Grant Writing Assistance
2022 grant assistance
The Consortium is now accepting applications for the grant writing assistance program. This will be our fourth program cycle. This cycle will utilize funds from the American Rescue Plan Act and will run until June 30, 2023, or until the allocated funds are spent, whichever comes first.
The Consortium prioritizes organizations located in or serving rural and frontier counties in Colorado (see this list of counties for more information), as well as small nonprofits in urban counties. Eligible applicants are local government and nonprofit organizations that provide community-based services related to the prevention, harm reduction, intervention, treatment, and/or recovery of substance use disorders, with limited in-house grant writing capacity, and in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State.
Eligible applicants are local government and nonprofit organizations with limited budgets and without in-house grant writing capacity, inclusive of the following:
- A recognized American Indian Tribe with a government seat within the boundaries of the State of Colorado.
- A county government or an agency thereof.
- A municipal government or agency thereof.
- A community coalition with a mission to address the prevention, harm reduction, intervention, or treatment of opioid and other substance use disorders or related recovery support services either a 501c3 status, or a fiscal agent that is a government agency, or an organization in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State.
- A nonprofit organization, in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State, that provides community-based services related to the prevention, harm reduction, intervention, treatment, and/or recovery of substance use disorders.
At this time, for-profit corporations are not eligible applicants.
- Organizations must review the program guide before applying.
- Both the organization applying for grant funding AND the grant itself must be related to the prevention, harm reduction, intervention, treatment, and/or recovery of substance use disorders.
- Organizations must complete one application per grant they are interested in. Every grant must have its own application.
- Application must be completed at least 3 weeks prior to the deadline of the grant for which you are applying.
- Requests for assistance with a federal grant must be made 6 weeks prior to the submission deadline of the grant.
- Organization must not have a grant writer on staff.
- Grants that organizations are applying for must be $10,000 or more.
Please review the program guide before you apply.
Click on the link below to go to the application form.
Colorado Grant Resources
- Colorado grant resources
- Community Resource Center grants guide
- Doing Business With the State of Colorado (such as applying for grants sponsored by the state)
- Register an account with Colorado Vendor Self Service (VSS) (A first step requirement before you can apply for State of Colorado goverment sponsored grants)
- Search for Solicitations (find opportunities for grants)
- Colorado PTAC, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting small businesses respond to state bid/RFP/RFA grant opportunities
- The Minority Business Office (MBO) is a team of passionate individuals, partners, and clients working to increase economic opportunity for minority, women, and veteran entrepreneurs across the state
Questions or More Information?
If you would like to be added to the Consortium list to receive grant announcements, please use our contact form to sign up. Select “Join a Work Group or Mailing List” and then select “Receive Grant Announcements” from the list.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Grant Writing Assistance.”