Apply Now: HB21-1264 Rural Reskilling, Upskilling, and Next-skilling Workers Grant

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Feb. 25, 2022 - The CWDC is excited to announce a new round of grant funding via HB21-1264 that is now available to eligible entities through a competitive application process. This round of reskilling, upskilling, and next-skilling grants will support rural organizations in facilitating training for unemployed and underemployed Coloradans to earn industry-recognized credentials. 

501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organizations who have a partnership with local workforce centers in the Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium (with the exception of the Broomfield Workforce Center) are eligible for this grant opportunity. Applications are due by March 28, 2022. Multiple grants will be awarded, with a maximum individual award amount of $225,000.

The CWDC will also host a voluntary informational webinar about the grant opportunity and application process on March 2 at 2:00 pm. Register for the March 2 webinar.

Apply for the grant by March 28

Application Instructions
  • Please visit the CWDC technical assistance portal to apply for the grant.
  • First time visitors to the technical assistance portal will be prompted to create a login. Please use a work email address as your username and create a unique password. 
  • Once logged on to the home page of the technical assistance portal, click ‘apply’ if you are interested in applying for the grant. At this stage, complete grant opportunity details (including questions) can be downloaded for your review prior to completing your application. Answers to questions may be pasted into form fields if written offline.
  • If you wish to review grant documents before logging into the technical assistance portal and submitting an application, please visit the Vendor Self Service at If you do not have a log in, click on the public access tab on the bottom left of the screen. In the keyword search field at the top of the screen, type in 2022000264 and hit enter. When the document comes up, click on the details tab under the title. Then click on the attachments tab. All documents relating to the grant application are listed and can be viewed.
  • If you have questions about the application process, please contact