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Colorado Substitute Stipend

In partnership with the Center for Rural Education at the University of Northern Colorado, CDE is pleased to announce the availability of a one-time $300 stipend for new, first-time substitute teachers. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis until funding has been expended. 

Our program will be ending August 2024 so apply today!

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, August 4, 2024 or until funding has been expended.  The stipend will not be available to 2024-2025 substitutes.  

Email applications & questions to: substitutestipend@unco.edu 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the $300 stipend, individuals must meet all 3 requirements:

  1. Meet one of the three listed licensing requirements below:
      • Be a first‐time substitute with a valid Colorado Substitute Authorization on or after 1/1/2020
      • Be a retired teacher with a current license or Substitute Authorization, no contract and are a new substitute on or after 3/1/2020
      • Be a first-time substitute with a valid Colorado Teacher License and are a new substitute on or after 3/1/2020 (I have never held a Colorado Substitute Authorization)

2. Register and attend a CDE Substitute Bootcamp

 3. Substitute teach a minimum of one day from 3/1/2020- 7/31/2024 in a Colorado school district, BOCES, charter or approved facility school (private schools are not eligible)

To Apply for the $300 Colorado Substitute Stipend Payment:

Submit the following documents after eligibility requirements have been met to the Colorado Substitute Stipend Coordinator at substitutestipend@unco.edu. If you filled out forms digitally, please PRINT TO PDF to save documents before sending them.

  • Documents 1-5 are required if you select check mailed.
  • Documents 1-7 are required if you select direct deposit. 
  • Documents 1-8 are required if you are a retired teacher with PERA.
  • If you are a UNC Student or have been in the past year, see below.

DOCUMENTS 1-5 ARE REQUIRED

  1. Colorado Substitute Stipend Certification Form (Updated Form Required)
  2.  Copy of valid Colorado Substitute Authorization or Teacher License
  3.  CDE's Moodle Bootcamp Certificate of Completion
  4.  W-9  (Page 1)
  5. UNC Independent Contractor Service Provider Information Form (Page 1)
  6. Authorization Agreement for Automated Deposits (Page 2)
  7. Attach a VOIDED CHECK or Bank ACH Authorization form for the direct deposit account requested 
  8. If you are a retired teacher with PERA, complete PERA's Disclosure of Compensation (See FAQ for instructions)

If you are a UNC Student or have been within the past year complete hte following: 

  1. Colorado Substitute Stipend Certification Form (Updated Form Required)
  2.  Copy of valid Colorado Substitute Authorization or Teacher License- Find my Substitute Authorization
  3.  CDE's Moodle Bootcamp Certificate of Completion- Ensure you have completed theonline substitute Bootcamp course to print the Certificate of Completion
  4. Include in the email if you are a current UNC Student Employee or Not. The Stipend Coordinator will prepare additional forms for you to sign.

Have questions about how to fill out the required documents? See the FAQ below!

FAQ

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