Overdose prevention grants and funding

Grants and funding

CDPHE’s COSSAP grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, improves health outcomes in economically disadvantaged rural communities by reducing the impact of opioids, stimulants, and other substances on individuals and communities. Rural communities are often ill-equipped to serve people with substance use disorder and their families - lacking local substance abuse treatment providers, recovery resources, and access to naloxone - which creates an undue burden on first responders and local healthcare providers. COSSAP recipients provide diversion programs, recovery support services, substance abuse treatment services, and improve access to naloxone for first responders and individuals receiving services.


Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department
Region Six Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Inc
San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center
Signal Behavioral Health Network

Harm Reduction Grant Fund: CDPHE’s Harm Reduction Grant Fund Program is authorized in statute to support implementation of a Harm Reduction Grant Fund Program to reduce health risks associated with substance use and and support local coordination between community-based organizations,  law enforcement agencies, and public health agencies, (C.R.S. 25-20.5-1101). The goal and purpose of the Harm Reduction Grant Fund Program is to fund and support local communities as they rethink and expand opportunities to address substance use using a public health approach, rather than through the criminal legal system.


Boulder County Public Health Department
Gunnison County
Harm Reduction Action Center
Lakewood Police Department
Pitkin County Public Health
Southern Colorado Harm Reduction Association

Harm Reduction Grant Fund Program Manual 

You can also find the Harm Reduction Grant Fund program manual at this link.


Boulder County Community Services
Denver Department of Public Health and Environment
Fremont County Public Health
Jefferson County Public Health
Mesa County Public Health
North Colorado Health Alliance
Otero County Public Health
Pueblo County Public Health
San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center
Sober AF Entertainment
Springs Recovery Connection

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Opioid Overdose Prevention Program invites Colorado coroners' offices to apply for mini-grants offered to support coroners as they deal with the opioid crisis in Colorado. Colorado coroners may apply for up to or over $5000 to support toxicology testing. 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 Coroner’s Office
Rio Grande County Coroner’s Office
Summit County Coroner’s Office