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School Counselor Corps Grant Program (SCCGP)

Announcement: The 2024 SCCGP application is now closed.

We look forward to welcoming Cohort 14 in June 2024!

The PWR of the School Counselor Corps Grant (SCCG)

Colorado's School Counselor Corps Grant Program is a state funded, competitive, four-year grant that is designed to distribute funds to eligible education providers pursuant to C.R.S. 22-91-101 through 22-91-105

The goals of the program are to:

  • Increase the availability of effective school-based counseling to help increase the state graduation rate and increase the percentage of students who appropriately prepare for, apply to, and continue into postsecondary education; and

  • Support work-based learning awareness, education, and opportunities.

Comprehensive School Counseling through SCCG:

  • The SCCG program focuses efforts on hiring licensed school counselors to develop and implement data-driven programming that supports students':

    • Academic

    • Career

    • Personal/social needs 

  • Through decreased student-to-school-counselor ratios, enhanced partnerships, and increased postsecondary preparation programming, the SCCG program facilitates:

    • Closing the achievement gap

    •  Improving student outcomes in attendance, academic performance, and postsecondary success.

  • Colorado's licensed school counselors hold a master's or higher degree in School Counseling.  View details about the Special Services Endorsement in School Counseling.  

What's New?

Virtual Welcome FY2024-2025 
August 21, 2024 at 8 AM


Annual Report on the School Counselor Corps Grant

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CDE collaborated with University of Denver's Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab to release the 2023 SCCGP Legislative Report (PDF) to describe outcomes of the SCCG Cohort 8 at the close of the four-year grant period. 

Takeways include:

  • Funding from SCCGP moved student-counselor ratios from 860:1 to 276:1 across grantees, allowing counselors to provide more individualized support to students and their schools.
  • The number of licensed school counselors in Cohort 8 schools went from 9.0 FTE before the beginning on the grant cycle to 25.5 FTE in the last year of the grant.
  • In the final year of the original grant term (2021-2022), the dropout rate for the 8 grantee schools serving grades 7-12 (0.9%) remained below the state average (2.2%) but increased by .7% points from the implementation year.
  • SCCG sites attended nearly 2,000 hours of professional development in the final funding year alone, which further developed their knowledge, skills, and ability to meet students’ needs.

Download Archived Annual SCCG Legislative Reports

School Counselor Corps Grant Program


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Brooke Morgan, School Counseling Specialist 

(303) 923-0966 | 

Jennicca Mabe, School Counseling Specialist 

(303) 923-0974 |