This page highlights success stories, news releases, and other materials that showcase the impacts for Coloradans of stimulus activities and legislation supported by the CWDC and our partners.

Exploring the Impacts of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The CWDC is pleased to unveil the Second Quarter of the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) Stakeholders Report that will update you on the performance of grants funded by the CWDC and highlight the impact and utilization of fiscal recovery funds within our state. Throughout this report, you will find a comprehensive analysis on program performance, demographics and success stories. We expect 100-percent of the $60 million, funded to CWDC through Colorado House Bill 21-1264, to be obligated and spent on time. Programmatically, we are seeing very solid results in enrollments and completions with the Reskilling, Upskilling and Next Skilling (RUN) program as well as the Workforce Innovation programs.

In the News

Certificates and apprenticeships are increasingly a pathway to well-paying technology jobs in Colorado | CPR News, Oct. 4, 2022 | Read the article

Increasingly, companies are looking to organizations like ActivateWork that offer free short-term credentials to learners to start careers. These programs have a track record of helping learners land and keep good-paying jobs in high-growth, high-wage sectors.

ActivateWork received funds from HB21-1264 for RUN and the Career Coaching Collaborative  to support individuals in completing short-term credentials in in-demand industries and to provide career coaching services to Coloradans.

Students today want quicker credentials and clearer job pathways. So, Colorado colleges are responding with new ways to approach post-secondary education | CPR News, March 8, 2022 | Read the article

In Colorado, there has been a cultural shift toward more skill-based hiring, rather than simply seeing the value in a degree. Higher education has been making an intentional shift towards aligning with the top jobs and industries in the state identified in the Colorado Talent Pipeline Report.

The CWDC and partners produce the Talent Pipeline Report annually In accordance with 24-46.3-103 C.R.S. as amended by SB14-205.

Aims Police Academy graduates receive employment services funding to replenish law enforcement deficit | Greeley Tribune, Jan. 1, 2022 | Read the article

Reskilling, Upskilling & Next-skilling (RUN) funding granted through Weld County Employment Services and Aims Community College is helping cover costs for training through Aims’ Peace Officer Academy. The partnership financially helps nine police academy students with tuition assistance, transportation assistance, training costs, and Colorado Peace Officer Standards & Training exam costs.

The funding of Aims Police Academy graduates was made possible through RUN funding that Weld County Employment Services received via HB21-1264.

Press Releases & Announcements