Colorado First & Existing Industry Training Funds

The Colorado First & Existing Industry grant program has received $4,500,000 for fiscal year 2017 which begins July 1, 2016 thru June 30, 2017. Please see Calendar below for grant application deadlines to apply through our community colleges.

Premier Manufacturing - Electronics Manufacturing Company

Premier Manufacturing – An electronics manufacturing company

Colorado companies which meet certain baseline criteria are eligible to apply for Colorado First and Existing Industry funds in a competitive grant process. The first step in the process is to contact your local customized training community college representative for assistance. Please see the community college contact list.

Companies moving to Colorado or existing Colorado companies who are adding new employees are eligible for Colorado First Funds.

Companies adding technology or changing their business strategies in an effort to stay competitive in the market can expand the capabilities of their workforce with Existing Industry Funds.

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


Colorado First and Existing Industry Grants

Western Skyways - Overhaul of airplane engine

Western Skyways – Overhaul of airplane engine


Mobile Learning Labs Assistance Pilot Program

Mobile Learning Lab - PCCMobile Learning Labs offer on-site workforce education at business locations to help address Colorado’s workforce needs by providing hands-on, flexible training options. To increase mobile learning lab opportunities, the Colorado First & Existing Industry Job Training Program, administered by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and the Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT), is conducting a pilot program in FY2018 to provide grant funding to assist with the build out of a mobile learning lab (MLL) for use in Colorado.  The next grant application deadline is July 1, 2017. For more information, please see the community college contact list.


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