HDGP Funding Opportunities

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The Health Disparities Grant Program (HDGP) is funded by the Colorado state tobacco tax revenue as mandated by Amendment 35 (A35) and conducts its funding cycle according to the state fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).  All A35 awards funding is contingent upon Colorado State Board of Health approval, spending authority of the program and appropriations by the state legislature each year.  The Health Equity Commission assists in the review of the grant program.

Current Funding Opportunities 

There are no funding opportunities available at this time. 

Previous Funding Opportunities


The application period is now closed for FY16-18 funding (July 2015 through June 2018) for the HDGP.  A list of the currently funded projects can be found on the HDGP Funding Portfolio page.


RFA #8473 Funding Recommendations: Following the RFA #8473 application review process and deliberations at the funding conference on February 7, 2018, the Health Equity Commission recommended 9 applications for funding. The recommended applications will be presented to the Board of Health in March 2018 for final approval. The total funding amount per recommended application remains to be determined. Additional information will be provided to all applicants, recommended and not, in the upcoming weeks.

The application period is now closed for FY19-21 funding (July 2018 through June 2021) for HDGP RFA #8473. You may still view the following:

For questions about the application process, please contact cdphe_healthequity@state.co.us

The purpose of the HDGP FY19-21 RFA #8473 is to ensure all Coloradans have an equal opportunity to live in thriving communities and achieve their full potential. To accomplish this (including preventing diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary disease and addressing health disparities), the OHE realizes we need to look at factors that affect where we are born, grow, live, learn, work, play and age. This includes social and economic factors that go beyond the realm of the health sector and are a result of unequal allocation of power and resources, such as unequal education, employment, social support, community safety, housing, transportation and environmental conditions.

These factors are called "upstream determinants" because they begin to have a negative impact on a person's health long before the person is diagnosed with a disease. Addressing these determinants presents an opportunity to prevent disease from developing. By funding programs, policies and practices that address these upstream determinants, we can influence health social, economic and environmental conditions that have a sustainable impact. 

In this RFA, HDGP solicited applications from agencies with existing multisector partnerships to work on systems and policy changes focused on upstream determinants of health. 

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Amendment 35 Funding Information