Thursday, August 28, 2014

CDPHE Capacity Building/Training Updates

by Regina Charter

Attention HIV Prevention Contractors

  1. The first Street Smart course is full. The second Street Smart course will be conducted from October 14-17, 2014 at Z-Place. Z-Place is located at 4800 Telluride St. Denver, CO 80249. Registration information will be coming from the Street Smart Coordinator in the near future.
  2. The Mpowerment course scheduled from September 17-19, 2014 at Z-Place (address above) is full. Because so many people are travelling here from outside the Denver metro area, it was suggested that we take advantage of this opportunity and have an Evaluation Web training the day prior to Mpowerment, on September 16, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. This training will be conducted at CDPHE Main Building; DOC Room (left off the entrance doors).
  3. The MOU course currently under development, will be offered between September 18 and September 30, 2014. Once scheduled, the course will be posted on our Training Calendar. See number 5 below. 
  4. CRIS requests for three additional classes have been submitted. Expect to hear more information soon about registering for Popular Opinion Leader, Promise and Respect. We hope that we can continue to have enough participants for these classes in order to have national facilitators come to the Denver/metro area.
  5. The links to register for classes scheduled through December 31, 2014 are located at our website. While you’re registering, check out our website and register to be on our email list. Go to; then Click on Training, Click the course, Click more details and finally Click on the registration link to Survey Monkey. The new registration system will be piloted in January, 2015. 

Thank you for your devotion and expertise to the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, HIV and viral hepatitis. Please let your contract monitor know of any training, technical assistance and capacity building needs. To the best of our ability, your needs will be met in a timely manner.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

International Overdose Awareness Day - Aug 31

From the Harm Reduction Action Center:

Dear Supporters,

Did you know that August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day? Did you know 100 people die every day of overdose in the United States? Did you know there is a fatal overdose in Denver County every 36 hours?

This day is recognized around the world as a day we acknowledge individual loss and family grief for people who have suffered an overdose. It sends a strong message to current and former drug users that they are valued.

Last year, we were able to garner a proclamation from Governor Hickenlooper to recognize this day as Colorado's Overdose Awareness Day, as well. See below.

We are losing too many friends and family members ... let's raise awareness about this important issue.

Join us in Denver: 
This Friday, August 29, 2014
2:30-4:00pm at the Harm Reduction Action Center 733 Santa Fe Drive (***note location change from Colfax & Broadway***)
for a candlelight vigil and moment(s) of remembrance.

See the Colorado-specific designed logo in this post. One of our family members who lost their brother to overdose had this designed. Unable to attend an event for the day? Please consider utilizing the logo below and tell folks why Overdose Awareness Day is important to you. And Post a Tribute.

Need Naloxone? We now have classes on Monday's ... join us at noon on September 8, 15, 22, or the 29th. RSVP with Lisa at

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Two Grant Training Opportunities in Denver

Presented by The Denver Regional Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA 

Class #1: Learn where to find the grants and how to get them.

Join us September 10-11, 2014 when Denver Regional Council of Governments hosts Grant Writing USA's two-day grant writing workshop. Attend this proven class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. Beginning and experienced government and nonprofit personnel are welcome to attend. Tuition is $425 and includes all materials.

Learn more about this grant writing class.

Class #2: Learn how to stay in compliance and keep the money.

Attend this grant management training December 10-11, 2014 and you'll learn what to do after your government grants arrive. We will help you hone your grant administration skills and arm you with extensive knowledge of the compliance requirements that all grantees must meet when managing federal funds.

This training is recommended for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines and is again locally hosted by Denver Regional Council of Governments. Tuition is $595 and includes all materials.

Learn more about this grant management class.

Attend both classes and receive $100 off your combined tuition. Checks, cards, and purchase orders are welcome. Multi-enrollment discounts are also available.


Janet Darling
Grant Writing USA

Suzi Walker
Denver Regional Council of Governments

Monday, August 18, 2014

Funding opportunity: Three RFAs from CDPHE's Amendment 35 Grants Program

The Amendment 35 Grants Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pleased to announce the coordinated release of the following Requests For Applications (RFA's);
  • The Cancer Cardiovascular Disease and Pulmonary Disease Competitive Grants Program
  • The Health Disparities Grant Program 
  • The Tobacco Education, Prevention and Cessation Grant Program 
We have aligned each of the three application packages to look similar and created digital application folders which include all of the required documents for each RFA. We implemented the same application timeline for all three RFA's and streamlined the process for question submissions. Our intent is that the process for each of these applications is standardized and reduces the administrative burden of the application process.

Please note that agencies must apply individually for each grant program in accordance with the guidance outlined in each individual RFA. All Applications must be received by the Department by 5:00PM Tuesday, September 30, 2014

All three RFA packages are published here.

Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent by 5:00 PM Wednesday August 20, 2014.

Letters must be received by email at .

If the Letter of Intent is not received by this deadline, an application will not be accepted.

​Please note, an email confirmation of receipt will be sent to everyone who submits a Letter of Intent.

If you do not receive an email confirmation of receipt​ please contact us at: 303.692.2698


Mauricio Palacio, M.S.

Director, Office of Health Equity
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Monday, August 11, 2014

Funding opportunity: CCPD Grants Program RFA

The Colorado Department of Public Health's Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease and Pulmonary Disease Competitive Grants Program has announced an RFA.

Required letter of intent due August 20, 2014

17 Fundable Strategies (listed on pages 7-10 of the RFA)
  • Health Eating and Active Living (5)
  • Cancer (3)
  • Cardiovascular Disease & Risk Factors (5)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Disease (1)
  • Cross-Cutting (3)
Three categories of competitive funding will be awarded

  • Small grants: this category will fund awards between $75,000 and $250,000 per year. Seventy-five thousand dollars is the minimum funding award for a CCPD application. No more than $2 million per year will be awarded from this funding category.
  • Large grants: this category will fund awards between $250,000 and $2 million per year. Two million dollars is the maximum funding award for a CCPD application. 
  • Innovative grants: up to $1 million per year will be awarded from this funding category. This amount could be awarded to one application or dispersed over multiple applications. This innovative work can be a stand-alone application or included within a small or large grant application, as outlined in categories 1 and 2 above.