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Colorado Funding & Opportunities

Telligen Community Initiative Grants
Grants for programs and nonprofit organizations that address social determinants that impact health and enhance equity, that are making healthcare education more accessible, and that are fostering healthcare innovation in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma
Application Deadline: Jun 12, 2020
Sponsor: Telligen Community Initiative
Colorado Capital Infrastructure in Support of Team-based Comprehensive Primary Care
Funding for planning assistance and capital projects for safety net practices in Colorado that provide increased access to team-based, comprehensive primary care.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
Supporting Coloradans in Recovery through Peer Support Services
Grants to increase access to peer support services for individuals recovering from substance use disorder in Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Pilot/Feasibility Research Projects (HICAHS)
Grants to support agriculture, forestry, and fishing worker occupational health and safety research projects in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2020
Sponsor: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
BBVA Compass Foundation Grants
Funds organizations working in the areas of community development, education, health, human services, arts and culture, environment, and diversity within the 7 state BBVA Compass Foundation service area.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
Sponsor: BBVA Compass
Caring for Colorado Foundation Grants
Grants for projects in Colorado that enhance health equity, well-being, and opportunity in the priority areas of healthy children and youth, resilient families, and public policy.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Aug 7, 2020
Sponsor: Caring for Colorado Foundation
Colorado NextFifty Initiative Census 2020 Outreach Fund
Grants to ensure that older adults in Colorado are counted in the 2020 Census. Projects should target older adult populations that are considered hard-to-count, such as those in rural communities, non-English speakers, refugees, and those experiencing homelessness.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2020
Sponsor: NextFifty Initiative
Gates Family Foundation Capital Grants
Capital support for building purchase, construction, expansion, renovation, and/or land acquisition for Colorado organizations working in the areas of arts and culture; education; well-being of children, youth, and families; parks and recreation; and community development.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2020
Sponsor: Gates Family Foundation
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter, education and youth development, environmental stewardship, and human services within the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation service area.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific areas in 26 states. See the "Where We Give" section of the program website for details.
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Laura Jane Musser Fund: Rural Initiative Program
Grants designed to encourage collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions in a number of civic areas, including economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements, and education.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, Texas (Rio Grande River Valley, Deep East Texas, and Brazos Valley regions). A list of the specific counties eligible in Texas is available on the program website under the "Limits of Geography" heading.
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Sponsor: Laura Jane Musser Fund
Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund (CO4F)
Provides low-interest loans and a limited number of grants to support activities and businesses that improve access to healthy food retail and remove barriers that prevent Colorado's underserved populations from obtaining healthy food.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
Colorado J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 30 years in an underserved area of Colorado, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Resource for Emergency And Trauma Education (CREATE) Grants
A reimbursement grant program that assists EMS and Trauma entities with training and education to improve the emergency and trauma system in Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Rural Health Center
Colorado Rural and Frontier Health Care Preceptor Tax Credit
An annual $1,000 individual income tax credit for primary care preceptors in rural Colorado to offset the costs of their voluntary mentorship of students studying to work in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Rural Health Center
Community Facility Loans
Loans to help develop and improve essential community facilities in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states and the Pacific Islands. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Daniels Fund Grants
Grants for nonprofit organizations in Colorado and Wyoming working in the areas of aging, drug and alcohol addiction, amateur sports, youth development, disabilities, homelessness, and education.
Geographic coverage: Colorado and Wyoming
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Daniels Fund
Delta Dental of Colorado Responsive Community Relief Funding
Grants for organizations in Colorado that deliver support services and connect people to their healthcare options, especially those most significantly stressed by the effects COVID-19. The funding strategy for this program extends beyond oral health equity to include current greater health concerns. Rural communities are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delta Dental of Colorado
El Pomar Foundation General Grants
Grant support to Colorado nonprofit organizations involved in health, human services, education, arts and humanities, and civic and community initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: El Pomar Foundation
Environmental Infrastructure Loans
Loans to finance water and waste facility projects in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Western Professional Student Exchange Program
Program that allows students in specific western states and territories to enroll in selected out-of-state professional healthcare programs and pay reduced tuition.
Geographic coverage: 15 Western states, as well as U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Colorado Comprecare Fund Inactive
Grants for either program support and/or general operating support for organizations working toward optimal wellness for seniors over 65 in Colorado. This is a statewide fund, and organizations in rural and urban areas are encouraged to apply.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2020
Sponsor: The Denver Foundation
Colorado Rural Health Seed Grants Inactive
Matching grants for projects or programs that provide healthcare services in Colorado by providing information, education, linkages, tools, and energy toward addressing rural healthcare issues.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: May 31, 2020
Sponsor: Colorado Rural Health Center
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Midcontinental Region Grants Inactive
Funding for projects in the midcontinental region that improve health literacy; increase the ability of the general public to find and use health information; and improve health professionals' access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health information.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming
Application Deadline: May 31, 2020
Sponsor: U.S. National Library of Medicine
Colorado COVID Relief Fund Inactive
Grants for community-based organizations in Colorado to address prevention, impact, and recovery needs of communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: May 30, 2020
Colorado Health Service Corps Provider Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Loan repayment assistance for certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Rural Essential Access Provider (REAP) Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Loan repayment program for eligible health professionals working in rural or frontier private practice clinics in Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado EMS and Trauma Grants Inactive
Funding for improving and expanding Colorado's emergency medical and trauma services system in the areas of education, system improvement, provider equipment, and unexpected emergencies.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2020
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Health Access Fund Inactive
Grants to increase access to behavioral healthcare and improve health outcomes for populations with high healthcare needs across Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
Sponsor: The Denver Foundation
Colorado Capital Infrastructure – Intergenerational Physical Activity Inactive
Funding for capital infrastructure projects in Colorado that aim to promote creative and intergenerational physical activities that are accessible and open to the public for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
Colorado Emergency Medical and Trauma Service (EMTS) Provider Grants Inactive
Funding for emergency medical and trauma service providers in Colorado for vehicles, communications, data collection, equipment, injury prevention, personnel, and recruitment/retention.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Out-of-School Time Physical Activity Grants Inactive
Grants to support organizations working to provide quality, structured physical activity in out-of-school time settings for Colorado youth ages 4-18.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
Kerr Foundation Grants Inactive
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the Kerr Foundation target area in the areas of education, health, cultural development, and human services.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds.
Application Deadline: Jan 17, 2020
Sponsor: Kerr Foundation
Colorado Rural Rental Housing Preservation Academy Inactive
Targeted one-on-one technical assistance and in-person training to help nonprofit organizations and housing authorities acquire and preserve affordable rental housing in rural areas of Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Nov 27, 2019
Sponsors: Colorado Health Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program Inactive
Grants to support healthcare organizations in implementing cancer screening programs; developing education programs; disseminating information on radiogenic diseases; screening eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; providing appropriate referrals; and facilitating documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims.
Geographic coverage: Available in 12 states
Application Deadline: Oct 28, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Colorado Supporting Healthy Minds and Youth Resiliency Inactive
Grants to organizations in Colorado for projects designed to build social-emotional skills and create supportive environments to improve resiliency for young people facing barriers to mental well-being.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
Librarians as Catalysts for Community Health: Midwest Region Inactive
Scholarships for students to earn an American Library Association (ALA) Accredited Master's Degree through an online/in-person, cross-disciplinary program that aims to train students in health librarianship. The program is especially interested in applicants located in rural and urban underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Students must live in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, or Wyoming.
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2019
Sponsor: University of Missouri
Community Voices for Health Inactive
Grants to lead organizations to support ongoing ways for people to engage; to help their voices be a part of decisions around healthcare, social service, and public health systems; to support their efforts to solve problems; and to strengthen their community networks. Reaching rural and other health disparity populations is a priority.
Geographic coverage: Grants are open to organizations based and working in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.
Application Deadline: Oct 7, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Colorado Rural Health Excellence Award Inactive
Recognizes individuals who have made notable contributions to health, healthcare, or a healthcare delivery system in rural Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Sep 23, 2019
Sponsor: Colorado Rural Health Center
Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award Program Inactive
Honors commitment to quality improvement in physician practices, accountable care organizations, and large systems in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Puerto Rico.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Aug 16, 2019
Sponsor: TMF Health Quality Institute
Improving Community Food Systems in Colorado Inactive
Grants to establish and/or strengthen a collaboration and develop a community-driven or community-informed implementation plan that focuses on improving community food systems to increase access to affordable and nutritious food for those with the highest risk of food insecurity in Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2019
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
Agricultural Health and Safety Emerging Issues Grant Program Inactive
Grants for for short-term projects for emerging agricultural health and safety issues that are defined as health risks that are new or have rapidly expanding impact in the immediate or near future.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2019
Sponsor: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Colorado Health Service Corps Scholarship Program for Addiction Counselors Inactive
Scholarships for Certified Addiction Counselor training in exchange for a service commitment in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: May 5, 2019
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Marva Jean Jackson Rural Community Health Scholarship Grants Inactive
Small grants to rural facilities and community groups to help pay for the training and education of local healthcare providers.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
Sponsor: Colorado Rural Health Center
Dr. Virgilio Licona Community Health Leadership Award Inactive
Award that recognizes individuals who are working to implement effective solutions to community health barriers within the state of Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2019
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
Colorado Health Disparities Grant Program Inactive
Grants for initiatives that address cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary diseases by implementing policy and systems changes related to anti-displacement housing efforts that include land-use planning or affordability that addresses housing stability in communities in Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2018
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction Inactive
Provides funds for organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations to expand or enhance access to medication assisted treatment services for individuals with opioid use disorder in states with the highest rates of treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita.
Geographic coverage: Available in 35 states, the District of Columbia, and for tribes and tribal organizations across the country.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Model Inactive
An advanced primary care medical home model designed to strengthen primary care through a regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. The redesign will give practices financial resources and flexibility to make quality and efficiency of care investments and reduce unnecessary healthcare costs.
Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states
Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2017
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men and Young Transgender Persons of Color Inactive
Grants for community-based organizations to develop and implement Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention programs for young men of color who have sex with men and young transgender persons of color.
Geographic coverage: Available in 33 states and Puerto Rico
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 27, 2016
Application Deadline: Sep 14, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Updated: 5/27/2020