As many of you are aware, House Bill 22-1107 passed in 2022, creating a 5-year Inclusive Higher Education Grant Program that allows colleges across the state to apply for needed funding to develop, expand and solidify inclusive higher education pathways for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
We at IN! are eager to announce that we have formally been selected as the grant administering entity and will be opening the Inclusive Higher Education grant application this March.
We have been so grateful for the interest in and support of inclusive higher education expansion from several institutions over the years. Through our community engagement efforts, we have identified various stakeholders that have voiced interest in creating an inclusive higher education pathway in their regions, and we encourage all interested parties to begin connecting with the inclusive champions/key leaders at their institutions and in their greater networks in order to take advantage of this opportunity.
All details and grant information will be shared publicly on our expansion webpage, including an overview document of the grant program, info sessions, timelines, and helpful resources. Please check back frequently for updates, and pass this exciting news on to your colleagues.
We look forward to seeing inclusive pathways increase across Colorado.
All our best,
IN! Staff & Expansion Committee