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How to Apply for Funding From the Health Equity Fund

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The Health Equity Fund 2019 Fund Round is Now Open!

How to Apply

Proposals for funding will be accepted through 4 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018. Refer to the Request for Proposals below for detailed information on eligibility criteria, program priorities and proposal submission instructions.

The following resources may be helpful in preparing the Health Equity Fund Application:

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.


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