Recover Colorado Workforce Training Program

Recover Colorado Workforce Training Program

The Recover Colorado Workforce Training Program (RCWTP) provides workforce training grants to businesses, nonprofits and micro enterprise organizations in counties that were affected by the 2012 and 2013 floods and wildfires. Businesses are encouraged to apply for funding to upgrade their employee’s skills including long-term sustainable skills that build disaster resiliency. Due to the shortage of workers in Colorado’s construction industry there is an emphasis on training in construction-related trades.

Program Highlights
  • Training can consist of customized group training or individualized “on the job” training.
  • Training is focused on low to moderate income employees.
  • Maximum grant award is $75,000. Applicants may receive up to three awards.
  • The program will pilot launch in Boulder, Larimer, Weld and El Paso Counties.
  • Workers to be trained must be a resident of one of the disaster declared counties.

This is an exceptional opportunity for employers from all sectors of the economy to train their workforce. The workforce training program encourages employers who were directly or indirectly affected by the disasters to use this program to meet unmet training needs, promote disaster resiliency and emphasize long-term sustainable skills. Training can consist of customized group training or individualized “on the job” training.

Eligible business applicants must coordinate submission of their application with the community college representative in the county where their business is located.

Program Emphasis

Although all businesses are eligible to apply the program is placing an emphasis on the training needs and shortage of employees in the commercial and residential construction related businesses. Training in the construction trades may include (but are not limited to):

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Project Management
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Estimating
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Masonry
  • Sheet Metal
  • HVAC
  • Materials Management
Applicant Procedures and Guidelines

Find out whether your organization is eligible in the program guidelines.

Program Information – How to Apply – Reference Application

Beneficiary Data Form 2017

Apply Here

The Colorado Community College System is delivering the program through the Community Colleges located in the disaster declared counties. A listing of Community College Representatives can be found in the Program Guidelines. All questions should be directed to the community college representative in the county where your business is located.This program is administered by the State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Funding was awarded by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs through a CDBG-DR Grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mark Skinner CDBG-DR Program Manager