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Apply for a Grant for Recruiting and Supporting Teachers by Sept. 16
The Quality Teacher Recruitment Program grant provides funding to assist Colorado districts and BOCES in recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers. Funding may be applied to program costs for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
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Submit Proposals for Tiered Intervention Grants by Aug. 18
Tiered Intervention Grants are available to support districts with chronically low performing scores. Eligible schools are either Title I schools that are low performing and/or have a low graduation rate or Title I eligible high schools with low graduation rates. Title I Focus Schools are also eligible for this grant.
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Register for a Grant Writing Training
Regional trainings in June and August offer the chance to practice best strategies for planning and writing a competitive grant proposal and to learn about CDE’s funding opportunities.
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