Grant Program

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We provide grants for eligible organizations that will address priorities of the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deafblind communities.


The Grant Program was created by the Colorado General Assembly.  It provides funding to organizations, as recommended by the Grant Program Committee, to address priorities of the deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind communities:

  • Access to communication or environmental information where auxiliary services and aids are made available (an exceptional reason is required as this is not to supplant the ADA);
  • community planning to improve coordination and access to services (e.g., involvement of exceptional community stakeholders in conducting an environmental scan, gap analysis, priority setting and strategic planning of any program);
  • start-up programs that the state lacks;
  • support for existing services and programs;
  • other projects that meet the overall purpose of the grant program as determined by the subcommittee.




Eligibility and Timeline


Organizations eligible to apply for funding are identified in statute (C.R.S. 26-21-107.7) and are strictly limited to:

  • private nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations;
  • local governments (municipal, county, etc.);
  • state agencies; and/or
  • state-operated programs.
Event Deadline
Distribution of grant applications May 1, 2023
Application deadline June 30, 2023
Review / recommend applications to the Commission July 31, 2023
Award announcements September 1, 2023




Application Packet

Please read the Request for Applications (RFA) Guidelines and Instructions carefully before you complete your application packet.

Grant application Form A and Form B, along with a budget template, must be complete for your application to be considered.



Submit your application packet to grants.ccdhhdb@state.co.us


Or you can mail hard copies

Please mail or deliver one (1) original and four (4) copies of the entire grant application packet (5 total) to

                 Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind

                 1575 Sherman St., Garden Level

                 Denver, CO  80203

Grant Recipient Report


We are excited to hear how well your project went with the grant funds you were rewarded for fiscal year 2022-23 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023) from the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind (CCDHHDB).

This grant process is quite competitive, and it is imperative that you complete your responsibilities by providing a detailed report of how this money was well spent on your winning project. Please provide as much detail as possible that will give the committee a clear understanding what the grant money did for your organization and participants. Details could include timelines, participant stories or feedback, detailed summations, charts, etc.

In order to help you create this report, we have provided several questions that will possibly guide you for each required section. Please submit any additional information pertinent to your specific project that will give us a stronger understanding how important this grant was. Reading through all the sections expectations will better help you plan this report so you do not find yourself repeated the same information.

Grant Recipient Reports are due by close of business on Friday, July 14, 2023

I. Progress on the Project itself:

What were your project’s goals; how did your organization go about preparing for the actual event; and what details can you provide about the event itself?

II. Activities:

Tell about the activities that were planned to complete this project. How did each activity enhance your project? How did the participants react to the activities? Which ones were the best received? Do you have any stories or specific happenings that stand out in your mind that would help describe the event’s activities?

III. Participants:

What was the targeted audience? How did you identify the appropriate people for this event? Participant feedback? How many people (participants, staff, volunteers, vendors?) were involved in all aspects of this event?

IV. Justification of how this project addressed the needs of the targeted community:

For each goal please explain how each part of this project met the needs of your targeted community. Why was it a necessary service and how effective was it toward the participants?

V. Description of measurable outcomes:

Describe in detail how each measurable outcome was met?

VI. Detailed budget report:

Provide a completed budget detailing the proposed project’s expenses and the actual expenses for all aspects of this event.

Please send your report to CCDHHDB at 1575 Sherman St., Garden Level, Denver, CO  80203 or office.ccdhhdb@state.co.us by Friday, July 14, 2023.

Program Contact

Grant Program



Cliff Moers, Manager