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Advancing Team-based Care through Technical Assistance

Grants to Colorado Public Agencies and Nonprofit or
For-Profit Clinics to Improve the Quality of Healthcare

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Colorado Health Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 5:00 PM MST

Description:

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Grants to Colorado public agencies, nonprofit clinics, and for-profit clinics for institutional capacity building projects to improve the quality of healthcare throughout the State. Funding is intended for clinics and agencies serving patients with low-income and who are uninsured or underinsured. Preference will be given to organizations serving rural and frontier communities.

This funding opportunity will support safety net clinics in receiving technical assistance (TA) to improve their clinical and business capacity so they can offer high-quality, team-based comprehensive primary care. The Foundation will fund clinics to support clinic staff participation in the funding opportunity and any education and travel-related expenses associated with implementing team-based care. TA for this funding opportunity will be provided by Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) and John Snow, Inc. (JSI).

Proposed projects must reflect the Foundation’s cornerstones, as its work is grounded in serving Coloradans who have low income and historically have had less power or privilege, putting the creation of health equity at the center of everything it does, and being informed by the community and those it exists to serve. 

Preference will be given to organizations that:

  • Serve patients in rural and/or frontier communities in Colorado. The Foundation follows the Colorado Rural Health Center’s definition of rural and frontier.
    • Rural – a non-metropolitan county with no cities over 50,000 residents
    • Frontier – a county that has a population density of six or fewer residents per square mile

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187744

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation will fund clinics up to $125,000.

If selected, organizations will receive the following:
- Baseline clinic assessment by JSI and NFF focusing on both team-based care implementation and historical financial trends and current financial condition
- Co-development of customized TA work plan to implement or advance team-based care
- Monthly coaching with TA providers
- Clinic leadership and staff participation in Regional Collaboratives focused on leanings with peer organizations

Term of Contract:

The Foundation will fund clinics over the two-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for funding, organizations must meet the following criteria:
- Alignment with the Foundation’s cornerstones that advance its efforts to bring health in reach for all Coloradans
- Be a nonprofit clinic or public agency that provides comprehensive primary care services to a significant population of patients who are living on low income and are uninsured and/or underinsured. For-profit clinics will also be eligible to apply for the funding opportunity, provided they meet the criteria and can also demonstrate: Urban clinics have an active caseload of at least 40% of Medicaid clients with a low-profit margin; Rural or frontier clinics have at least 30% Medicaid clients
- Provide integrated health care services through teams composed of behavioral, physical and/or oral health care providers
- Ability to demonstrate strong clinic leadership buy-in and support for planning and implementing team-based care

Examples of eligible organizations:
- Federally qualified health centers
- Rural health clinics
- Community safety net clinics
- School-based health centers
- Community mental health centers with integrated primary care services

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Deadlines
- Feb. 15, 2020. Apply for funding by 5 p.m. MDT on Feb. 15, 2020. With the grant deadline falling on a holiday weekend, the Foundation will be accepting applications through 5:00 PM MST on Tuesday, Feb. 18.
- Oct. 15, 2020
- Feb. 15, 2021
- Oct. 15, 2021

Proposals must be submitted online and received in the offices by 5 p.m. MST on the deadline date.

The Foundation encourages all applicants to sign up in the grants portal to confirm registration is complete at least a week in advance of submitting a grant application.

Depending on the complexity of the request, the review process takes approximately four months.

Application Process:
https://www.coloradohealth.org/application-process

Vision and Mission:
http://coloradohealth.org/about-us/vision-mission

Before You Apply:
https://www.coloradohealth.org/funding/you-apply

FAQs:
https://www.coloradohealth.org/frequently-asked-questions

Informational Webinars:
https://coloradohealth.org/informational-webinars

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://coloradohealth.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new

Direct questions to:
Grantmaking Operations department
grants@coloradohealth.org
Funding@ColoradoHealth.org
303.953.3600

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