, and all students in Colorado will experience improvement in academic and behavioral outcomes. 

To achieve this purpose, the project has five goals: 

  1. Increase state leadership capacity for CO-MTSS through meaningful stakeholder collaboration and team work.
  2. Increase regional and district capacity for CO-MTSS through effective leadership, planning, and provision of professional development and technical assistance to local schools and educational buildings.
  3. Increase preschool-12, school level capacity for CO-MTSS through the implementation of team-driven shared leadership, data-based problem solving, family, school, and community partnering, and a layered continuum of evidence-based practices.
  4. Improve teacher performance through the development of district and regional systems of professional development and technical assistance.
  5. Increase family, school, and community partnering around CO-MTSS through specific partnership activities and involvement at all levels.

Consult the Current Grantee LEA page for Colorado's SPDG CO-MTSS Cohort 1 & 2 grant recipients.


Archive (JUNE 2017)

As a reference, grant application and submission materials are included below; note that these are archives, and no applications are currently being accepted.