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Grant writing assistance returns for 2021

The Consortium is very pleased to announce the Grant Writing Assistance Program is resuming starting April 1, 2021! In 2019 and 2020, this program helped 23 organizations win a combined 30 grants totaling more than $5.5 million — a 24-to-1 return on the state’s $213,000 investment.

The program will operate through December 31, 2021, or until funds for the program are expended, whichever comes first.

We are pleased that many of the previous grant writers have agreed to offer their services. Although applicants can request a particular grant writer, assignment will be based on availability as well as best fit for the type of grant.


Eligible applicants are local government and non-profit organizations with limited budgets and limited in-house grant writing capacity. Priority preference will be given to those organizations located in or serving rural and frontier counties in Colorado or serving traditionally underserved communities.  

At this time, private corporations are not eligible to apply. 


Approval for grant writing assistance funding is determined by the Consortium based on the following criteria: 

  • Prospective grant funding opportunity is directly related to the prevention, harm reduction, intervention, treatment, or recovery services associated with opioid and other substance use disorders.
  • Applicant organization does not have a grant writer on staff.
  • Applicant organization is in good standing with the State of Colorado.
  • The grant for which funding is sought must have a minimum $10,000 award. 

For more information

To learn more about the program, download the one-page overview or consult the updated program guide.

Visit for more information about the program in general and to submit a request for grant writing assistance. Please direct questions to