Funding and Technical Assistance

Coronavirus Relief Fund (CVRF) – Colorado Department of Local Affairs
More info and Opt-in here. Funding Period: 3/1/2020 – 12/30/2020. Opt-in Period: June 3 through July 7, 2020. Eligible entities: All Colorado counties, municipalities, and special districts (with the exception of Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, El Paso and Jefferson Counties and the municipalities within those counties). Through the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) this fund will reimburse costs to Counties, Municipalities and Special Districts for: necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (COVID-19 emergency); were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act) for the State; and were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020.
The Red Backpack Fund
The Red Backpack Fund will make at least 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis.  More info here
The Healthy Relationships Community Grants, an initiative of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), seeks to address positive relationship health, with self and others. Grants for U.S.-based nonprofit organizations over 2020 and 2021. The focus is on three distinct areas: building and improving relationship skills of the next generation as a prevention strategy, building and improving mental health resiliency for vulnerable populations, and strengthening and providing critical services to survivors of domestic violence. Grants of up to $50,000 are provided. Requests will be reviewed quarterly for the next two years. The remaining deadlines for 2020 are September 1 and December 1. Online application guidelines are available on the MLB website.
Community Mobility Design Challenge
The National Center for Mobility Management will make available grants of up to $25,000 through the Community Mobility Design Challenge 2020. These grants will support communities that want to create innovative mobility solutions for community members who face transportation barriers in advancing their personal well-being. Funding is for design and planning purposes only. The applicant organization must be a non-profit or a government agency that is able to receive, or be a subrecipient of, federal funding. Applications are due at  on July 6.
National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grants
More info here. Our Town projects lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into local strategies for strengthening communities. These projects require a partnership between a local government entity and nonprofit organization, one of which must be a cultural organization; and should engage in partnership with other sectors. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000, with a minimum cost share and match equal to the grant amount.
Colorado Health Foundation – October 15 Deadline
Information on all these funding opportunities HERE.
  • Maintain Healthy Bodies: Funding Opportunity: Advancing Team-based Care through Technical Assistance; Funding Opportunity: Capital Infrastructure in Support of Team-based Comprehensive Primary Care
  • Nurture Healthy Minds: Funding Opportunity: Supporting Coloradans in Recovery through Nonclinical Programs
  • Champion Health Equity: Rapid Response Funding: Advocacy
Suicide Prevention Grants – The Cardinal Health Foundation
Deadline: June 24. More info here. Seeking proposals from hospitals and healthcare organizations that are ready to commit to the utilization of the Zero Suicide framework and the provision of safer care for suicidal patients and support for clinical staff, with a focus on suicide prevention.

State and Local Government Financial Wellness Grants Program

Deadline July 15. More info here. Administered by the National Association of State Treasurers Foundation and its partners, will provide support to state and local governments that have the interest and capacity to develop and offer a financial wellness program to their employees. Grants can be used to expand programming already offered, to establish new programs, to work with third-party vendors to reach the public sector workforce, or to reach a wider audience through other quality programming. 
Main Street Lending Program
The Federal Reserve has created the Main Street Lending Program to provide a total of $600 billion in financing for small and medium-sized businesses.  This is a lending program separate from the PPP that is designed to assist small businesses through government-backed loans. While the program’s start date has yet to be announced, here’s what you need to knowto check eligibility and get ready to apply.
This new financing option is for rural-based Colorado businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. 

Loan details of the Small Business Emergency Loan Program are as follows:
$10,000 loans; 

3.75% fixed interest rate;
Two year terms;
Payments deferred for six months;

More info here.