Friday, April 7, 2017

Colorado Teen Driving Alliance: Free Downtown Colorado Streets Workshops

Colorado Teen Driving Alliance: Free Downtown Colorado Streets Workshops:

Come to a free, half-day workshop this April to help communities learn how to strike a balance among the many demands facing their downtown streets. Workshop attendees will learn how to communicate and work with state and local agencies, identify problems, consider solutions, and get projects built to improve your downtown.

This workshop is designed for community residents, engineers, planners, advocates, and anyone else interested in making their downtowns better. Workshop attendance is limited so those that are interested are encouraged to sign up now. Workshop attendance is limited so sign up now! Registration deadline is April 14.

Workshop attendees will receive a free copy of Colorado Downtown Streets: A Tool for Communities, Planners, and Engineers.

CORTEZ: 
WHEN: Tuesday, April 18 / 9:15am-2:00pm
WHERE: Cortez City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Avenue, Cortez, CO
TO REGISTER: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jodszgwab&oeidk=a07edw5ks2sd82b82b5

For Additional Venue Information:
Philip Johnson • pjohnson@cityofcortez.com • (970) 565-7320

MEEKER:
WHEN: Wednesday, April 19 / 9:30am-2:00pm
WHERE: Mountain Valley Bank - Meeting Room, 400 Main Street, Meeker, CO
TO REGISTER: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jodszgwab&oeidk=a07edweb709b30fca75

For Additional Venue Information:
Stephanie Kobald • stephanie@meekerchamber.com • (970) 878-5510

Aetna's 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program


Image result for aetnaThe Aetna Foundation's 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program is now open. This will be the Foundation's only open RFP this year, and they expect to award up to $2 million in grants to organizations that increase opportunities for low-income, minority communities to make healthy choices in the places they live, work, learn, and play. Grant requests can range between $50,000 and $100,000 for projects that span 18 to 24 months. They seek partners whose work addresses pressing issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors.

This will be a highly competitive funding opportunity structured in two stages. Stage 1 involves a short application. All eligible organizations are invited to submit an online Stage 1 application by April 14, 2017 at 3PM ET. Upon reviewing all Stage 1 applications, they will invite a smaller group of applicants to submit a full application for Stage 2.

Please visit their website and read the RFP, which includes a detailed FAQ section, for more information and other materials to assist you in applying.

Health Equity Learning Series


Image result for the colorado trustThe Colorado Trust’s Health Equity Learning Series events are now available in two new formats - Apple or Android podcast or full video downloadable in English and Spanish. These new options are available on each of the individual event pages listed on the Health Equity Learning Series section of the Foundation's website.

WEBINAR: Intergenerational Effects of Caregiver Adversity: Colorado Data and Opportunities for Action

"Intergenerational Effects of Caregiver Adversity: Colorado Data and Opportunities for Action"

When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:40 AM MDT

The ability of children to thrive begins long before they are born and it starts with healthy relationships and caregivers. In recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, please join the Office of Early Childhood, in partnership with Early Childhood Colorado Partnership and Children’s Hospital Colorado as we delve into Colorado Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)  data connected to parent’s early adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the role that plays in outcomes for their children.

Dr. Sarah Watamura of the Stress Early Experience & Development (SEED) Center at University of Denver will present findings from her work with population health survey data related to ACEs.

Michele Lueck and Tamara Kenney of the Colorado Health Institute will share findings on the link between parent and child mental health in Colorado.

Together they will engage audience participation to discuss a clear call to action for how we can work together to build strong families and a prosperous future for Colorado.

For more information, contact earlychildhood@civiccanopy.org.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Building Better Babies Symposium, Wed May 31, 2017

Funding: Early Childhood Systems Alignment Capacity Building Grants

The Early Childhood Colorado Partnership supports partners to identify areas of alignment for Colorado early childhood systems efforts to support cross-sector collaboration and engage in shared learning at the agency, community, and statewide level, using the Early Childhood Colorado Framework as a guide.

The 2017 Capacity Building opportunity will award up to $7,500 to up to seven applicants whose work in Colorado aligns with the ECCP’s 2016-2017 priority areas:
Priority will be granted to applicants which:

  • Cover remote and underserved geographic areas and/or populations
  • Clearly demonstrate using and/or embedding ECCP resources or tools
  • Develop products, resources or approaches which hold potential to benefit a broad range of early childhood partners and/or children and families

Informational Webinar:

All partners considering application must send at least one team member connected to the application to attend an informational webinar on the work of the ECCP and background on the grant. This will also be a time for questions from applicants about the application process and the grant. The following options are available (register for one option via the link provided):



The deadline to apply is 5:00 pm MDT on Monday, April 17, 2017.