Director's Note

We are excited to enter the next stage of the Opioid Settlements as local governments begin to receive their initial funding distributions. This is a major milestone, and we are grateful for the dedication of our partners and stakeholders across Colorado.

The Colorado Opioid Abatement Council is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for $2.5 million of the 2022-23 Opioid Infrastructure Share funds. Applications will be open until January 13th, 2023.

Local governments that participated in the Colorado Opioid MOU and Colorado Opioid Regions are eligible to apply for Infrastructure Share funds to develop the infrastructure necessary to combat the opioid crisis in Colorado. You can learn more about the funding opportunity and how to apply below and at this link.

Questions about the Infrastructure Share Funding Opportunity will be accepted through November 21, 5pm via this online form

Heidi K. Williams
Director of Opioid Response
Colorado Department of Law
What is the Infrastructure Share?
The Infrastructure Share was established through the Colorado Opioid Settlement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that governs the distribution and oversight of opioid settlement funds received by Colorado.

As a reminder, 60% are allocated directly to the 19 Colorado Opioid Regions ("Regional Share"), 20% are allocated directly to participating local governments ("Local Government Share"), 10% to the state ("State Share"), and 10% for infrastructure ("Infrastructure Share").

The purpose of the Infrastructure Share is to promote capital improvements and provide operational assistance for developing or improving the infrastructure necessary to abate the opioid crisis within the state of Colorado.

The Infrastructure Share is intended to supplement Opioid Settlement Funds requested by any party or Region. In addition, these funds are intended to encourage cross-regional collaboration between the 19 Regional Opioid Abatement Councils.

The Colorado Opioid Abatement Council is responsible for developing processes and procedures for the distribution and oversight of Opioid Funds from the Infrastructure Share.

To learn more about the available funding and how to apply, please read the funding opportunity linked below.
You can also find the funding opportunity and other resources on the Colorado Opioid Abatement Council website at

Please check back to this website for the most current application and materials. 
Infrastructure Share Funding Opportunity:
 Application Requirements
Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. MT, Jan. 13, 2023. Applications must be submitted via email to

All applicants must be either Colorado participating local governments or Colorado Regional Opioid Abatement Councils. Other entities may be part of joint applications, but the fiscal agent and primary applicant must be a Colorado governmental entity.

All applications must include the following:
  1. 3-Page Application
  2. 1-Page Executive Summary (Instructions in the application form)
  3. Narrative (Instructions in the application form)
  4. Work Plan and Budget (See Budget and Work Plan Template)
  5. Organization List of Names and Qualifications of Each Staff

You can find the links to both the application form which includes instructions for the Executive Summary and Narrative, as well as the Work Plan and Budget template linked below.

You can also submit questions about the Infrastructure Share funding opportunity with the green button on the right. Please review the funding opportunity and application prior to submitting questions.
Opioid Settlement Framework Dashboard
To learn more about the Opioid Settlement Funds and how they are being distributed, you can check out the new Opioid Settlement Framework Dashboard.
Use the button below, or use this link
Thank you for your partnership!
This email and the documents provided were developed by the Opioid Response Unit on behalf of the Colorado Opioid Abatement Council as the designated administrative support.

Please email if you have any questions not related to the funding opportunity. For questions related to the Infrastructure Share funding opportunity, please submit your questions through this link.