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The Office of Just Transition

ALERT | 12.8.2021 | 12:00 p.m.
The Funding Application form links have been temporarily disabled. They will be live on Monday, December 13, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience. We are updating the forms to ensure a faster turnaround for projects that receive funding approval. The application information required is not changing. In the meantime, if you would like to see a copy of the form, please contact Kirstie McPherson at Reminder: this funding is specifically for eligible entities in coal transition communities. For-profit businesses are not eligible to receive funding.

The Office of Just Transition

The Office of Just Transition’s purpose is to support coal workers, employers, and communities as they plan for the future closings of coal plants upon which their communities depend.

Guidance for Colorado Just Transition Community Funding Opportunities

Funding available for coal transition communities:

Click here to read the guidance document and to apply

Links to Application Forms:

Tier Two Transition Communities Application Form:

Colorado Just Transition Action Plan

On December 31, 2020, the Colorado Just Transition Action Plan was submitted to Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Legislature.

The plan’s recommendations include supporting coal transition workers who are or will be laid off by connecting them with job and training opportunities, local, state, and federal resources, quality jobs, and more.

The plan also outlines how local leaders can help their communities grow with support from other partners, including the state. By attracting funding to support businesses and power local economic growth, by investing in infrastructure, and through other actions, coal communities can ensure their future prosperity.

The above are just a few of the plan’s recommendations. We encourage you to read the plan in its entirety here.

A summary of the Just Transition National Strategy can be read here. And read Governor Polis' letter to President Biden on these issues here.