Funding Opportunities
In addition to several CRHC administered grant programs, we have gathered a large collection of funding opportunities to share with our constituents. We encourage you to apply for as many as you are eligible, and to share these resources with others! If you are looking for something in particular, you can contact us at and we would be happy to assist you in finding it.

CRHC-Administered Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

  • ARRA Prevention & Wellness Funding
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes $650 million for evidence-based clinical and community-based prevention and wellness strategies that support specific, measurable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates. The CDC will support intensive community approaches to chronic disease prevention and control in selected communities (urban and rural).

  • ARRA Rural Health Funding Matrix
    The California State Rural Health Association (CSRHA) hosts a webpage to serve as an information resource to rural communities interested in accessing federal funds available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  • Caring for Colorado
  • Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Grants
    DOLA offers a wide range of services to communities and local governments to help build their capacity. These services include specialized training, technical and financial assistance and emergency management. Of the many grants available, one that may be particulary applicable to CAH's is the Energy and Mineral Impact Grant. This grant provides funding for planning, construction, and maintenance of public facilities and provision of public services. Eligible recipients are municipalities, counties, school districts, special districts and other political subdivisions which are socially or economically impacted by the development, processing or energy conversion of minerals and mineral fuels.

  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Grants
    Funds are available to organizations that have the provision of EMS and trauma services as their primary purpose. This includes EMS agencies, facilities, clinics, fire agencies, training centers and other public and private providers of emergency medical and trauma services in Colorado.

  • Colorado Loan Repayment for Dentists and Dental Hygienists
  • Emergency Medical and Trauma Service Provider Grant Program
    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment offers grant opportunities for agencies involved in providing emergency medical and trauma system services. Grant funds are provided through the EMS Account of the Highway User Tax Fund.
  • HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy Funding Opportunities
    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), under the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), provides a listing of Federal funding opportunities aimed at expanding access to, coordinating, restraining cost of, and improving the quality of essential healthcare in rural areas.
  • Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program
    NELRP is a competitive program that repays 60 percent of the qualifying nursing educational loan balance of Registered Nurses (RNs) selected for funding in exchange for 2 years of service at a critical shortage facility. Participants may be eligible to work a third year and receive an additional 25 percent of the qualifying nursing educational loan balance.
  • Nursing Scholarship Program
    In exchange for at least two years service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses, the Nursing Scholarship Program pays for tuition, required fees, other reasonable costs, including required books, clinical supplies, laboratory expenses, etc. and a monthly stipend ($1,269 for the 2009-2010 school year).
  • Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
    The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) is a national resource on rural health and human services information. Information specialists are available to provide customized assistance, such as web and database searches on rural topics and funding resources, linking users to organizations, and furnishing relevant publications.
  • Rural Community Assistance Corporation - Community Facilities Loan Program
    This program offers short-term loans to meet early acquisition and pre-development needs, interim construction costs and long-term permanent financing. Applicable facilities include public and nonprofit office buildings, treatment centers, emergency and transitional housing, assisted living, human services, public safety, child care, education and cultural facilities and others. Contact Josh Griff at for more information.
  • The Colorado Health Foundation

  • The Colorado Trust Funding Opportunities

  • USDA Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
    Funding is available through USDA's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT) to increase educational opportunities and expand access to health care services in rural areas. Grant awards range from $50,000 to $500,000. Eligible applicants include: rural schools, colleges, and universities, non-profit organizations, hospitals, libraries, health care clinics, Indian tribes, consortiums or partnerships, other incorporated organizations and related organizations which operate rural educational or health care facilities. For more information contact Irene Alvarez at

Resource Opportunities

  • Colorado Common Grant Form
    The Colorado Common Grant Form is a standardized grant application form accepted by many funders throughout the state. It is designed to make both application submission and review more succinct and streamlined, easing the process for both applicants and funders.
  • Community Resource Center (CRC)
    The Community Resource Center publishes The Colorado Grants Guide. The Colorado Grants Guide contains hundreds of profiles with application guidelines on local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funders, government agencies and religious organizations that support Colorado nonprofit organizations. The Colorado Grants Guide is available in most public libraries, and can be purchased from the CRC.
  • Federal Funding Tools and Information Sources
    This website provides web links to federal databases, newsletters, and other related websites.
  • The Foundation Center RFP Bulletin: Health
    The RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin is published weekly by the Foundation Center, and lists current funding opportunities.