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Cancer, Cardiovascular and Chronic Pulmonary Disease Grant Program

The Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease and Chronic Pulmonary Disease Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Program (“CCPD Grant Program”) was created in 2005 by Amendment 35 to “fund competitive grants to provide a cohesive approach to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic pulmonary disease prevention, early detection, and treatment in Colorado" (C.R.S. 25-20.5-302 (1)).  The grant program is administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Prevention Services Division, is overseen by the CCPD Review Committee and governed by the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) Title 25, Article 20.5, Part 3, Section 25.20.5-301 et seq: CRS Article 25.20.5 CCPD Sections rev2009 pdf file  (Added as a result of Amendment 35) and Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 6 CCR 1015-5: Board of Health rules for CCPD Grant Program 2006 pdf file




As of June 25, 2014, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has a new website!
Please check out the CCPD Grant Program information in it's new home and layout at the following link:  https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/cancer-cardiovascular-and-chronic-pulmonary-disease-grants-program and bookmark for future reference.
For more information about the CCPD Review Committee, please contact 303-692-2698 or cdphe_a35grantreviewcommittees@state.co.us

On March 19, 2014, the Colorado Board of Health approved funding for CCPD Grantees for fiscal year 2014-2015.


To learn more about the grantees, their service areas and contact information, please search through the map of grantee programs, found at the link below:


The Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grant Program Review Committee (“Review Committee”) was created in 2005 by Amendment 35 (House Bill 05-1262) with the responsibility for "overseeing program strategies and activities and ensuring compliance with Section 25-20.5-302" of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.). (C.R.S. 25-20.5-303 (1)). The Review Committee is a 16-member working advisory board that develops funding priorities, reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the Colorado Board of Health for the competitive grants program. Volunteer members are appointed by the Board of Health, the legislature and the Executive Director of CDPHE and serve a three year term. The Review Committee meets on the second Friday of each month, from 12:30 – 4:30pm at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in Denver; committee meetings are open to the public.


Meeting info & schedule

The CCPD Review Committee meets the 2nd Friday of each month from 12:30-4:30pm at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The meetings are open to the public. To attend meetings by conference call, please call 720-279-0026 (Denver metro-area) or 887-820-7831 (toll free) and enter the participant code: 425524#.

The 2014 meeting schedule is below and includes links to agendas, when set, and meeting minutes, when approved:

January 10, 2014 -    CCPD Review Committee Meeting Minutes January 2014 pdf file

February 14, 2014 -   CCPD Review Committee Meeting Minutes February 2014 pdf file

March 14, 2014 -   CCPD Review Committee Meeting Minutes March 2014 pdf file

April 11, 2014 - CANCELLED

May 9, 2014 - CCPD Review Committee Meeting Agenda May 2014 pdf file

June 13, 2014 -

July 11, 2014 -

August 8, 2014 -

September 12, 2014 -

October 10, 2014 -

November 14, 2014 -

December 12, 2014 -


The following 2013 meeting documents will be deleted after 6 months:

July 12, 2013 -  CCPD Review Committee Meeting Minutes July 2013 pdf file  

August 9, 2013 -  CCPD Review Committee Meeting Minutes August 2013 pdf file

September 13, 2013 - CANCELLED

October 11, 2013 -  CCPD Review Committee Meeting Minutes October 2013 pdf file

November 8, 2013 - CCPD Review Committee Meeting Minutes November 2013 pdf file

December 13, 2013 - CANCELLED

As of December 2013, there are no current funding opportunities for the CCPD grant program.

When a new funding opportunity is released in the future, information about how to apply for funding will be posted here.


In 2004, Colorado voters approved Amendment 35 which increased taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products in order to fund health programs across the state. House Bill 05-1262 implemented Amendment 35 and was signed into law in June 2005. 

The excise tax on cigarettes increased to a total of 84 cents per pack and the excise tax on other tobacco products like cigars and chewing tobacco increased by 20 percent.The revenue is used to fund critical health care programs, including public health insurance; community health centers; cancer research; and tobacco education, prevention and cessation. Specifically, the revenue has been legislatively allocated by the Colorado State Constitution as follows:

  • 46 percent for public health insurance expansion (Child Health Plan Plus and Medicaid)
  • 19 percent for comprehensive primary care through clinics across the state that serve the uninsured and medically indigent

  • 16 percent for prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases - to CDPHE

  • 16 percent for tobacco education, prevention and cessation programs - to CDPHE

  • 3 percent for the general fund, old age pension fund and municipal and county governments

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) programs receive 32 percent of the Amendment 35 revenue which funds the following programs:

CDPHE's coordinated and comprehensive approach to addressing public health has led to significant progress in chronic disease prevention and treatment. These successes are making a lasting difference for thousands of Coloradans. Investments in these programs pay huge dividends by reducing the onset of chronic disease over time - providing quality of life for Colorado residents and reducing health care costs.

Please refer to the  Amendment 35 Report for January 2005 through June 2007 pdf file for more information about Amendment 35.

NOTE:   This is NOT Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) funds. Read more about the MSA on the Colorado Attorney General's website