Job Training Grant Programs
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. 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 programs increase transferable job skills that support both the company’s economic competitiveness and enhance worker's resumes and long-term employment opportunities.
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.