2023 Impact Fund Grant Program Now Open and Accepting Applications

Jun 9, 2023 | Member News

In 2018, voters approved a 20-year ballot initiative to commit funding for behavioral health purposes in Larimer County. For every $100 spent in the county, 25 cents goes toward increasing access to affordable behavioral health care through three funding pathways: a behavioral health facility, the Impact Fund Grant Program, and the Bridge Fund (future initiative).

The Impact Fund Grant Program was created to invest funds each year to enrich community-based behavioral health services. Over the course of the 20-year sales tax initiative, the Impact Fund will have invested millions of dollars into local behavioral health community programming with a commitment to the following funding priorities:

  • Access & Affordability
  • Care Coordination & System Integration
  • Early Identification & Intervention
  • Stigma Reduction & Public Awareness
  • Quality Care
  • Prevention

Types of Grant Funding: Impact Fund grants are restricted to funding programs/projects that address the behavioral health needs of Larimer County community members. BHS currently funds organizations through two types of grants: Targeted Grants and Responsive Grants.

Timeline: The application window is from June 1 through 5:00 pm on Friday, June 30. The review and evaluation process occurs in July/August. Final grant awards are approved by the Board of County Commissioners and officially announced in September.

Award Amounts: Program/Project support grants generally range from $10,000 to $150,000.  Requests up to the maximum of $250,000 are considered.

Period of Performance: 12 months

Now Open! 2023 Impact Fund Grant Program

BHS is accepting applications for the 2023 grant cycle through 5 PM MT on Friday, June 30. Funding is available for behavioral health programs serving the Larimer County community. To apply, visit our Grant Portal.