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Colorado First and Existing Industry (CFEI) Customized Job Training Grant Programs

Grants to Established, Expanding, or Recently Relocated Colorado
Companies for New-Hire and Specialized Job Training

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Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)

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Grants of up to $1,200 per trainee and grants of up to $1,400 per trainee to companies that operate in or are moving to the State of Colorado. Funding is intended to reimburse costs associated with job training. Eligible programs increase employees' transferable job skills and long-term employment opportunities and enhance the competitiveness of participating employers.

Colorado First and Existing Industry (CFEI) and Colorado Community College System (CCCS) are offering funds for the following areas:

- The Existing Industry (EI) training program focuses on providing assistance to established Colorado companies in order to remain competitive within their industry, adapt to new technology, and prevent layoffs.

- The Colorado First (CF) training program focuses on companies relocating to or expanding in Colorado and provides funds only for net new hires.

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GrantWatch ID#: 145008

Estimated Size of Grant:

Colorado First Customized Job Training Grant Program provides a maximum annual grant award: $1,400/FTE.
Existing Industry Customized Job Training Grant Program provides a maximum annual grant award: $1,200/FTE.

Training funds requests are capped at $150,000.00 per application; total training funds are capped at $200,000.00 per company per fiscal year.

Term of Contract:

Training must be completed within the specified (published) grant period. In rare circumstances, a grant extension may be approved to complete training. In this case, if the required closeout paperwork is not received in a timely manner, the company may be ineligible to receive the grant funds

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Requirements and eligibility rules:
- All grant-funded training must be for full-time (32 hours/week), non-seasonal, non-retail employees who have significant career opportunities, require substantive instruction, and are eligible to work in the U.S.
- Companies must pay an average hourly wage of at least $13.00/hour in urban counties and at least minimum wage in rural counties.
- Learners must sign an affidavit to certify their participation in grant-funded training.
- Companies must contribute a minimum of 40% (cash or in-kind) to the total costs of grant-funded training.
- Training must be customized to specific company needs and related to substantive resume-building and transferable skills.
- 501(c)(3) applications are accepted.
- Grant-funded training may not begin until the training application has been approved by State program administrators.
- An on-site company visit by OEDIT and CCCS representatives is required.

Disallowed training includes company orientation as well as non-customized training available at local colleges, workforce centers, and public service providers.

Federal or state-mandated training (e.g. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) / Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is not eligible for grant funding..

Pre-Application Information:

Important dates:
- Application submissions to the State: July 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020
- Training Completion Deadline: May 31, 2020
- Final Reports Due: Within two weeks after training completion

The first step in the grant application process is to contact your local customized training community college representative for assistance.

All draft grant applications must be submitted to the appropriate CFEI college representative a minimum of 2 weeks (10 working days) prior to submission to the State. Please contact your CFEI college representative for training and application details in time to meet the deadlines.

Please be advised the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) CFEI grant staff will be out of the office Monday, December 23, 2019 – Wednesday, January 1. The CCC System Administration Office will be closed from December 24 – January 1.

The Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) grant staff will be out of the office Monday, December 23 – Friday, December 27.

Please contact your local college CFEI college representative in the contact list below for grant information.

Program Fact Sheet:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply for a job training grant, please contact your local CFEI college grant representative.
College CFEI Representatives:

All grant applications must be signed, scanned, and e-mailed to:
Kendra Rodriguez, CFEI Assistant Manager, CCCS:
Tina Sauceda, CFEI Assistant Program Manager, CCCS:
Ken Jensen, Deputy Director, BFI, OEDIT:

Existing Industry Financial Information Submission Form must be emailed only to:
Ken Jensen, Deputy Director, BFI, OEDIT:

Colorado Community College System
Academic Affairs
9101 E Lowry Blvd
Denver CO 80230-6011

Phone: 303-620-4000

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