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Colorado Funding & Opportunities

Environmental Infrastructure Loans
Loans to finance water and waste facility projects in the rural West, including the early funds small rural communities need to determine project feasibility and to pay pre-development costs prior to receiving state and federal funding.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Grants and Technical Assistance for Coal Communities Applying for Federal Funding
Funding and technical assistance to help coal communities submit competitive federal applications for community-led transition projects. Priority will be given to projects that are led by and serve low-income and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities most impacted by the transition.
Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Just Transition Fund
Nebraska Neighbors: UNMC Nursing Rural Advantage Scholarship
Scholarships for nursing students entering the University of Nebraska Medical Center baccalaureate of science traditional or accelerated program from select neighboring states who plan to attend the college's rural campuses in Scottsbluff, Kearney, or Norfolk.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, and Wyoming
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of Nebraska Medical Center
NextFifty Initiative Sudden and Urgent Need Grants
One-time grants for small nonprofit organizations in Colorado to meet an urgent need that would have an immediate impact on an organization's capacity to serve older adults. Priority will be given to projects that target disabled, low income, rural, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ, and homeless populations.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: NextFifty Initiative
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
Native American Affairs: Emergency Drought Relief for Tribes Inactive
Funding for eligible tribes that are impacted by the operation of reclamation water projects with near-term drought relief projects and to assist eligible tribes to develop, manage, and protect their water and related resources to mitigate the adverse impacts of drought.
Geographic coverage: Federally recognized Indian Tribes in the 17 Western States identified in the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902
Application Deadline: Apr 11, 2024
Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation
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, 2024
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Dr. Virgilio Licona Community Health Leadership Award Inactive
Award that recognizes individuals who are working to implement effective solutions to community health barriers and advancing health equity within the state of Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Mar 29, 2024
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
Mountain Plains Leadership Academy Inactive
In-person, 2-day training academy and follow-up activities for new and emerging behavioral health leaders in HHS Region 8 states.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2024
Sponsors: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, Mountain Plains Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center
Colorado Community Resilience Initiatives Inactive
Several funding initiatives for organizations in Colorado working in the areas of food, housing, and mental and behavioral health. Rural communities are population of focus.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2024
Sponsor: The Colorado Trust

Last Updated: 3/21/2024