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Supporting Coloradans in Recovery Through Non-Clinical Programs

Colorado Health Foundation
Jun 15, 2024

The Colorado Health Foundation will provide grants for culturally- and linguistically-responsive programs that support individuals with mental health and/or substance use challenges in accessing non-clinical support services close to home, thus making recovery possible. Projects should focus on the purpose and community dimensions in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) model of recovery.

Examples of projects of interest include:

  • Helping Coloradans in recovery find and retain meaningful employment
  • Providing or connecting Coloradans in recovery with educational pursuits that will help to improve their employment and income prospects
  • Providing opportunities for those in recovery to engage with community, such as through volunteerism
  • Supporting creative endeavors such as incorporating the arts or wellness into recovery programming
  • Building community through peer social or support networks
  • Supporting Coloradans in recovery to connect with cultural heritage and history through culturally- and linguistically-responsive approaches to recovery, such as indigenous talking circles and sweat lodges

Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or projects partnering with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor, including:

  • Community-based, grassroots organizations focused on recovery
  • Organizations supporting justice-involved individuals that provide recovery services
  • Recovery advocacy organizations
  • Recovery community organizations
  • Community mental health centers
  • Affordable housing organizations that provide recovery services
  • Mutual-aid groups
  • Nonprofit substance use disorder treatment providers
  • Vocational rehabilitation agencies
  • Independent living centers
  • Colleges and universities

Preference will be given to projects that are:

  • Run by organizations that are peer-led or peer-driven
  • Led by or provided by peers such as a peer support specialist, peer navigator, peer coach, or recovery coach
  • Proposed by organizations who already have experience providing recovery services
  • Responsive to the needs of people in recovery and their families through trauma-informed programming
  • Providing support and resources for the mental wellness of peers and staff
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $150,000
Project period: Up to 2 years

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Access · Culture and cultural competency · Human services · Mental health · Substance use and misuse · Trauma-informed care · Colorado

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