Colorado Essentials for Childhood is a partnership of stakeholders who are committed to a future where children and families thrive in the places where they live, learn, work and play. Our ultimate goal is to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect in our state.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Funding opportunity for LAUNCH Together Phase I Planning Grants

Applications are currently being accepted for LAUNCH Together Phase I Planning Grants. Inspired by the SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) initiative, the purpose of LAUNCH Together is to expand effective practices into Colorado communities to further support the wellness of children prenatal through age 8 (with an emphasis on prenatal through Kindergarten) by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects of their development. LAUNCH Together is  new opportunity to support Colorado communities in advancing children’s social and emotional health.

LAUNCH Together aims to 
  • Invest in communities to plan and implement effective community-based strategies and train professionals in a variety of settings; 
  • Bring together public and private partners to communicate what works, raise awareness and support policy changes to sustain effective community practices; 
  • Evaluate the project and provide technical assistance to grantees.
Grants awarded through this funding opportunity will support communities in conducting a comprehensive planning process, including an environmental scan of systems and programs in the grantee’s community as well as development of a strategic plan to guide the work.

Click here to see the RFA.

Due Date for Applications:
October 19, 2015, 5:00 p.m. MDT

Estimated Number of Awards:
Up to 7

Estimated Award Amount:
Up to $55,000 per award

Get more information about this funding opportunity by visiting, or by contacting project staff:

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