Colorado Department of Education (CDE) - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III)
06/28/22 11:59 PM MDT
Grants to Colorado local educational providers, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, IHEs, Tribes, and public agencies for projects to expand educational opportunities for students. Funding is intended to support students and communities as they recover from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
As Colorado students and families continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorado Department of Education seeks to support and empower students and families across the state through a coordinated, comprehensive, and consistent community approach. The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the academic and personal challenges many students face. Helping them overcome those challenges requires not only the efforts of educators during the school day but also the efforts of student-centric afterschool and summer programming.
As such, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is creating a grant program that will support districts and community-based organizations (CBOs) in creating new, or expanding existing, expanded learning opportunities (ELOs). This program will be funded under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) state reserve.
This program exists to distribute funds to qualified applicants, pursuant to the American Rescue Plan requirements for the state education agency to reserve 1% of the state set aside to fund evidence-based comprehensive afterschool programs and an additional 1% to fund evidence-based summer enrichment programs, to create expanded learning opportunities that address students’ academic and personal needs, ensure families can continue to engage in and support their students’ learning, and ultimately continue to strengthen schools and communities during COVID-19 recovery.
This funding opportunity seeks to accelerate student learning and strengthen student engagement in that learning by:
The following are projected outcomes of this funding opportunity:
Allowable Use of Funds and information about Priority Considerations can be found on the URL for Full Text, below.
GrantWatch ID#: 204137
Eligible applicants are invited to submit applications that meet the needs of their program(s) with a maximum of $2 million per application and a maximum of $2,000 per student served annually.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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