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Colorado FIRST/Existing Industries Customized TrainingBoth programs are administered jointly by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).
Colorado First grants are for companies that are relocating to Colorado or existing companies that are undertaking a major expansion. Existing Industry grants are designed for Colorado companies that are implementing new technology to compete in a competitive economy. Approved training is for transferable job skills that support the company’s economic competitiveness by re-training workers with new skills, while enhancing the worker’s resumes and long-term employment opportunities.
The grant applications are reviewed in a competitive process by administering agencies twice per year. These applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the fiscal calendar year and meet the following criteria: