Friday, February 8, 2019

Funding Opportunity: 2 New Grant Opportunities from CDE!

2019 School Professional Grant
Applications are now available for the 2019-20 School Professional Grant (SPG) that exists to help K-12 schools:
  1. Increase the presence of school professionals in K-12 schools to provide substance abuse and behavioral health care to students who are enrolled in K-12 schools and have substance abuse or other behavioral health needs.
  2. Provide training and resources for the newly hired school professionals, other behavioral health school team members, and school staff on the implementation of evidence-based programming on substance abuse prevention education and behavioral health education for all students who are enrolled in K-12 schools.
  3.  Allow school professionals to provide care coordination and connect K-12 students with services that are provided by community-based organizations for treatment and counseling for students who are at risk for substance abuse.
Approximately $2.28 million is available for the 2019-20 school year. Applicants must demonstrate a match of 10 percent of funds requested. This may include both in-kind and cash matches.

An application training webinar will be held at 1pm Wednesday February 13. Register for this technical assistance via EventBrite

School Professional Grant Application:
For more information and to access the RFP, click here 

Applications are due Thursday, March 21

For More Information, Contact:
Phyllis Reed - Assistant Director of Health Education
Health & Wellness
Phone: 303-866-6593 or 720-498-2059

2019 Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Grant

Applications are now available for the 2019-20 Comprehensive Health Grant that exists to help K-12 schools:

The "Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Act of 1990" encourages every school district to provide a pre K-12th grade planned, sequential health education program. Parental and community involvement in the program is stressed. Parents and guardians have the right to exempt from any or all of the health education program. Local health advisory councils are encouraged and should be representative of the norms and values of the community.

The intent is to foster healthy behaviors by increasing students’ health knowledge and skills to establish and maintain their physical, emotional, social, mental, and sexual health and wellness in addition to the modification of risky behaviors.

This will be a three-year continuing grant with approximately $300,000 available each year for distribution annually. Individual awards for eligible applicants will be granted for up to $30,000. 

An application training webinar for the 2019-20 Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Grant will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Register for this technical assistance via Eventbrite

For more information and to access the application, click here 

Applications are due on Thursday, March 7

For More Information, Contact:
Jamie Hurley
Health & Wellness
Phone: 303-866-6453