El Paso County Public Health Partner Engagement Grant 2023

The application period is now closed for the El Paso County Public Health Partner Engagement Grant 2023.

El Paso County Public Health received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems. The funding strengthens the capacity and systems related to the workforce and public health foundational capabilities in El Paso County communities. The request for community partner grant applications focuses on strengthening community partnership development and engagement.


Each organization may submit one grant application requesting up to $36,000 (funding requests can be less than $36,000). Funding must be expended by Nov. 30, 2023. EPCPH will award $324,000 in total. Funding will be focused on addressing critical areas of need in communities that are economically and socially marginalized.

Grant recipients must have a focus in at least one of the following areas:

  1. Improve collaborative processes with behavioral health partners or provide behavioral health services.
  2. Connect communities to services that support the whole person by providing robust linkages and navigation for community resources.

Potential funded projects could include:

  • Access to Care
  • Food Insecurity
  • Substance Use
  • Mental Health
  • Behavioral Health
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Employment Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Resource Navigation
  • Community Education
  • Organization Staffing / Personnel

Ineligible uses of funding include the purchase equipment over $5,000, clinical care, food, alcohol, entertainment, fundraising, marketing costs, reimbursement of pre-award costs, lobbying or propaganda.

Grant Review Process:

  • Application opens: Monday, March 6, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.
  • Application closed: Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Grant awards announced: Begins the last two weeks of March 2023

Grant Eligibility:

  • Entity must hold a nonprofit status 501 (c)(3)
  • Entity must be able to document how the proposed program / service will address a health inequity within the El Paso County community
  • Organization must be located in El Paso County

Award Requirements:

  • Organization must commit to expending the grant dollars by Nov. 30, 2023 (approximately 9 months after the award notification)
  • If awarded, organizations must have a representative attend an orientation session, mid-point session, and a project conclusion session with El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH)
  • If awarded, organizations must submit grant reports as defined by EPCPH
  • If awarded, organizations must engage with the Healthy Community Collaborative (HCC)

Federally funded subrecipients agree to:

  • Maintain a drug-free workplace
  • Participate in a basic financial audit or complete a questionnaire detailing their financial processes
  • Obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) through SAM.gov

Grant Application Period now Closed

The grant application period closed Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 11:59 PM

Grant Application Recipients

El Paso County Public Health Partner Engagement Grant Recipients list

This Community Grant opportunity is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is part of a financial assistance award totaling $324,000 and is 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents of this information sheet do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.