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How to Apply for Funding From the Health Equity Fund

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How to Apply for Funding

The Health Equity Fund 2019 Fund Round Request for Proposals is now closed. Funding applications were due on Friday, August 10, 2018. Funding allocations will be announced in December 2018. 

Information for the 2020 Health Equity Fund competitive fund round will be available in spring 2019.

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 funding cycle. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are 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 collectively by Human Services Department staff and a Health Equity Advisory Committee (HEAC), made up of nine community volunteers with diverse perspectives and expertise on health disparities and health equity.

Health Equity Fund Eligibility

Funds may be awarded for health equity programs (not general support) that meet HEF criteria and are recommended by staff, with input from the HEAC. Eligible programs may be located in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or public or private educational organizations. Proposed programs must serve primarily Boulder residents. Through the HEF, the city is interested in supporting diverse organizations and programs, including community agencies and programs that focus on low-income and historically underrepresented populations. 

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.