Community Insights


Grant opportunity

Metro-Denver area schools can receive up to $11,000 in cultural workshops, assemblies and field trips. Now taking applications for the Alliance Project Grant.

Eligibility: team of cross-curricular teachers, K-12 public schools in Adams, Boulder, Denver and Jefferson Counties serving 150 - 180 students.

Deadline is April 17, 2019

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Uniting to Prevent School Violence

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings, this event will explore what we have learned about preventing school violence since the Columbine tragedy, what questions remain and - perhaps most important - what is preventing us from implementing what we have learned to end these tragedies.

Questions? Please contact [email protected]

Register deadline is April 12, 2019

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Why does Census 2020 matter?

It will direct more than $8 billion in federal funding into Colorado, impacting nutritional assistance, Medicare, housing vouchers, foster care, child care, children's healthcare, Head Start, special education programs, Title 1 grants and school lunch programs. Learn more about how to help support accurate reporting.

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“Make Your Community Your Classroom”

Here’s a Metro Denver source for finding field trips, assemblies, workshops and Professional Development – often with funding for schools!

Free and searchable with a few clicks. Dance, zoo animals, teambuilding, theatre matinees, in-school exhibits and much more!

No cost for teachers to search at

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New free school safety toolkit available

The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), the School Superintendents Association (AASA), CrisisGo and other leading education organizations joined together to create a free online toolkit focused on school safety and crisis planning.

This toolkit features a range of resources as well as information from a group of safety leaders throughout the country.

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Call for nominations!

The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) is accepting nominations for the Colorado 2020 Superintendent of the Year. Recognize an outstanding superintendent for their dedication and commitment to your school district.

Nomination deadline: November 1, 2019

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Check out a new pathway for STEM and Computer Science educators

STEMpath is a graduate-level educator prep program that provides educators with pathways to pursue STEM & computer science credentials. STEMpath enrollment is now open.

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PowerMyLearning: Initiative to increase family engagement

PowerMyLearning is a national education nonprofit that partners with schools and districts to personalize learning and to strengthen the relationship students have with their teachers and with their families. Partner with PowerMyLearning and transform the learning environment of your school or district and the confidence of your students.

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Salad Bars to Schools

Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is open to K-12 school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program. The grant has a rolling deadline.

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Summer Food Service Program

Help ensure that all Colorado children have access to nutritious meals during the summer months by promoting the summer meals program to families in your community.

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Formlabs 3D Printing Grants

The Formlabs education grant is an opportunity for schools to receive a Form 2 3D printer by sharing a research-oriented project that will benefit from the use of a 3D printer. Accepting rolling applications.

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Digital Wish Lesson Plan Grants

Have an innovative technology-based lesson plan you want to share? Submit your lesson plans to Digital Wish for a chance at receiving one of 50+ classroom technology grants.

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Toshiba 6-12 EdTech Grants

Toshiba America Foundation provides grants to educators to support tech-enhanced STEM learning for students. The grant can be used to purchase supplies and materials.

Grant applications for grades K - 5 have rolling deadlines.

Grade 6-12 grant requests of more than $5,000 are due May 1st.

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DiscoverE Collaboration Grants Overview

DiscoverE Collaboration Grants provide funding to support programs that engage youth in the engineering community with hands-on learning. Five $1,000 grants are available. Accepting rolling applications.

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Pets in the Classroom Grants

The Pets in the Classroom grant program provides financial support for educators to purchase and maintain small classroom pets. Pre-K through 9th grade are eligible to apply. Accepting applications through June 1, 2019 for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

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Free Science Resources from the California Academy of Sciences

These free teaching resources offer something for every teacher: online courses, interactives, toolkits and much more.

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Free STEM Outreach Programs from Lockheed Martin

Free curriculum, student STEM contests and mentoring opportunities for high school students. Free aerospace classroom resources and a coding contest for younger students. Applications ongoing.

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SNAP Program Information for Colorado-Grown fruits and vegetables!

Participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food assistance) can receive vouchers for up to an additional $20 in Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables. When customers spend their SNAP benefits on their EBT card at participating farmers markets or select retailers, those food benefits will be matched dollar for dollar to be put toward Colorado-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables, up to $20 per visit.

Please visit for a list of participating markets and retailers. Or text your zip code to 1-844-383-2399 for a location near you! Participating partners include general markets, small retailers, and weekly food box programs at over 85 locations. Or call Amy Nelms, Colorado program manager, for more information.

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LiveWell Colorado

LiveWell Colorado has funding opportunities available for schools. Various deadlines.

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EDesign Thinking tools to help your district and teachers.

Check out IDEO’s Teacher’s Guild: Collaborative learning programs with a learner-centered approach to problem-solving.

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Join CEN Today!

The Colorado Education Network is a coalition of individuals and organizations who support public education and are committed to finding common ground in assuring it is available to all.

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