2021 School Access For Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program Funding Decision Announcement

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Competitive Funding Results

DHESM announced to grant stakeholders, applicants and partners on June 15 that the State of Colorado’s legislature allocated $4,859,788 for the 2021 School Access For Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program.  This year, of the twenty-one applicants who submitted for this competitive funding opportunity, ten local education providers were selected to receive funding.  Thank you to all of those who applied for 2021 SAFER. 

Everyone is eligible to apply again next year.  The funding announcement for 2022 SAFER will be in the first calendar quarter of 2022, and DHSEM will reach out to applicants then.

Recipient Selection

The grant selection committee selected and awarded the following:

  • Cheyenne Mountain SD12:     $553,262
  • Fremont RE-2:     $306,054
  • Cherry Creek:     $1,128,884
  • Weld RE-4:     $432,832
  • Northeast CO BOCES:     $357,404
  • Southeastern BOCES:     $899,106
  • Chavez/Huerta Academy:     $257,738
  • San Juan BOCES:     $924,508

Decision Notification

A memorandum was sent to all applicants and serves as notification of an agency decision.  Any request for reconsideration should be sent to: Austin.geddis@state.co.us by June 25, 2022 .  For more information, please visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhsem/school-emergency-response-grant-programs