Larimer County announced $1 million in inaugural funding which was distributed in October 2019 for the expansion & enrichment of local behavioral health services across the County. Funding from the voter approved tax initiative to community providers will increase to $2.5 million in 2020.  By 2023, Larimer County Behavioral Health Services will distribute nearly $12M back into the community.

2019 Grants Awarded

In July, 2019, the Behavioral Health Policy Council unanimously voted to fund several community partners with the inaugural revenue to enhance community reach in behavioral health. The initial recommendations are as follows:

Organization Amount Purpose
Poudre School District $100,000 Mental Health Education and Connection
Thompson School District $100,000 The Universal Social Emotional Learning Project
Estes Park School District $100,000 Social Emotional Learning Program
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery $250,000 Mental Health: Mind Matters Traveling Exhibit
Alliance for Suicide Prevention $100,000 Expansion of four program areas
Sunrise Community Health Clinic/Northern Colorado Health Alliance (CO-SLAW) $55,000 Increasing access to Behavioral Health Services in Southern Larimer County
Salud Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers $60,000 Training for Trauma Informed Care in Fort Collins and Estes Park
ECCLC/LEAP Coalition $25,000 Increase early childhood providers with IMH Endorsement
Healing Warriors Program $25,000 Trauma recovery support programming
Harvest Farms $25,000 Peer leadership program
Grand Family Coalition $5,000 Organizational capacity building
TOTAL $845,000  


In September, 2019, the Behavioral Health Policy Council unanimously voted to fund 18 additional community partners with the inaugural revenue to enhance community reach in behavioral health.  29 agencies from around Larimer County will receive funding from Behavioral Health Services which total $1 million returned to the taxpayers of Larimer County this year alone.  The 18 additional recommendations are as follows:

Organization Amount Purpose
Alliance for Suicide Prevention $7,000 Teen Self-Care Fair
Boys and Girls Club $10,000 County-wide suicide prevention initiative
The Center for Family Outreach $10,000 Increase capacity for 57 additional students in need of juvenile justice system diversion behavioral health programming
Child Safe $10.000 Offset costs of individual, group and family therapy sessions
Crossroads Safehouse $10,000 Expand care coordination and therapy for those experiencing trauma from abuse
Elderhaus $10,000 Enhance social worker roles and expand caregiver support groups
Estes Park High School Coffee Cart Program  $3,300 Pilot 2 fully equipped and staffed coffee carts to promote inclusion, storytelling and reduce teenage suicide for 350 high school students
Estes Valley Fire Protection District $10,000 Initiate a Peer Support Team for emergency responders and their families
Every Child Pediatrics $10,000 Provide Tier 1 & 2 direct care behavioral health services to at least 100 students
Family Medicine Center $10,000 Develop patient education on behavioral health strategies and drug screening programs for their chronic pain clinic
La Cocina $10,000 Provide culturally relevant behavioral health therapy groups
La Familia $10,000 Hire a part-time bilingual behavioral health clinician to increase access to treatment and services
Matthews House $10,000 Implement a Positive Futures Pathway program designed to help youth navigate from crisis to stability to thriving
Mental Health Substance Use Alliance $10,000 Implement a system mapping of countywide behavioral health services, flow and gaps
NAMI $3,000 Expand services to Loveland, Estes Park and Berthoud
Northern Colorado Health Network $1,700 Expand access to MAT
Rural Estes Alliance for Community Health $10,000 Increase community-wide behavioral health initiatives, pathways, education and screening
SAVA $10,000 Expand services and advocacy to Loveland
TOTAL $155,000