Dear partners and community stakeholders,

The Colorado Department of Law's Opioid Response Unit is ramping up as we head into a busy summer season.

As previously announced, the Department of Law's Opioid Abatement Innovation Challenge and the Colorado Opioid Abatement Council's Infrastructure Share Funding Opportunity are both open for applications.

We encourage potential applicants to attend one of our upcoming webinars or office hours to learn more about these unique funding opportunities. Keep reading for more information about these opportunities.

Click on the buttons below to learn more about each funding opportunity. Responses to questions from potential applicants have been posted and are available on each funding opportunity's webpage linked below.
The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is also spearheading various projects around teen mental health. One of their projects seeks to better understand how Colorado youth use social media and how it impacts their lives.

As part of this work, they have developed a survey to collect feedback from young adults, parents, and professionals working with youth. You can take the 5-minute survey here. You can also learn more about their work on the new youth mental health page here.

Finally, please make sure to register for this year's Colorado Opioid Abatement Conference, August 16-18th in Montrose!

Keep reading for more information about the conference or click on the button below.
Infrastructure Share and Innovation Challenge Pre-Application Webinars and Office Hours

Infrastructure Funding Opportunity Webinar and Office Hours

The Colorado Opioid Abatement Council's Infrastructure Share Funding Opportunity will support capital improvements and provide operations assistance for developing or improving the infrastructure necessary to abate the opioid crisis within the State of Colorado. Applications will be open until June 2oth, 2023.

Pre-Application Webinar - June 1st, 2-3pm - Click Here to Register
Online Office Hours Option 1 - June 6th, 3:30-4:30pm - Click Here to Register
Online Office Hours Option 2 - June 14th, 2-3pm - Click Here to Register

Innovation Challenge Webinar and Office Hours

The DOL Opioid Abatement Innovation Challenge grant will support emerging and innovative approaches to combat Colorado’s opioid crisis. Applications will be open until June 30th, 2023.

Pre-Application Webinar - June 6th, 10-11am - Click Here to Register
Online Office Hours Option 1 - June 14th, 9-10am - Click Here to Register
Online Office Hours Option 2 - June 23rd, 9-10am - Click Here to Register
The Colorado Opioid Abatement Council is excited to invite leaders and stakeholders from across the state to the 2nd Opioid Abatement Conference in Montrose, Colorado from August 16th-18th.

This interactive 3-day conference will include collaborative break-out rooms and networking sessions, presentations on best practices for addressing the opioid crisis, the nuts and bolts of opioid settlement funds, and how to leverage state and national resources. We have added more networking time and engaging local tours!

The conference is for all members of the Regional Opioid Abatement Councils, providers, subject matter experts, and community stakeholders engaged in opioid abatement in Colorado, and there is no cost to attend.

Please click on the button below to register.
Conference Hotel Rooms Information
The Department of Law has secured room blocks at three hotels in Montrose; the Holiday Inn, the Hampton Inn, and the Quality Inn.

All 3 hotels are within 5-10 minutes of the Montrose Pavillion, where the conference will be held.

Holiday Inn - 1391 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose

Hampton Inn - 1980 N Townsend Avenue, Montrose
  • Reservation Phone Number: 1-970-252-3300

Quality Inn and Suites - 2751 Commercial Way, Montrose
  • Reservation Phone Number: 1-888-223-7571
Opioid Settlement Funds Dashboard & Resources
To learn more about the Opioid Settlement Funds and how they are being distributed, you can check out the Opioid Settlement Framework Dashboard.

The Opioid Response Unit also recently updated their resources page for both members of the community and for regions and local governments. You can find both linked below.
Or you can copy the links below:
Thank you for your partnership!