Student support programs work with students to improve access, persistence, and completion of a post-secondary credential.


Application period is now closed. Application materials, FAQ, and Program Change information from the latest round are at the bottom of this page.



About Community Partner Program Grants

Community Partner Program (CPP) Grant provides two years of financial and technical support to applicants that prepare secondary or postsecondary students for credential completion through intrusive advising, wraparound support, and other support services. CPP grants should support recipients of COSI Matching Student Scholarships whenever possible.

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit applications in the CPP Grant category from nonprofit organizations, state agencies, and community partnerships for pre-collegiate and postsecondary student support services to ensure success for Colorado students in postsecondary education and degree attainment. 

Following the rules of COSI created under the authority of 23-3.3-1004, et. seq., C.R.S., grant awards are intended to:
  • Promote existing student success programs supporting students in post-secondary degree and certificate completion.

  • Increase the availability of programs and infrastructure, particularly in rural and underserved communities; and

  • Align student success best practices throughout the state to ensure that all students have access to services in an equitable way.
COSI has issued two rounds of Grants to date. A total of $13.6 million and 59 awards have been given to student-serving programs throughout the state during our 2014 and 2016 grant cycles.

In this third round of grants COSI will be awarding approximately $2.7 million, with a focus on improving alignment with CDE’s goals, CDHE’s master plan (Colorado Rises: Advancing Education and Talent Development), advance programmatic success through measurable metrics, erase equity gaps, and serve COSI scholarship recipients on campuses throughout the state. 

CPP Grants will be awarded in two categories or program models: 
  • Pre-collegiate College and Career Centers that work to increase the enrollment (matriculation) of students in postsecondary education (technical colleges, community colleges, and/or four-year institutions).

  • Postsecondary student support service programs that work to increase student retention and completion rates at the postsecondary level.

Grant Proposal Review Process & Timeline

The CPP funding cycle is now closed. Application materials, FAQ, and Program Change information from the latest round are at the bottom of this page.



2018 Community Partner Programs

 Pre-Collegiate        Postsecondary Pre-Collegiate & Postsecondary 
  • Aurora Public Schools Foundation $75,000
  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation $75,000
  • Colorado Education Initiative $75,000
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation $110,000
  • Delta County School District 50J $75,000
  • Grand County Higher Education $75,000
  • INSPiRE $75,000
  • Kids At Their Best, Inc. $75,000
  • Poudre School District $75,000
  • Success Foundation- Greeley Central $75,000
  • True North Youth Program $80,000
 
  • Colorado State University- Ft. Collins $75,000
  • Community College of Aurora Foundation $75,000
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation (serving Auraria institutions) $525,000
  • Front Range Community College Foundation $75,000
  • Pikes Peak Community College Foundation $210,000
  • Pueblo Community College $300,000
  • University of Colorado Foundation, UCCS $75,000
 
  • Adams State University Foundation $165,000
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation (Postsecondary) $75,000
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation (Pre-Collegiate) $225,000
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College $75,000
  • Colorado State University- Pueblo $100,000
  • Lamar Community College Foundation $80,000
  • Morgan Community College Foundation $80,000
  • Northeastern Junior College $95,000
  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation $75,000
  • Trinidad State Junior College $65,000
 



2016 Scholarship Initiative Community Partners (Legacy)

http://www.educateaurora.org/Aurora Public Schools Foundation, Aurora, $105,000
http://www.pueblocharities.org/Catholic Charities - Diocese of Pueblo, Pueblo, $150,120
http://highered.colorado.gov/Colorado Challenge, Statewide, $140,000
http://coloradomtn.edu/Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, $240,000
http://www.csupueblo.edu/Pages/default.aspxColorado State University Pueblo, Pueblo, $31,732
http://www.deltaschools.com/Delta County School District, Delta, $105,000
http://www.denverscholarship.org/Denver Scholarship Foundation, Denver, $1,142,246
http://www.englewoodschools.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=1Englewood Schools, Zero Dropouts, AVID, and Arapahoe Community College, Englewood, $140,000      
http://www.elkkids.org/Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), Denver, $38,000
Goodwill Industries of Denver and Denver Urban Scholars, Denver, $105,000
http://www.ihadboulder.org/I Have a Dream Foundation Boulder, Boulder, $140,000
http://www.rcfdenver.org/content/latino-community-foundation-coloradoLatino Community Foundation, Denver,  $140,000
http://www.unitedwaydenver.org/bridging-the-gapMile High United Way - Bridging the Gap, Denver, $57,546   
http://www.ppcc.edu/Pikes Peak Community College, Harrison School District, Discover Goodwill and Pikes Peak Workforce, Colorado Springs, $210,000
http://www.rrcc.edu/foundationRed Rocks Community College and Warren Tech, Jefferson County, $111,488
http://www.du.edu/bridgeproject/The Bridge Project, Denver, $26,666
http://www.trinidadstate.edu/Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, $139,975
http://www.uncfoundation.org/University of Northern Colorado Foundation, Greeley, $99,688
 Image result for westminster public schoolsWestminster Public Schools, Westminster, $96,280

2016 Scholarship Initiative Community Partners (New)

BASIC, Denver, $75,000 
 Coldharbour Institute, Gunnison, $70,000 
Colorado UpLift, Denver, $75,000
  Community College of Aurora, Aurora, $54,000
 Emily Griffith Foundation, Denver, $75,000
 
Front Range Community College Foundation, Loveland, $75,000
 INSPiRE, Denver, $50,000
 Kids at Their Best, Fort Morgan, $75,000 
Northeastern Sedgwick County Economic Development Corp, Julesburg, $70,000 
The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, Longmont, $50,000 
The Success Foundation, Greeley, $75,000 
YESS Institute, Denver, $50,000  


2016 Scholarship Initiative Collective Impact Partners




The American Indian Measurable Success Initiative (AIMS)

 Participants: Colorado Education Initiative, San Juan BOCES, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Southern Ute Tribe, Durango School District, Ignacio School District, Montezuma-Cortez School District, Fort Lewis College, Southwestern Colorado Community College, Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado

Description: The objective of the American Indian Measurable Success Initiative is to dramatically reduce the Native American college attainment gap in the rural school districts of Southwest Colorado. This is accomplished through the alignment of mutually reinforcing activities focused on personalizing rigorous and relevant secondary education to Native American high school students in order to support their pursuit of postsecondary degrees and credentials.

$150,000
 


Aurora Postsecondary Pipeline (APP)

Participants: Goodwill Industries of Denver, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora Public Schools Foundation, Community College of Aurora, Aurora Chamber of Commerce

 Description:  Aurora Post-Secondary Pipeline is committed to ensuring that more low-income and minority Aurora students pursue and earn postsecondary credentials. The group works with students, community partners, teachers, counselors, parents, and other stakeholders to establish and support a clear and focused pipeline to increase high school persistence and graduation rates, as well as college enrollment and persistence rates for Aurora’s most at-risk youth. 


$150,000
 



Pueblo Unites for Education to Build Life Opportunities (PUEBLO)

Participants: Colorado State University – Pueblo, Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo County, Pueblo City Schools (60), Catholic Charities,  Pueblo Community College, Crossroads Turning Point, Inc., Pueblo County School District (70),  Pueblo Triple Aim Corporation, South Central BOCES, Summit Education Group, Teach for America – Colorado, Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, National Center for School Engagement, Latino Chamber of Commerce, Pueblo Economic Development,  Pueblo County Dept. of Social Services,  Corporation, Inc. (PEDCO), Pueblo Workforce Center,  Pueblo City/County Library District

Description: Pueblo Unites for Education to Build Life Opportunities establishes a network of partners around the common agenda of increasing the number of citizens ready to access and complete postsecondary credentials.  The target populations for this grant work are 1) minority students (Hispanic, Black/African American, Native American, and mixed-race) and 2) low-income students (measured either by free and reduced lunch status in high school or Pell grant eligibility in college). 

 $150,000 


 2014 Scholarship Initiative Community Partners

http://www.adams50.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1Adams County School District 50, Westminster, $100,000
https://www.adams.edu/ Adams State University, Alamosa, $100,000 
http://www.arapahoe.edu/about-acc/foundationArapahoe Community College Foundation, Littleton, $75,000
http://www.educateaurora.org/Aurora Public Schools Foundation, Aurora, $75,000
http://www.pueblocharities.org/Catholic Charities - Diocese of Pueblo, Pueblo, $150,000
http://collegetrack.org/College Track, Denver, $100,000
http://highered.colorado.gov/Colorado Challenge, Statewide, $100,000
https://www.cccs.edu/

Colorado Community College System, Statewide, $150,000
http://coloradomtn.edu/Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, $200,000
http://www.cncc.edu/Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangley, $75,000
http://accesscenter.colostate.edu/reachoutColorado State University, Fort Collins, $100,000
http://www.csupueblo.edu/Pages/default.aspxColorado State University Pueblo, Pueblo, $50,000
http://www.deltaschools.com/Delta County School District, Delta, $75,000
http://www.denverscholarship.org/Denver Scholarship Foundation, Denver, $850,000
http://www.englewoodschools.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=1Englewood Schools, Generation Schools Network, Zero Dropouts, AVID, and Arapahoe Community College, Englewood, $100,000      
http://www.elkkids.org/Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), Denver, $40,000
https://fullbridge.com/Full Bridge, Fort Morgan and Lamar, $100,000
Goodwill Industries of Denver and Denver Urban Scholars, Denver, $100,000
http://www.ihadboulder.org/I Have a Dream Foundation Boulder, Boulder, $100,000
http://www.rcfdenver.org/content/latino-community-foundation-coloradoLatino Community Foundation, Denver,  $100,000
http://www.unitedwaydenver.org/bridging-the-gapMile High United Way - Bridging the Gap, Denver, $50,000    
http://www.ppcc.edu/Pikes Peak Community College, Harrison School District, Discover Goodwill and Pikes Peak Workforce, Colorado Springs, $150,000
http://www.rrcc.edu/foundationRed Rocks Community College and Warren Tech, Denver, $100,000
http://www.coloradogearup.org/Rose Community Foundation & Colorado GEAR UP, Statewide, $150,000
http://www.du.edu/bridgeproject/The Bridge Project, Denver, $25,000
http://www.trinidadstate.edu/Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, $75,000
http://www.uccs.edu/University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, $75,000
http://www.uncfoundation.org/University of Northern Colorado Foundation, Greeley, $75,000

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