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The Colorado Access Community Innovation Pool

New funding opportunity

New Funding Opportunity!

The goal of this year’s awards will be to spur innovation that will help not only with the current COVID-19 pandemic, but also has the potential to have lasting benefits into the future.

Our two current focus areas are:

  1. Health Equity: To support innovative initiatives, programs and/or services that aim to address and lessen health inequities and health disparities which are being exacerbated by COVID-19.
  2. Telehealth: To support innovative member access to telehealth for their physical, social and emotional health and well-being. To expand provider capacity and capabilities to innovatively serve members through telehealth.
    Applicants can apply for funds based on three tiers of funding:
    • Tier 1: $101,000 – $250,000
    • Tier 2: $51,000 – $100,000
    • Tier 3: Up to $50,000

Target Population:  We are looking for innovative solutions that will positively impact Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) members in one or more of the following counties—Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Elbert.

How to Apply:

There are two parts that must be completed – the Application and the Budget Template. To be considered for funding, both must be submitted no later than 8:00 AM on Monday, June 22nd.

For detailed information about this opportunity (definitions, award amounts, allowable expenses, examples of proposal ideas, overall timeline, etc), please download the Program Description and Application:

For budget information with instructions, please download the Budget Template:

Click here to see a summary of the Scoring Rubric the CIP Steering Committee will be using to make award decisions.

Deadline to Apply – June 22nd at 8:00 AM

You will need to submit BOTH of these documents no later than 8:00 AM on Monday, June 22, 2020. Please submit your application to

If you have questions, please send them to