Grants

Current Grant Round

The Colorado Disability Funding Committee has opened a Spring 2021 grant round for new and innovative project and program proposals.

Total Amount Available: $50,000

Maximum per Organization: $15,000

Application Due Date: June 3, 2021 11:59PM MST

Background

Under the Laura Hershey Disability Support Act, as amended, C.R.S. § 24-30-2200 et seq., the Colorado Disability Funding Committee (the “CDFC”) “shall accept and review proposals to fund projects or programs that study or pilot new and innovative ideas that will lead to an improved quality of life or increased independence for persons with disabilities.” C.R.S. § 24-30-2204.5.

The Committee defines "new and innovative ideas," as that term is used in C.R.S. 24-30- 2204.5, to mean novel or original concepts for improving quality of life or increased independence for persons with disabilities, whether such concepts are completely new or propose changes to existing concepts, programs, projects, products, or fields.

In pursuit of the CDFC mission, we encourage applicants to understand the following before submitting a grant application. To do so, please review the CDFC Grants Overview which covers the following:

  • What CDFC Funds
  • What CDFC Does Not Fund
  • Application Deadlines
  • Application Requirements
  • Application Review Process
  • Reporting Process
  • Appeal Process

Application Process

The CDFC reviews applications twice a year, when the CDFC has sufficient funding to do so. The application deadline dates are subject to change by year. Upon being changed, they will be posted for a minimum of 30 days for applicants to have appropriate time to submit.

Get started by downloading the Grant Application. Please submit completed application and required attachments electronically to the Colorado Disability Funding Committee Administrator, SOC_DFC@state.co.us. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed. Proposals are discussed and reviewed within 30 days of the application deadline using a rubric developed by the Committee. Organizations will be notified of their application status by the CDFC within 60 business days after closing the application process.

Things You Need to Know

  • The CDFC is a State organization that distributes State funding, and as such has responsibility to the citizens of Colorado to make sure funds distributed are being used as they were intended. As a condition of receiving these funds, your organization is required to report to the CDFC periodically regarding their use. Using your application and Grant Agreement Summary as a guideline, please submit the reports using the forms below.
  • Should the CDFC have any questions regarding your report they may ask additional questions. You may need to provide additional documentation or appear before the CDFC to provide additional information.
  • Please review the CDFC Grants Overview mentioned in the application for details as needed.
  • Organizations that are awarded a grant will be contacted with an award letter and be asked to complete the necessary documentation to process grant funds. The Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration will process your documents and disburse the funds.

Download CDFC Grant Documents

Questions?
Please contact the Colorado Disability Funding Committee Administrator at SOC_DFC@state.co.us.