Healthy Food for Denver's Kids Grant

Agency: City of Denver
State: Colorado
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 722310 - Food Service Contractors
Posted Date: Nov 1, 2023
Due Date: Dec 22, 2023
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Healthy Food for Denver's Kids Grant

Closing date December 22, 2023, 11:59 PM

The Healthy Food for Denver’s Kids (HFDK) Commission, through Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment, is pleased to announce our fifth funding opportunity to increase access to healthy food and food-based education for youth and their families in Denver. The City and County of Denver is investing in programs, projects and activities for non-profits, agencies of local government and Denver schools to improve child nutrition security and wellness through healthy food access, food education, and federal nutrition assistance programs.

Read through the HFDK05 Request for Letter of Interest (LOI) materials to understand the program requirements, determine if your organization is eligible to apply, and learn more about the selection and application process.

After reviewing the LOI materials, fill out the Eligibility Form and submit your Letter of Interest (LOI) . Refer to the Request for LOI for all application instructions.

Completed application materials, including the Letter of Interest, must be submitted electronically through BidNet on or before the LOI due date: December 22, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. MT (we strongly suggest submitting your proposal before the deadline).

Note that applicants must submit the eligibility form and LOI in order to be invited to apply to the full RFP in February 2024.

We encourage you to sign up for HFDK email updates to stay informed about future funding opportunities, open positions on the HFDK Commission, and to learn more about HFDK's work.

If you have questions, please reach out to Jessica Murison (HFDK Fiscal and Contract Administrator) at Jessica.Murison@denvergov.org

Funding Timeline (subject to change at the City's discretion):
  • November 1 – HFDK05 funding opportunity (Request for Letter of Interest) will be posted
  • November 14 – LOI/Funding Info Session
  • December 4 - Written questions are due to HFDK staff by 11:59 pm MT
  • December 7 – City provides written responses to submitted questions
  • December 22 – HFDK05 eligibility form responses & Letter of Interest due by 11:59 pm MT
  • February 7, 2024 – LOI decision notifications sent out and full Request for Proposal (RFP) opens (by invitation only)
  • March 13, 2024 – full RFP/grant application due by 11:59 pm MT (invitation only)
  • April 2024 –Virtual interviews (by invitation only)
  • Early May 2024 (tentative)- recommended funding awards publicly announced and HFDK Commission votes to approve recommended
Additional Information

Note that this funding round is the fifth of a series of grants over the Healthy Food for Kids Initiative ten-year period (2019-2029). There will be future opportunities to apply for funds, and the focus of future grants may shift based on data gathered through evaluation, as well as Commission and community priorities. For reference, you may view previous Requests for Proposal (RFPs) that are now closed.

Contact details
Jessica Murison- HFDK Fiscal and Contract Administrator
720-865-5421
Want to learn more about the available funding and best practices for collaborative grants?

HFDK and the DDPHE Food Systems Team hosted an in-person workshop on Thursday January 19, 2023 from 3-5:30 pm in English and Spanish.

Review the materials from the workshop (recording, slide deck, collaboration resources, etc.) here.

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