From time-to-time, the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention might be able to help community organizations obtain grants. Watch this page for opportunities.
2019 Colorado Grant Writing Assistance for Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery of Substance Use Disorders
In responding to opioid and other substance use disorders, representatives of frontier and rural communities expressed a need for grant writing assistance. In response to this need, the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee proposed funding from the Colorado General Assembly for a grant writing assistance program. This was approved as part of Senate Bill 2019-228, allocating $250,000 for the program and designating the University of Colorado, Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention (the Center) as the administrator of the program.
Per statute, the funds are intended to “aid local communities in need of assistance in applying for grants to access state and federal money to address opioid and other substance use disorders in their communities.” This is inclusive of a continuum of strategies related to prevention, harm reduction, intervention, treatment, and recovery.
Additionally, as a result of the 2019 legislative session, it is anticipated that funds from the Colorado General Assembly will be released through competitive procurement process by several state agencies in the State Fiscal Year 2019-2020. This grant writing assistance program is intended to help local government and non-profit organizations, with limited budgets and limited in-house grant writing expertise, to apply for those funds.
Timeframe: Sept. 1, 2019, through April 15, 2020