Government & Politics  September 28, 2020

State awards substance-abuse-prevention grants

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Human Services’ Office of Behavioral Health has awarded almost $4.3 million in annual grants to fund 26 substance-abuse-prevention programs around the state.

The five-year awards range from $100,000 to $200,000 per year and support programs in three categories: priority population (one or more historically marginalized groups); evidenced-based programs; and under-resourced high-needs programs. Recipients include 14 county agencies and 12 organizations across the state. 

Organizations in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado that will receive grants include:

  • Teens Inc., Nederland, $158,648 per year for five years for social emotional learning.
  • Larimer County Partners, Fort Collins, $121,046 per year for five years to implement mentoring services and Botvin Lifeskills programming.
  • Health Promotions at the University of Colorado Boulder, $139,145 per year for five years to implement brief alcohol screenings and interventions for college students.
  • Boulder County Public Health, $200,000 per year for five years to work toward limiting the density of alcohol retailers in Boulder County and implement active-parenting and nurturing parenting programming.
  • I Have a Dream Foundation, Boulder, $150,000 per year for five years to implement life-skills and active-parenting programming.


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