Requesting Support from the Department for Grants

Community partners can request Letters of Support from the Department by contacting the Department Grant Manager Amanda Jacquecin. Please include information about the grant you are requesting, the nature of the support you are seeking from the Department, and any required templates/forms for the Department’s completion. The Department cannot guarantee response to requests that come in less than two weeks from the proposal submission deadline.

The Grants team will evaluate the request based on:  

  • The alignment of strategic goals 
  • Capacity to provide support (ex. data, personnel, logistics, management, budget)

Grants Available to the Community

ARPA Grants

Please visit the ARPA page to view all ARPA grant opportunities available to the community.

Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD)

The Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) is the most comprehensive source of health claims data in the state with claims from Health First Colorado, Medicare, and commercial payers in the state. The public website allows consumers to shop for health care services and also provides statewide cost and utilization information. Scholarships are available for custom data requests to support projects to improve care, improve quality and lower costs in the state. Visit the data showcase to see how organizations are using custom data from the CO APCD. The Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) is the administrator of the CO APCD and is responsible for ensuring the database operates in accordance with the legislation and securing the necessary funds to support the ongoing operation of the database.

Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors

The purpose of the Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors program is to promote the health and welfare of Colorado's low-income seniors by providing access to dental care to individuals age 60 and over who are not eligible for dental services under any other dental health care program, such as Health First Colorado.

Rural Provider Access and Affordability Stimulus Grant Program

Senate Bill 22-200 created the Rural Provider Access and Affordability Stimulus Grant Program which will award $10 million to qualified rural hospitals. The purpose of the grant payments is to improve health care affordability and access to care in rural Colorado. Grant payments will be allocated into two categories, affordability-related projects and care-related projects.

Grants Operated by the Department

Maternal Opioid Misuse Model

Community Response Services Expansion Grant

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (the Department) received a planning grant through the American Rescue Plan Act to design and implement a new Medicaid option for community-based mobile crisis services, referred to as the Crisis Response Services Expansion (CRSE) benefit.

The planning grant allows the Department to operationalize and integrate CRSE into the continuum of behavioral care for Medicaid beneficiaries and Colorado’s broader crisis response system (Colorado Crisis Services).

This initiative was given an extension to use funds through Sept. 30, 2023.

Completed Grants

Colorado Long-Term Services and Supports No Wrong Door System Grant

The No Wrong Door (NWD) initiative is part the state's effort to streamline access to long-term services and supports for all consumers, regardless of age, disability or pay source. Through a three-year grant from the federal Administration for Community Living, Colorado will pilot three NWD regional entities to develop a model for implementing NWD statewide. Learn more about the No Wrong Door Implementation Grant project.

Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM)

Between February, 2015 and January 2019, the State of Colorado received up to $65 million from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with oversight from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to implement and test its State Health Care Innovation Plan.

Funding assisted Colorado in integrating physical and behavioral health care in more than 400 primary care practices and community mental health centers comprised of approximately 1,600 primary care providers. In addition, the state worked to establish a partnership between their public health, behavioral health and primary care sectors.