Colorado HB 1107: Inclusive Higher Education Opportunities
This legislation creates a new inclusive higher education grant program to support IPSE at state institutions. The new bill would create a state fund with $450K added annually to support IHE programs at institutions across the state. Awardees would be selected by an administering agency chosen competitively by the state. All programs would have to develop inclusive curricula and college experiences that yield credentials and include: Inclusive housing, mentoring, college coursework and instruction in independent living, financial literacy, career readiness, socialization and have a focus on integrated employment. It would be funded from FY 22-23 through FY 26-27. The bill passed and was signed in May, 2022.