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Colorado Substitute Stipend

The Colorado Department of Education, in partnership with the Colorado Center for Rural Education at the University of Northern Colorado, are pleased to announce the availability of a $300 stipend for new, first time substitutes (on or after January 1, 2020). The funds can be used to reimburse a variety of costs associated with obtaining a substitute authorization.

We are currently accepting applications for the Colorado Substitute Stipend.  Questions? Email substitutestipend@unco.edu

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the $300 stipend, individuals must:

  1.  Be a first‐time substitute with a valid Colorado State Board of Education Educator Certification (Substitute Authorization) on or after 1/1/2020 OR are a retired teacher with a current license, no contract and are a new substitute after 3/1/2020
  2. Register and attend a CDE Substitute Boot Camp
  3. Work a minimum of one day after 3/1/2020 in a Colorado school district, BOCES, charter or approved facility school (private schools are not eligible)

To Receive $300 Colorado Substitute Stipend Payment: 

Eligible applicants must submit the following documents after eligibility requirements have been met to the Colorado Substitute Stipend Coordinator at substitutestipend@unco.edu.

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Required Document Checklist (for your use only)

  1. Colorado Substitute Stipend Certification Form with valid date on or after 1/1/2020
  2. Independent Contractor Service Provider Information 
  3. W-9 
  4. Colorado State Board of Education Educator Certification (Substitute Authorization) OR are a retired teacher with a current license, no contract and are a new substitute after 3/1/2020

Have questions about required documents? See the FAQ below!

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FAQ

Thinking about applying? Don't forget to check out some of our most frequently asked questions first.