Preparing for Application - Back to Work

 

The CPP Back to Work 2021 application is now open! 

This page provides information and resources to complete the Back to Work application. 

 

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the letter of intent and application requirements; an overview of the proposal elements is provided below.  View the Request for Proposal & Application Materials section for access to the full RFP.  

  1. Letter of Intent (LOI)
    1. A complete LOI is required for each application period (Fall, Winter, and Spring).
    2. All LOI materials must be submitted online by the corresponding LOI dates, as outlined in the Timeline section. 
    3. The LOI must be submitted via the COSI online application portal.
    4. Approval of LOI is required before the submission of a full application. Please do not wait until the deadline, and the COSI team will review and send notification as LOI’s are received.
    5. LOI elements
      1. Cover page
      2. Program summary
      3. Matching summary

  1. Application
    1. A complete application is required for each application period (Fall, Winter, and Spring).
    2. All application materials must be submitted online by the corresponding application dates as outlined in the Timeline section.
    3. The application must be submitted via the COSI online application portal.
    4. Application elements
      1. Application form
      2. Narrative
      3. Invoice schedule
      4. Annual Reporting Requirements
      5. Assurances
      6. Letter of support

All grant applications submitted to the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative and the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) are public records and should not contain any confidential data. CDHE is subject to the Colorado Open Records Act and must release full applications when requested.

The application portal is now open. We are currently accepting letters of intent until Friday, February 12. 

Application portal:

  • COSI has partnered with SurveyMonkey Apply to administer all of its applications.
  • The submission process will require extra steps as each applicant will need to set up an account and organization. 

Reminders:

  • Please plan on attending the application webinar for a walkthrough of the system. View the Application Support section for details.
  • Please do not contact individual staff, instead please review the RFP and prepare your initial questions for the webinar.  The team is available to schedule a follow-up meeting if needed.
  • The RFP provides an LOI and Application Preview to help prepare the application before submission.
  • Applications that do not follow instructions will not be considered.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.  

 

Click here to apply

 

Click the button below for access to the COSI MSS request for proposal and application materials. 

 

MSS Application Materials

Please carefully review the application timeline as late submissions and incomplete applications will not be accepted. The COSI board will meet three times during the 2020-2021 academic year to review and vote on awards. 

County and institution of higher education applications will be accepted throughout the three application cycles and workforce applications will ONLY be reviewed in the Fall 2020 application period.

 

Application Phase

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Spring 2021

LOI Due

September 1

December 11

February 12

LOI Notification

September 3

December 18

February 26

Application Due

October 2

January 29

March 26

Board Review

November 18

March 17,2021

May 13,2021

Award Notification

December 4

April 2

May 28

The COSI team will host application webinars and Application Q & A opportunities to support you in accessing the portal and completing the LOI and application. Please take time to review the full request for proposal and prepare your questions for the application webinar.  

 

Application Webinars

Meeting

Date

Link

Application Webinar

Thursday, August 13 at 3pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89247349626

Meeting ID: 892 4734 9626

One tap mobile

12532158782/13462487799

Application Q & A

Thursday, August 27 at 9am

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83028310605

Meeting ID: 830 2831 0605

12532158782/13462487799

Application Webinar

Thursday, January 14 at 3 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87054833568

Meeting ID: 870 5483 3568

One tap mobile

12532158782/13462487799

Application Q & A

Thursday, January 28 at 9 am

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327245521

Meeting ID: 893 2724 5521

One tap mobile

12532158782/13462487799