Rare funding opportunity in CO for Restorative Practices in Schools

This just in - The Colorado Department of Education has just released a funding opportunity through the Expelled and At-Risk Student Services Grant (EARSS) program. For those looking to advance, plan and implement restorative practices in schools this is a rare occurrence. If you have been thinking about starting restorative in your school or district please read the details that follow.

Submit an application for the EARSS Restorative Practices Grant

The Expelled and At-Risk Student Services Grant (EARSS) Restorative Practices Grant is a one time, 18-month program to encourage the use of school-based restorative practices within Colorado as a standard response, as appropriate, to student misconduct. The grant encompasses both a required planning process and the implementation of the resulting plan.

Applicants must apply in one of the following two categories:

  1. Begin to implement formal restorative practices; or
  2. Expand beyond the early implementation of formal restorative practices.

These implementation and expansion categories are described in more detail in the Request for Proposals.

Approximately $1.2 million is available for the EARSS Restorative Practices Grant. Applicants may apply for up to $118,000 to cover a January 2017-June 2018 award period. It is anticipated that at least 10 grants will be awarded.

An application training webinar will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, from  1:30 – 2:30 pm. Register for this technical assistance via Eventbrite.

If interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please submit a Letter of Intent by Wednesday, Sept. 28, by following this link.

Applications will be due Wednesday, Oct. 26. For additional information and to access the application, please visit the grant webpage.

For More Information, Contact: 
Janelle Krueger
Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagement
Phone: 303-866-6750
Email: krueger_j@cde.state.co.us

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