Financial Support

NEW!!!!!  Educator Recruitment and Retention Program

CDE is initiating a new program to financially support alternative licensure teachers in small/rural school districts.

Under this program, qualified program applicants can apply for up to $10,000 in one-time financial assistance toward program cost if they commit to teaching in a rural or small rural district for three years. The application will be available by February 2021

Applicants must hold their alternative license and have secured employment as an alternative teacher  in a rural or small rural district.

This funding will be made available to candidates currently in the program, and then annually each year after.

Check the following to see if you qualify

✅  You posses or will possess you alternative licensure by the application window (February, but possibly January)

✅  You work in a small or small rural district.

✅  You are willing to commit to three years of teaching in a small or small rural district

An informational webinar on this program will be hosted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10:00 am. The webinar can be accessed via this link.

Colorado Workforce Program
The Colorado Workforce Center is often able to assist candidates in paying a portion of the program fees.  Begin by contacting the local Colorado Workforce Center in your area.

Rural Alternative Licensure Stipend

This is notification of the Colorado Center for Rural Education’s upcoming stipend applications that will be available on  June 1st, 2021 on the CCRE website... 


Please pass along the following info to anyone interested in applying for:

                Rural In-service Educator Stipend…application open from June 1 – September 1, 2021

National Board Teacher Certification Stipend…application open from June 1 – September 15, 2021

                Rural Alternative Licensure Stipend…application open from June 1 – September 30, 2021


Applicants can access the qualification criteria and applications on our website:

and choose either the online Qualtrics application or the printable Word application then follow instructions to submit by the closing date.



P: 970-351-4954