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Larimer County Behavioral Health Services [BHS]  is opening the application period for the 2024 Impact Fund Grant Program, aimed at addressing the pressing behavioral health needs of the community.

With $2.8 million designated for grant awards, this initiative marks a significant step in the ongoing commitment to enhancing access to mental health resources in Larimer County.

"As we launch the sixth year of our Impact Fund Grant Program, we are proud to continue our commitment to fostering a healthier, more resilient community through a unique funding pathway established specifically for behavioral health programs that serve the needs of Larimer County,” said Human and Economic Health Director Laura Walker.

The funding distributed through the grant awards is generated by a percentage of the annual sales-and-use tax as defined by the 2018 ballot initiative designating money for behavioral health purposes. This funding allows Larimer County to invest in serving the diverse needs of our community.

BHS will allocate grants through two distinct categories: Targeted and Responsive.

Targeted Grants are defined by the input of our department's three advisory bodies – the Behavioral Health Policy Council, Technical Advisory Committee, and Consumer Advisory Committee – all sanctioned by the Board of Larimer County Commissioners. These grants will focus on key areas such as:

  • Care Coordination & Systems Integration
  • Workforce Expansion & Support
  • Alternatives & Interventions in Criminal Justice
  • Services in Diverse Settings
  • Expansion of Child & Youth Services

The Gary A. Darling Grant Award is intended to be awarded to one stand-out program applying for funding under the Alternatives & Interventions in Criminal Justice Targeted Grant.

Responsive Grants are also available to organizations proposing innovative behavioral health programs that address community needs outside the defined Targeted Grant areas.

The deadline for submitting applications to the Impact Fund Grant Program is 5 p.m. MT on June 30. For more information and to apply please visit the 2024 Impact Fund Grant Program webpage.

Published on: 
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 11:42am
Contact Details:

Jessica Plummer, Program Manager, 970-498-7124, plummejd@larimer.org

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