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State Government Funding

state and local government funding sources: Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Department of Human Services, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, State of Colorado, and Statewide Internet Portal Authority
  • Colorado Department of Education
    The Adult Education Initiative’s Office has compiled a list of funding opportunities for adult education programs.
    The office also provides funding for the following grants “Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) Grants” and “Adult Education and Literacy Act (AELA) Grants” both of which libraries are eligible to apply.
  • Colorado Department of Human Services
    The “Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program” is a program that provides funding to local organizations for prevention, intervention, and education programs for children, youth, and their families designed to prevent youth crime and violence, youth marijuana use, and child abuse and neglect.  The program operates on a three-year grant cycle. The current cycle runs July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. Applications will be accepted after this funding period ends.  
  • Colorado Department of Local Affairs
    The agency offers Community Development Block Grants. Funding must be used for activities that benefit either low- and moderate-income persons; prevent or eliminate slums or blight, or address community development needs that have a particular urgency.  Eligible uses of funds include acquisition, design/engineering, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or installation of public improvements or public facilities.
  • State of Colorado
    Search for “grants”
  • Statewide Internet Portal Authority
    Offers Micro-grants averaging between $1,000 to $6,500. Libraries have received funding for digitization projects, wireless broadband infrastructure, and digital maps.

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