Overdose prevention grants and funding

Grant and funding opportunities


Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Program (COSSUP)

Awarded in 2020, CDPHE’s COSSUP (formerly COSSAP) grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), improves health outcomes by reducing the impact of opioids, stimulants, and other substances on individuals and communities. Many communities are ill-equipped to serve people with substance use disorder and their families - lacking local substance use disorder treatment providers, recovery resources, and access to naloxone - which creates an undue burden on first responders and local healthcare providers. COSSUP recipients provide diversion programs, recovery support services, substance use disorder treatment services, naloxone for first responders and individuals receiving services, and educate communities on the proper disposal of medications through Colorado’s Medication Takeback Program.

  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Colorado Department of Corrections
  • E-Squared Communications Group
  • Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department (past recipient)
  • Region Six Alcohol & Drug Abuse Corp. (RESADA)
  • San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center
  • Signal Behavioral Health Network
Learn more about COSSUP

Harm Reduction Grant Fund

During the 2019 legislative session, SB19-008: Substance Use Disorder in the Criminal Justice System passed establishing a Harm Reduction Grant Program within CDPHE. The goal and purpose of the Harm Reduction Grant Program is to fund and support local communities to rethink and expand opportunities to address drug use using a public health and harm reduction approach, rather than through the criminal legal system. The 2022 passage of HB 22-1326 Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention allocated additional funding for a broadened list of eligible entities and expanded allowable uses of the fund.

  • Arapahoe County Public Health
  • Boulder County Public Health Department
  • Colorado Health Network
  • Gunnison County
  • Harm Reduction Action Center
  • Lakewood Police Department
  • Milestone Community Wellness
  • Pitkin County Public Health
  • Southern Colorado Harm Reduction Association
  • Summit County Public Health
  • SummitStone Health Partners
  • The Yarrow Collective
Learn more about the Harm Reduction Grant Fund

CDPHE Colorado Coroner Grant opportunity

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Opioid Overdose Prevention Program invites Colorado coroners' offices to apply for grants offered to support coroners as they deal with the opioid crisis in Colorado. This funding provides reimbursement for toxicology testing for suspected overdose deaths. Apply now.

  • Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office
  • Boulder County Coroner’s Office
  • City and County of Denver - Office of the Medical Examiner
  • Garfield County Coroner’s Office
  • Gunnison County Coroner’s Office
  • Jefferson County Coroner’s Office
  • Larimer County Coroner’s Office
  • Las Animas County Coroner’s Office
  • Lincoln County Coroner’s Office
  • Mesa County Coroner’s Office
  • Montrose County Coroner’s Office
  • Morgan County Coroner’s Office
  • Ouray County Coroner’s Office
  • Rio Blanco County Coroner’s Office
  • Rio Grande County Coroner’s Office
  • Summit County Coroner’s Office

Overdose Data to Action-States

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Overdose Prevention Program is pleased to announce the awarded grantees for Overdose Data to Action-States for the Harm Reduction and Linkage to Care program. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Overdose Data to Action Program provides funds to enhance evidence-based opioid overdose prevention programming and evidence-informed interventions that have an immediate impact on reducing overdose morbidity and mortality, with a focus on opioids, stimulants, and polysubstance use. Under OD2A-S, recipients are expected to implement required interventions that facilitate access to harm reduction services and linkage to and retention in care.

Recipients for Linkage to Care
  • Adams County Health Department
  • Denver Health and Hospital Authority
  • Recovery Cafe Longmont
  • Serenity Recovery Connection
Recipients for Harm Reduction  
  • Boulder County Public Health
  • Jefferson County Public Health
  • La Plata County Public Health Department
  • Mesa County Public Health
  • North Colorado Health Alliance
  • San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center (SLV AHEC)
Learn more about OD2A Overdose Data to Action