Professional resources/ opportunities


Caring for Colorado Foundation Grants

Caring for Colorado Foundation seeks to improve the behavioral health of adolescents, ages 10-18, in Colorado. To help address these profound and significant issues, the Foundation will offer a broad funding initiative targeting the behavioral health needs of the adolescent population beginning in 2019. In the interim, CFC is seeking grant proposals from organizations for one-time only funding to support efforts to develop effective strategies for promoting adolescent behavioral health through prevention and early intervention activities. This funding, which will help to inform the larger foundation initiative in 2019, is designed to support activities including:

  • Adoption of evidence-based curricula
  • Assessment and planning
  • Evaluation
  • Training
  • Youth and parent engagement

For more information, go to:

CPR Training

Dates for certification are:

*September 18, 2017

*October 9, 2017

*November 9, 2017

*April 8, 2018

Contact Ms. Bennett for more information, and possible Extra Duty Pay.

Facing History and Ourselves

Click HERE for more information.

Graphic Organizers

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Wings over the Rockies

Click HERE, or contact Ms. Ortiz for more info.

BY August 29

Building Welcoming Schools Webinar.

Click HERE for more information.

by September 6

Pearson System of Courses Support

Click HERE, or go to the Math Instruction Site for more information.

By September 10

District In-Service Day

Click HERE, or contact Amanda Gould for more information.

Rigor/Relationships Professional Development

Click HERE, or contact Carol Davis for more information.

Space Foundation Discovery Center Field Trip Scholarships Available to the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center

Click HERE for more information.

bY December 5

Earth Force with Emily Bretl (

Click HERE for more information.

From the grants Department

To begin applying for these grants please complete the Intent to Apply and Project Approval Form and submit it to the Office of Grants and Federal Programs ( Our staff will gladly assist with any questions regarding the application process, as well as any proofreading or editing of applications. Please send a copy of your final application to Grants, ESC1, Suite 217.

Colorado Succeeds Prize

What: Funds are awarded to teachers who are having a transformational impact in K-12 education, demonstrate excellence in STEM education, and/or innovation in the classroom.

Grant Amount: $15,000. Project should start within 6 months of receiving the award.

How: Applicants must submit a recent video-pitch that provides the overall vision for your innovation idea, implementation details, and the expected impact. Videos can be submitted here:

Deadline: September 1, 2017

Colorado Succeeds Prize Information

Target Youth Soccer Grants

What: The Target Youth Soccer grants program provides support for player registration fees, player and field equipment, and training and professional development for volunteer coaches.

Grant Amount: $1,000 annually

How to apply: Complete the online application form here:

Deadline: August 30, 2017

Project Learning Tree

What: Project Learning Tree offers grants to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help to design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment.

Grant Amount: Grant awards are for $1,000. Awards will be announced in December 2016 and funds must be spent within one year.

How: Applications can be downloaded online at:

Deadline: Applications due September 30, 2016

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in-person or online, that provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate these projects and environmental education into your curriculum or youth programs.

Kids in Need Teacher Grants

What: The Teacher Grant provides funds for classroom teachers who have innovative ideas or who want to replicate a project that was previously funded.

Grant Amount: This grant awards between $100 and $500. The project must be completed within one school year.

How to Apply: Applications will be available online here:

Deadline: Applications are due September 30, 2017 by midnight.

Green Thumb Challenge

What: The Green Education Foundation awards funds to support exceptional youth garden programs that have impacted the lives of kids and their community!

Award Amount: $250

How to Apply: Submit a description of your garden project, pictures, and other required information found on the grant website:

Deadline: Applications are due September 30, 2017.

Westerra School Grant Program

What: The Westerra Credit Union School Grant Program strives to enhance students’ learning experiences by providing items such as art supplies, sports fees and equipment, after school programs, workbooks or other programs your school determines most beneficial.

Award Amount: $500

How to Apply: Complete this form online:

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Who is Eligible: Schools or departments, NOT individuals

For more information visit the grant website here:

Toshiba America Foundation Grades 6-12 Grants

What: The Toshiba America Foundation is accepting applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Funds are to be used for innovative projects to help bring STEM education into their classroom.

Award amount: Toshiba awards grants of less than $5,000 and accepts requests for larger amounts above $5,000

How to apply: Complete the questionnaire and submit an application online here:

Deadline: Grant requests for less than $5,000 are accepted year-round. Grant requests for more than $5,000 are due September 1st and/or December 1st 2017. Note- requests for stand-alone computers, tablets, microscopes, etc will not be considered.

For more information visit the grant website here:

From the counseling department

Anyone interested in ASIST, contact Jessica O'Muireadhaigh at or 303-340-0510 x28385