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Colorado First and Existing Industry Customized Job Training Grant Program

Holiday Schedule:  The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) will be closed Monday, December 26 through Monday, January 2. The Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) will be available for questions during this period. We will resume FY 2023 grant application processing on Tuesday, January 3.

Colorado First and Existing Industry Job Training Grant Programs support Colorado’s workforce development by providing grants to both existing businesses and those locating to or expanding in Colorado. By reimbursing costs associated with job training, the programs increase transferable job skills that support business competitiveness and enhance workers’ resumes and long-term employment opportunities.

The Colorado First (CF) customized training grant program provides funds for net new hire training and focuses on businesses relocating to or expanding in Colorado and in need of training workers with the skills necessary to increase their productivity, to increase their wages, and to reduce their need for public support.

The Existing Industry (EI) customized training program provides funding for incumbent worker training and supports established Colorado businesses with adapting to new technology and preventing layoffs.

Both programs are jointly administered by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and managed through participating colleges. Grants are contingent upon available funding.

The first step in the grant application process is to contact your local customized training community college representative for assistance.

College Representative Contact List

To learn more about the grants and eligibility, view the Colorado First and Existing Industry Program Overview.


FY 2023 – Colorado First and Existing Industry Grant Information


College Locations & Service Areas


For CFEI/Skill Advance Colorado College Representatives

Click here to view internal CFEI Program Information and Documents page.