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How to Apply for Funding From the Health Equity Fund

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How to Apply for Funding

Due to COVID-19 citywide revenue impacts, the city is experiencing changes in some investment program processes. Please check this webpage again in spring 2021 for information on Health Equity Fund funding opportunities for 2022.

If you would like to receive email notification about potential future funding opportunities, please email Ana Silvia Avendano-Curiel, Grants Specialist, at [email protected]

For more information, contact Elizabeth Crowe, Program Manager, Health Equity Fund at [email protected] or (303) 441-1928.

Health Equity Fund Application Process

Does your organization or institution work to address health disparities in the City of Boulder? If so, your program may be eligible for funding through the Health Equity Fund (HEF). The HEF accepts applications from eligible organizations, institutions and agencies, for its annual competitive funding cycle. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are typically issued in the summer, with applications due in late summer/early fall with the goal of funding decisions by the end of the calendar year. Funding recommendations are made by city staff and the Health Equity Advisory Committee (HEAC), comprised of nine community volunteers with diverse perspectives and expertise on health disparities and health equity.

COVID-19 impacts may affect funding processes for 2022. The city will continue to post updates about funding opportunities on this webpage.

Health Equity Fund Eligibility

Funds may be awarded for health equity programs (not general support) that meet HEF criteria,are recommended by the HEAC and the City Manager and approved by City Council. Eligible programs may be located in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or public or private educational organizations. Proposed programs must serve primarily Boulder residents, and benefit community members experiencing health disparities. Through the HEF, the city is interested in supporting diverse organizations and programs. 

Programmatic expenses that are eligible to receive funding include: program-specific staff pay and benefits; program materials and supplies; programmatic administrative support; and, subcontracts and/or consultation services that are necessary to carry out the program. Potential applicants are encouraged to carefully review the fund round RFP for detailed information about eligibility and criteria.