HDCGP Funding Opportunities

The Health Disparities and Community Grant Program (HDCGP) is funded by the Colorado state tobacco tax revenue as mandated by Amendment 35 (A35) and by funds appropriated by the general assembly as mandated by Colorado SB21-181. The program typically conducts its funding cycle according to the state fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). All funding is contingent upon Colorado State Board of Health approval, spending authority of the program and appropriations by the state legislature each year. The Health Equity Commission assists in the review of the grant program.

    Current Funding Opportunities

    There are no funding opportunities available at this time.

    For information on grant writing:


      The application period is now closed for FY22-25 funding (January 2022 through December 2024) for HDGP RFA #33306. You may still view the following:

      For questions about the application process, please contact cdphe_healthequity@state.co.us.

      In planning its next grant cycle (Fiscal Years 2022-2025), the OHE knew we had to make a temporary change in focus to address the damaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and a disproportional increase in health disparities among the most vulnerable. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on communities, especially for Black and Brown communities, amplifying inequities these communities have faced for generations. Communities experienced a breakdown in systems such as education and childcare, while other issues were illuminated and exacerbated such as housing and economic injustices.

      In this RFA #33306, HDGP solicited applications from agencies with multisector partnerships to work on systems and policy changes related to COVID-19 recovery or community resilience. The initiatives will use evidence-based strategies to overcome health disparities in the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic pulmonary disease.


        The application period is now closed for FY20-21 funding (July 2019 through June 2021) for HDGP RFA#11545. You may still view the following:


        The application period is now closed for FY19-21 funding (July 2018 through June 2021) for HDGP RFA #8473. You may still view the following: