Opportunity Now Colorado
Apply for Opportunity Now Colorado – an $85 million grant program catalyzing transformative change for Colorado’s workforce.
HB22-1350 Grant Program funded through the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
We are taking a bold new approach to workforce development in our state to meet Coloradans where they’re at in their lives.
Governor Jared Polis
Opportunity Now is providing $85 million to implement and scale talent development initiatives across the state of Colorado.
Meet key talent needs in regions throughout all of Colorado
Incentivize collaboration between education and industry
Match Coloradans with in-demand jobs that pay living wages
Opportunity Now catalyzes regional industry and education collaboration to unlock economic mobility for Coloradans.
Employers have a need to increase their workforce in hard-to-fill, critical positions and create more pipelines for living wage careers
Deep regional partnerships are necessary to create ecosystems of talent that meet industry needs
Education & training providers are critical to building tomorrow’s workforce and creating pathways to in-demand career opportunities for learners
Opportunity Now’s $85m in grants are designed for organizations and partnerships at various stages of development, from early-stage pilot programs to established, evidence-based programs.
$400K – 600K total
$18MM – $22MM total
$25MM – $30MM total
Opportunity Now seeks innovative and proven programs and models that support Colorado’s employers and workforce create greater economic mobility.
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