Governor Jared Polis announced a new, $32.7 million grant opportunity — the Response, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE) Education Fund — to help Colorado address the myriad learning challenges that students are facing due to the economic, social, and health impacts of COVID-19. School districts, public schools, public institutions of higher education, and other education-related entities can pursue awards between $250,000 and $4 million; complete information on RISE Education Fund and how to apply is here.
To ensure the RISE Education Fund grant opportunity reaches a diversity of geographies across the state, Gates Family Foundation is partnering with the Governor’s Office and Gary Community Investments (GCI) to provide resources and design support to those interested in applying for the second RISE Education Fund deadline of December 19, 2020.
RISE Planning and Design Support is intended to help applicants score high on the RISE Education Fund criteria by giving them more time to develop their initiatives, build capacity through small planning grants, and work with strategic design partners to strengthen their applications.
Additional reading: Gov. Jared Polis launches $32.7 million fund to incubate ideas to improve student learning during the pandemic (Chalkbeat)