Colorado Practice-based Health Education Grant Program


The Colorado Practice-based Health Education Grant Program (PBHE) was created through Senate Bill 22-226, signed into law during the 2022 Regular Session of the Colorado General Assembly (Colorado Revised Statutes § 25-1.5-407). This program is housed in the Primary Care Office at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The intent of the program is to: a) increase practice-based training opportunities necessary for health professions students enrolled in accredited Colorado schools to complete degree requirements and become licensed to practice; or, b) program participants enrolled in other training or residency programs offered by a public or nonprofit Colorado medical school or residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to gain hands-on experience in pursuit of a license in the health care field.

Funding Opportunity

The Primary Care Office is pleased to announce that Request for Applications (RFA) #41324 is now open for applications under the second funding cohort.

Who Should Apply

Eligible applicants include private-for-profit, or nonprofit organizations that seek to increase clinical practice-based training capacity and quality programs for health professions students. This includes health care employers, accredited education organizations, health care education training programs, Colorado medical schools, and ACGME-accredited residency programs.

In awarding grants, priority will be given to applicants from Colorado-based public or nonprofit organizations that offer or support training within Colorado health care institutions specifically focused on delivery of primary care, including medical, dental, and behavioral health care.

Funds awarded under this open RFA will not be made directly to individuals.

Questions and Answers

Applicants may submit written questions to obtain clarification of requirements concerning this RFA. Submit all questions via email to with the subject line: Practice-based Health Education RFA Questions. Questions will be accepted weekly until June 29, 2023. Answers will be posted on this website weekly on Fridays, with the last posting on June 30, 2023.

Application Due Date

Applications must be submitted as indicated in the RFA no later than July 31, 2023 to be considered for the second funding cohort. Future application dates will be posted on this website.

Applicants will need to download the RFA, attachments, and guidance documents from the following links: DOWNLOAD RFA #41324, ATTACHMENTS, AND GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS.

Informational Session

Prospective applicants may view the online applicant webinar here.

Applicant webinar presentation slides are here.

For more information regarding this program, contact Kathy Jacobsen, Academic Programs Workforce Supervisor, at