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Grant Writing Assistance

Apply now for 2021 grants

The grant writing assistance program resumed April 1, 2021, and will continue through Dec. 31, 2021, or until funds are expended, whichever comes first.

The Consortium is currently prioritizing organizations located in or serving rural and frontier counties in Colorado. See this list of counties for more information.

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.

Additional Criteria

  1. Both the agency 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.
  2. Agency must not have a grant writer on staff.
  3. Grants that agencies are applying for must be $10,000 or more.

For details on the 2021 program, review this blog post. You also should review the program guide if you apply.

Download one page description of program

Building on success

From August 2019 through October 2020, 78 organizations received assistance at a cost of $213,114

23 organizations were successful in winning 30 grant awards amounting to a total of $5,526,325 representing a 24:1 return on investment of money expended on the assistance.

Colorado Grant Resources

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 pm@corxconsortium.org with the subject “Grant Writing Assistance.”