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, September 3, 2015

Kaiser Permanente Notice of Request for Proposals on Food Insecurity

Kaiser Permanente is excited to announce the release of a request for proposals (RFP) to decrease food insecurity. Kaiser Permanente is investing up to $1,000,000 over two (2) years with awards up to $100,000 per organization. Food insecurity refers to the degree to which food intake is reduced or normal eating patterns disrupted because of lack of money and other resources.  

The outcomes of this funding opportunity are:

•        Increase enrollment in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
•        Increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program

Organizations may submit proposals that focus on one or both of these outcomes by implementing best practices.

Eligible organizations must be a 501c(3) with an annual operating budget of $1.5 million or less or a Colorado health care Safety Net organization with an operating budget of any size. To be considered for funding, organizations must also meet specific eligibility criteria outlined in the RFP.

Organizations interested in applying for funding should review our frequently asked questions and read the RFP in its entirety. The funding opportunity is currently released on the open funding opportunities page of our website ( We will be conducting two webinars that organizations can register for to learn more about the RFP and ask questions. If there are questions after the webinar, please direct them

Applications are due October 30, 2015 and the grant period will be March 1, 2016-March 1, 2018

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