Colorado FIRST / Existing Industry Customized Training Programs

The Colorado FIRST and Existing Industry grants are jointly administered by OEDIT and the Colorado Community College System. The programs increase transferable job skills that support both the company’s economic competitiveness and enhance worker's resumes and long-term employment opportunities.

Colorado FIRST grants are for companies that are relocating to or expanding in Colorado and provide funds only to net new hires.

Existing Industry grants focus 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 deadline for annual applications is generally the first week in August. The Existing Industry deadline for annual applications is generally the third week in August. If program funds remain available, a second application round may occur.

View the fact sheet to learn more about the grants and eligibility.

To apply for a job training grant, please contact your local Community College Grant Representative. For more information, contact Simon Fox, Deputy Director of Business Funding & Incentives.