Over the past 6 years, Re 3j has received several funding opportunities through grant writing aimed at benefiting our students in a number of areas. To date, the district has received nearly $2,000,000 in additional funding. This amount does not include additional resources such as curriculum, materials , training, or Professional Learning activities also provided as part of the grants. 
Below is a list of grants most recently obtained and some of the key components.

State Personnel Development Grant for MTSS
Date(s) of Grant:
Amount awarded (to date): $38,429.67 with additional funds each year

An MTSS Leadership Team (MLT) was created with a group of passionate PK-12 educators, parent representatives, early childhood experts, special service providers, principals, and district administrators came together for the purpose of intentionally up scaling the way Re 3J provides support for
ALL students.
To date, our MLT has invested over 650 additional hours of planning, building, and teaching professional learning modules for colleagues, creating MTSS resources, and exploring high leverage practices for involving parents and families.
For more information, visit our MTSS page under "Departments" and "Support Programs".

Elementary Counselor Corps Grant
Date(s) of Grant: 2017-2018
Amount awarded: $20,000

During the 2017-2018 school year all elementary schools were awarded a total of $20,000 which were used to purchase an abundance of curriculum and resources to support PK-5 students Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Hoff and Hudson Elementary's purchased the programs Brain Wise and Zones of Regulation. Meadow Ridge PK-2 and Lochbuie Elementary purchased Zones of Regulation and additional resources for students who needed intensive instruction and support.

For more information on Social Emotional Learning visit CASEL at

Expelled and At-Risk Student Support Services (EARSS)
Date(s) of Grant:
Amount awarded (total): $1,054,676.00

 Re 3j committed to providing four additional student "Advocates" for students in grades 6-12 who are identified at-risk of dropping out or school failure due to behavior, attendance, and/or grades. All Advocates have experience and education in the area of mental health and social work. The EARSS Grant focuses on five major goals over the course of the next four years.

  1. Parent Capacity to support their EARSS served student will be improved: by 50% in Year 1, 55% in Year 2, 60% in Year 3, and 65% in Year 4. 
  2. Academic Achievement will be measured by an increase in successful course completion with a passing grade: for 20% of EARSS served students in Year 1, 25% of EARSS students in year 2, 30% of EARSS students in Year 3, and 35% of EARSS students in Year 4. 
  3. School attendance will increase for 20% of EARSS served students in year 1, 25% of EARSS students in year 2, 30% of EARSS students in year 3, and 35% of EARSS students in year 4 through intensive case management by Advocates that eliminates barriers and increases the effectiveness and continuity of interventions.
  4. Social Emotional Learning of identified EARSS at-risk students will be measured by their increase in  SEL competencies as a result of participation in targeted SEL programming aligned with the five CASEL “SEL Competencies.”: [1]for 50% of EARSS identified students in Year 1, 55% in Year 2, 60% in Year 3, and 65% in Year 4. 
  5. Behavioral incidents will decrease, as measured by reduction in office referrals for EARSS identified and served students: by 20% in Year 1, 25% in Year 2, 30% in Year 3, and 35% in Year 4.

Weld RE-3J Comprehensive Health and Wellness Grant
Date(s) of Grant: 2019-2021
Amount awarded (total): $173, 425

Weld RE-3J partnered with Generation Schools Network to create a comprehensive health and wellness plan that provides clarity and cohesive structure to the district's health programs and initiatives, and ensures the six areas of school health are adequately addressed through district programs.

Children's Literacy Initiative
Date(s) of Grant: 
Amount awarded (total): $50,000

In early 2019 we were awarded a grant from the Buell Foundation to support our preschool team with curriculum and resources and coaching with Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI). Preschool teachers at each of our program sites have received Blueprint early learning curriculum, over 16 hours of literacy and best practices training and instruction and are also working with coaches on a monthly basis. CLI coaches plan alongside preschool teachers and provide feedback through regular observation and coaching cycles.
For more information about Children's Literacy Initiative visit

RISE (Response, Innovation, and Student Equity) Education Fund
Date(s) of Grant: 
Amount awarded (total): $2,207,625 (split between 3 districts)

Weld Re-3J partnered with Bennett and Strasburg school districts and were awarded the RISE Grant. The grant aims to create a replicable model to address the Social-Emotional needs of students, families, and staff as a result of the impact of COVID-19 and beyond.

Shared district needs include:

Skills and services provided by a social worker to connect school and community services.
Access to effective, high-quality mental health personnel and resources.
Addressing disportionate rates of mental illness, disaparities in social determinants of health, and access to effective mental health care, especially in rural communities.
Training and implementation supports to deliver evidence-based practices to address the social-emotional needs of all students and increase academic performance in schools.

For more information about the RISE Grant, please visit