Skill Advance Colorado Job Training Grant

Grant Summary

The Skill Advance Colorado Job Training Grant (formerly the Colorado First and Existing Industry Grant) helps businesses and nonprofits create customized job training for employees.

This training:

  • develops Colorado’s workforce
  • builds workers’ transferable skills
  • improves workers’ resumes and long-term employment opportunities
  • helps Colorado businesses remain competitive

The funds are broken down into Colorado First funds and Existing Industry funds. Colorado First grant funds customized training only for net new hires at companies relocating to or expanding in Colorado. Existing Industry grant funds customized training to help established Colorado companies and nonprofits remain competitive in their industry, adapt to new technology, and prevent layoffs.

We alongside the Colorado Community College System jointly administer this program. Participating colleges manage the program. For all inquiries regarding the Skill Advance Colorado Job Training Grant, please contact the CCCS Program Director and Manager, Kendra Rodriguez at kendra.rodriguez@cccs.edu and Tina Sauceda at tina.sauceda@cccs.edu.

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Type: Grant

For: For-profit businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofits

Application period: Rolling application each fiscal year from July-March

OEDIT division: Business Funding and Incentives

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