Funding opportunity

 
To Tracking and Beyond: Leveraging and Generating Data for Local Solutions
 
Request for Proposals
 
In conjunction with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the Colorado Environmental Public Health Tracking (Colorado Tracking) Program is sending this announcement for a grant opportunity. These funds will support the development and implementation of local initiatives related to environmental health. While not limited to the following topics, example proposals could be related to:
  • Working with schools, daycares, and other community partners on environmental health topics
  • Air or water quality (asthma, PFAS)
  • Built environment projects
  • Healthy homes (lead, radon, second-hand smoke, mold, asthma)
  • Extreme weather events (heat and/or cold related morbidity and mortality, flooding events)
  • Development of a locally meaningful preparedness guide, plan, or policy using the CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework 
  • Assessing the knowledge or capacity of health care providers related to environmental health and hazards
  • Quality Improvement projects with environmental focus 
  • Community environmental health assessment or environmental health improvement planning
Proposals can be about any topic area as long as they meet one or both of the following requirements:
  1. Use Colorado Tracking data
  2. Contribute to Colorado Tracking data in the local change or solution you're initiating.
 
Funding and eligibility:
 
This is the first year of our “To Tracking and Beyond: Leveraging and Generating Data for Local Solutions” mini-grants project. Approximately four projects will be awarded, for up to $45,000 each. The project timeline is 9/1/2019-7/31/2020 and applications will be due August 16, 2019.
 
Only one proposal will be considered per local public health department. 
 
Unallowable costs
  • Purchase of food
  • Capital construction
  • Vehicles 
Application process:
 
The application should include the following:
  • Cover sheet (contact information and directors signature)
  • Proposal containing each of the elements below, with clearly labeled headers:
    1. Description of the project, including specific goals and objectives (limit: 200 words)
    2. Data (sources, utilization, etc.) (limit: 200 words)
    3. Timeline for implementation
    4. Evaluation and public health action plan (limit: 200 words)
    5. Communication and outreach plan (limit: 200 words)
    6. Statement of Work, Exhibit B
Application submission:
 
Proposals as outlined above should be emailed to: Megan Snow at megan.snow@state.co.us