Thursday, March 17, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Funding Opportunity for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children & Youth Program’s request for proposal (RFP) for the next 3-year grant cycle is now available. The intent of the grant program is to remove educational barriers facing children and youth experiencing homelessness, with emphasis on educational enrollment, attendance and success.

Approximately $500,000 is available for the 2016-2017 school year. Based on available funding, established need and quality of the proposal, three-year grants will be awarded, ranging up to $35,000 per year for LEAs and $40,000 per year for BOCES.

Two identical application training webinars will be held from 9-10 a.m. on March 22 and 4-5 p.m.on March 30.

Register for either of these opportunities at:
· Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 9am-10am
· Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 4pm-5pm

Letters of Intent Due: Friday, April 1, 2016
Proposals Due: Friday, May 13, 2016

For more information and to access the RFP, please visit the website below.
Click Here for Additional Information

Friday, March 11, 2016

Help kick-off a month of awareness events and prevention activities throughout Colorado!

Get involved with raising awareness around April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, by utilizing the Prevention Toolkit created for community partners that includes posters and flyers around a cohesive theme of, 'Colorado Children, Our Most Precious Resource.'

Also included in the toolkit you can find sample letter to the editors, sample press releases, sample event planning guidelines and more!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Denver Human Services is offering grant awards to community organizations supporting Child Abuse Prevention Month

Denver Human Services is excited to announce their 2nd annual mini-grant opportunity for Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Denver Human Services is offering grant awards of $1,500 and $750 to community organizations hosting activities in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month. New applicants will be considered for 10 $1,500 awards and previous recipients of Child Abuse Prevention Month grant funds can apply for 13 awards of $750. Denver Human Services will award funds through a competitive process based on applicants proposed use of the funds in the interest of children in the Mile High City and in the department’s efforts to promote Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Please help us spread the word and increase our community partnerships!

The application deadline is Friday, February 26th by 5 p.m.

If you have any questions about the application please contact me or (720) 944-6296.

Application Documents
2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month Mini Grant Application
2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month Mini Grant Announcement Letter

Monday, February 22, 2016

2nd Annual Improving Colorado’s Road Health Summit - SAVE THE DATE

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Improving Colorado’s Road Health Summit - “Moving Towards Zero Deaths”.

June 8-10, 2016 – Keystone, CO

This year the Summit theme will transition to “Moving Towards Zero Deaths” and will
reconvene the Emphasis Area Teams created through Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP).

The conference will be capped at 250 attendees. There is no registration fee and complimentary hotel will be provided for Wednesday and Thursday night.

Plenary and breakout session topics include:
  • Aging (Older) Road User
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety
  • Data
  • Impaired Driving
  • Motorcycle
  • Occupant Protection
  • Young Drivers
  • Distracted Driving 

Registration will open early March. More details coming soon!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

10th Annual Bridging the Divide: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Summit

SPCC is excited to announce that the 2016 Bridging the Divide (BtD) Suicide Awareness and Prevention Summit will be heldMay 4-6, 2016, at the Regis University Lowell Campus.  
This year's theme is, "Pathways to Resiliency, Strength and Recovery," and this state-wide conference, hosted by the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC) will examine promising evidence-based practices that decrease the likelihood that suicide will occur, assist those who struggle with suicidal thinking, and help survivors of suicide loss regain their equilibrium following a loved one's suicide attempt or death.

The BtD Planning Committee is seeking presentations to round out the educational offerings at the Summit.We are seeking presentations for three educational tracks:
  • Resiliency: This track will address the concept of resiliency and how it relates to suicide prevention, mental illness, and suicide loss survivors.
  • Recovery: This track addresses the ways in which people achieve, demonstrate, and maintain recovery from risks, trauma, loss, and suicidal thinking or acts.
  • Research: This track addresses promising research developments in the field of suicide prevention and mental wellness.

We are eager to showcase ways in which our colleagues are using research to inform the development of best practices, and working to promote resiliency and recovery for at-risk individuals. For more information and/or to submit a proposal, please click this link to download the Call for Presentations. Submissions are due by close of business on February 1, 2016. Speakers will be notified by February 16 if their presentation was accepted.