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News and Updates

Due to COVID-19 related budget impacts, many City of Boulder HHS investment programs are operating differently for the remainder of 2020 – 21, as follows:

  • Health Equity Fund (HEF) provides program grants annually to community agencies, with funds derived from the Sugar-sweetened Beverage Product Distribution Tax (SSBPD Tax). The city will not be releasing a Request for Proposals for grants in 2021, and is not accepting unsolicited applications or funding requests. Instead, the city will continue to work with 2020 HEF grantees to plan for 2021 program investments, based on HEF criteria; COVID-19 investment priorities and criteria; and as SSBPD Tax funds are available.
     
  • Human Services Fund (HSF) provides human services program grants annually and on a multi-year basisto community agencies, with funds allocated from the city’s General Fund.  The city will not be releasing a Request for Proposals for single- or multi-year grants in 2021, and is not accepting unsolicited applications or funding requests. Instead, the city will continue to work with 2020 HSF grantees to plan for 2021 program investments, based on HSF goal areas and criteria; and COVID-19 investment priorities and criteria. The city will also coordinate with our Human Services Fund partners at Boulder County Community Services and the City of Longmont for strategic assessment.
  • Helping Hand ImageHuman Relations Commission Human Relations Fund (HRF)  
    supports community-initiated activities that raise awareness on emerging civil rights and human rights issues in Boulder; facilitate interaction, understanding, collaboration and civic participation among diverse communities; and enable members of Boulder’s communities to celebrate events significant to them while they provide learning opportunities to the general population. Applications to this fund are now being accepted.
     
  • Substance Education and Awareness (SEA) Fund supports integrated substance abuse prevention education programs, including recreational marijuana, aimed at children, youth and families, with funds derived from the city Recreational Marijuana Tax. The SEA Fund will continue in 2021, however the city is not accepting funding applications. Rather, we will work with our partners at Boulder County Community Services and current grantees to assess future investment strategies and plans for 2021 and beyond.
     
  • Youth Opportunities Program Fund (YOP Fund) offers financial support for cultural, recreational, and educational activities for City of Boulder resident middle and high school age youth through grants to individual youth and to agencies. The YOP funding programs are suspended indefinitely. City staff will publicize information about this funding source if and when the grant program resumes.

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For more information, please email the Community Programs Manager or call 303-441-1913.