Current Grant Opportunities


  • The SAFER Program provides funding for interoperable communication hardware, software, equipment maintenance, and training to allow for seamless communications between existing school communications systems and first responder communications systems.

    To view the list of the 2019 SAFER Grant recipients, click here. 

 School Security Disbursement Program (SB18-269)​

  • Congratulations to the 95 local education providers who were awarded funding under the School Security Disbursement grant.  Awardees were notified on February 13 about which projects have been funded.
    View and download the full list of awardees by clicking here.

Ongoing Grants and Places to Look for Grants

Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Grant Program 

  • Administered by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE)
  • Established in 2008 with the signing of C.R.S.22-43.7, BEST provides an annual amount of funding, in the form of competitive grants, to school districts, charter schools, institute charter schools, boards of cooperative educational services and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. BEST funds can be used for the construction of new schools as well as general construction and renovation of existing school facility systems and structures.

Colorado Kids 1st

  • Colorado Kids 1st is an initiative of the Rocky Mountain Research and Prevention Institute (RMRPI)
  • Community groups and organizations with project proposals that comply with the Colorado Kids 1st mission of promoting health and preventing injuries to Colorado's children may apply for grants from the Colorado Kids 1st Fund.
  • The RMRPI Board of Directors funds projects that:
    • promote health and safety programs for Colorado's children
    • inform, educate and train the general public about children's health issues
    • promote public awareness of children's health issues
  • The Colorado Kids 1st Fund is designed to help community groups and organizations obtain funding, no matter how small the request. Therefore, there is no minimum grant amount.
  • Apply for a grant

Colorado School Counselor Corps Grant Program

  • Administered by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE)
  • Colorado’s School Counselor Corps Grant Program (SCCGP) funding is awarded to eligible school districts, BOCES, charter schools or Institute charter schools. The purpose of this program is to increase the availability of effective school-based counseling within secondary schools. Grant funds are also used to increase the level of school counseling services provided to improve the graduation rate and increase the percentage of students who appropriately prepare for, apply to, and continue into postsecondary education.

 EARRS Grant

  • The next opportunity to submit competitive proposals for funding is scheduled to open in mid-December 2019 with proposals due in mid-March 2020.
  • For More Information, Contact: Janelle Krueger, Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagement
  • Phone: 303-866-6750 or Email:

Forecast of Funding Opportunities under Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs

  • This document lists virtually all programs and competitions under which the U.S. Department of Education has invited or expects to invite applications for new awards and provides actual or estimated deadline dates for the transmittal of applications under these programs.

Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV)

  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • This program funds short-term and long-term education-related services for local educational agencies (LEAs) and higher education institutions (HEIs) to help them recover from a violent or traumatic event in which the learning environment has been disrupted. Generally, Immediate Services assistance covers up to 60 days from the date of the incident. Extended Services assistance covers up to one year from the incident.

Public Welfare Foundation Juvenile Justice Program

  • Ongoing
  • Funded by the Public Welfare Foundation
  • Through its Juvenile Justice program, the foundation awards grants to groups that are working to advance policy reforms that reduce youth incarceration rates in the juvenile justice system by, for example, limiting the use of incarceration, expanding the use of community-based alternatives to incarceration, reducing lengths of stay, and/or decriminalizing minor misbehaviors or otherwise diverting youth from the juvenile court system; ending the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth as adults; and promoting fairer and more equitable treatment of youth of color by the juvenile justice system. Grant amounts are determined by the scope of the project.
  • To be eligible, applicants must have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Letters of Intent are accepted year round. Upon review, selected organizations will be invited to complete full proposals.
  • Apply for a Grant

School Emergency Response Grant Programs

Video Insight School Security In-Kind Grant Program

  • This is an ongoing grant opportunity
  • Video Insight will donate $1 million in grants to underfunded school systems across the United States.
  • The program will donate 50 video surveillance grants valued at $20,000 each to school and college applicants from across the United States.
  • For detailed information on how to apply for the 2015 Video Insight School Security In-Kind Grant program please visit this website or call (713)621-9779.


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