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Job Training Grants

Workforce Training Solutions

The Skill Advance Colorado Job Training Grant (formerly the Colorado First and Existing Industry Grant) helps businesses and nonprofits create customized job training for employees.

This training:

  • develops Colorado’s workforce

  • builds workers’ transferable skills

  • improves workers’ resumes and long-term employment opportunities

The funds are broken down into Colorado First funds and Existing Industry funds. Colorado First grant funds customized training only for net new hires at companies relocating to or expanding in Colorado. Existing Industry grant funds customized training to help established Colorado companies and nonprofits remain competitive in their industry, adapt to new technology, and prevent layoffs.

Your organization may apply for up to $150,000 in each request. Total training funds are capped at $200,000 per organization per state fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Grant maximums for each program are:

  • $1,400 per full-time employee for Colorado First customized job training

  • $1,200 per full-time employee for Existing Industry customized job training

We alongside the Colorado Community College System jointly administer this program. Participating colleges manage the program.