Scholarships

Scholarship Request Form

Due to the growing demand for the RTAP Scholarship program, the RTAP advisory committee recommended that scholarships be limited by agency to ensure that the funds are allocated throughout the state.  With this in mind, CASTA is asking that you submit RTAP scholarship requests no later than Monday, August 21.   We will review all requests and make allocation decisions by Monday, August 28.   The committee also recommended that CASTA scale awards based on distance traveled and agency need, so we may not be able to fund your full request.
 
In addition, CASTA is arranging for two bus service routes:  Denver to Telluride along the I-70 Corridor and Colorado Springs to Telluride along Highway 50.  We ask that if all possible you utilize this service rather than asking for mileage reimbursement – this will (we hope) extend the number of agencies that can be helped by the fund.

In order to receive scholarship funds the following two steps will need to be followed:

Step 1: Complete and submit the form below to CASTA for approval. You will receive an email notification of approval and amount. Forms must be submitted to CASTA before the event. Only approved applications will be considered for reimbursement. For additional questions, please contact Joey

Step 2 Submit all receipts and/or documentation verifying each expense to CASTA along with original form containing approval of expenses. Reimbursement requests must be submitted with supporting documentation within 30 days of the conclusion of the event.

Fill out the online form

Or, a downloadable form is available on the Scholarship page.

Supporting Documentation

After attending a training or receiving technical assistance you must provide CASTA with the appropriate paperwork to support the reimbursement request.

  • Vehicle/Flight Milage– Please attach the Google Maps milage driven/miles flown.
  • Hotel– Hotel detailed recipt for the duration of your stay.
  • Meals and Salaries– Meals and Salaries are not reimbursable.

Reimbursement Rates

  • Vehicle Mileage: Mileage is reimbursed at a rate of 0.54 cents per mile. Mileage may be documented with a printed trip summary from an online mapping service such as Google Maps. If a rental car is used, mileage will not be reimbursed.
  • Meals and Salaries: Meals and salaries are not reimbursable expenses – this includes daily per diem rates.

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Statement of rights:  In accordance with the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CASTA does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, national origin or gender.  For more information about these statutes or to file a complaint, contact CASTA’s Executive Directors at 303.839.5197.