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Available Funding Opportunities

Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s funding opportunities are administered through request for proposals (RFP). Invitations and updates are published here.


New Funding Opportunity: Specialty Care

Release Date: May 1, 2017
Letters of Intent Due: June 16, 2017
Full Proposals Due (by invitation only): August 31, 2017
In-Person Interviews: September 2017
Funding Notification: December 8, 2017
Grant Period: March 1, 2018 – March 1, 2021

View webinar held Thursday, May 11, 2017

We’re pleased to announce a new funding opportunity focused on increasing/improving access to specialty care, particularly for adults 18 years of age and older, who receive Medicaid assistance and/or are low-income uninsured (including undocumented individuals). We plan to invest up to $1,000,000 over three years, for up to four organizations.

Specialty care refers to medical care, provided by a clinician with advanced training and specialized clinical expertise in such specialty areas as cardiology, dermatology, and rheumatology. Specialty care does not include urgent and trauma care, family practice, or internal medicine.

Selected grantees will work together as a cohort to identify and implement ways to increase connectivity and scalability of specialty care programs across organizations, service areas, and systems.

The applying organization must be a Colorado-based 501(c)(3). To be considered for funding, organizations must also meet specific eligibility criteria outlined in the Request For Proposals (RFP).

Organizations interested in applying for funding should review our frequently asked questions and read the RFP in its entirety.

Please share this announcement broadly within your networks and with organizations that may be interested in applying. Thank you for your consideration.

Together we build a healthier Colorado.

New Funding Opportunity: Specialty Care Cohort Convener

RFQ Release: July 6, 2017
Responses Due: July 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. MT
Interviews: August‐September 2017
Funding Notification: By October 13, 2017
Contract Start Date: Start Date TBD based on submitted workplans and negotiations, as early as January 2018 to allow for planning period
Contract End Date: End Date TBD based on submitted workplans and negotiations, as late as May 2021 to allow for final project reporting and evaluation wrap‐up
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We’re looking to contract with a vendor to assist the grantees that will be awarded the Specialty Care grantfunding mentioned in the RFP above. A Request for Qualifications was issued to solicit applications from qualified individuals and/or organizations for contractual services to regulary convene the cohort of grantees, facilitate collaboration, and evaluate the cohort’s progress. The scope of work for this contract will be agreed upon and finalized with the selected individual or organization once the individual/organization is determined.

If interested in applying for funding, review the RFQ in its entirety and follow the steps outlined within the RFQ.

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The most recent request for proposals, HEAL and General Operating Support, are closed. The submitted proposals are in review. Review previously closed proposals.

The Thriving Schools Initiative to Advance Social/Emotional Wellness and Behavioral Health in School Districts Proposals RFP is closed. Read about the school districts approved for the grant.

 Responding to our Request for Proposals

Please review the following before applying for one of our open funding opportunities when published:

View our Community Benefit strategy report.