Colorado Computer Science Teacher Education Grant is now open for applications!

This grant’s purpose is to promote the postsecondary education of eligible teachers who teach or wish to teach computer science in K-12 education. 

  • Intent to Apply (encouraged, but not required) - due Friday, November 10, 2023, 4:59 PM

  • Completed applications must be submitted through the NEW online application system, GAINS, by Friday, November 17, 2023, by 4:59 pm.

    • Note: There will be two webinar training sessions for this new grant application platform. These trainings will be recorded and posted on the CDE website if you are unable to attend!

      • System Only training on how to access and complete the Computer Science Grant through GAINS  

      • CS Grant Program and GAINS system webinar 

        • October 25, 2023, at 3:30pm – 4:30pm (Zoom Link)

  • Competitive grant awards will be distributed to LEPs, including school districts, BOCES, and district charter schools or Institute Charter Schools. 

  • Funding for this grant program will be awarded in the 2023-2024 fiscal year with approximately $402,656 for district-determined computer science professional development for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. 

  • Grants will be awarded for a five-month term beginning in February 2024 of the 2023-2024 fiscal year.  

  • Funds must be expended by June 30, 2024. 

  • There will be no carryover of funds.

  • Required reporting due on or before September 30, 2024

CDE will administer the grant program and distribute grant funds through a competitive process to fund the professional development tuition, fees, and/or training program costs, and/or professional development books and/or materials for the teacher(s) receiving training.  

A Local Education Provider that receives a grant under the program shall use the monies to:  

  • Fund postsecondary coursework or training that enables a teacher or teachers to teach computer science, including concurrent enrollment courses in computer science or Advanced Placement computer science, at coursework or training that applies toward the completion of a degree or industry-recognized certificate in computer science, the completion of a high quality training program, or the mastery of a teaching content area in computer science

  • Fund high-quality training programs to be offered to teachers in the district that enable the teachers to teach computer science courses

  • Cover the cost of the professional development activities that the applicant intends to pursue using the grant funds

For more information, and to check for updates, visit the Computer Science Education Grant webpage .  See the list below for point of contact for specific questions or to just say, "hi!" 


Program Questions: 

Pam Lewis, Office of Standards and Instructional Support 

720.576.4622 | 


Fiscal/Budget Questions 

Gloria Kochan, Office of Grants Fiscal Management 



Application Questions: 

Michelle Prael, Grants Program Administration