The Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program
Opens Jul 5 2023 08:00 AM (MDT)
Deadline Dec 31 2026 05:00 PM (MST)
Description

Colorado’s First Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program


*Para acceder a los materiales de solicitud de subvención en español haga clic aquí.

United Way of Larimer County is collaborating with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to select and administer the Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant in Larimer, Jackson, Boulder, Gilpin, and Broomfield Counties . 

The Nonprofit Infrastructure (NPI) Grant has been created for small nonprofits, with annual budgets between $150,000 and $2,000,000, that can show they have been impacted or disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. 

Applying organizations or groups must have a track record of providing effective, culturally appropriate, and relevant programs and services to their communities who have historically been underrepresented, underserved, or under-resourced in Colorado. 


Included Communities

  • LGBT 

  • BIPOC 

  • Women 

  • Gender non-conforming 

  • Disability/neurodiversity

  • Low-Income

  • Immigrant/Refugee

  • Rural

The governing bodies and staff of these organizations must consist of a majority of residents who live in the communities they serve, have a history of providing services in specific communities in the state, and have their main offices in one of the communities that they serve. 


Eligibility Requirements


The following organizations are eligible to apply for the NPI Grant:

Nonprofit Organization

A small community-based charitable or social welfare organization impacted or disproportionately by the Covid-19 public health emergency.


Fiscal Agent

A tax-exempt charitable organization or social welfare organization operating under a 501(c)(3) that has an arrangement with a small community-based nonprofit organization (NPO) that may or may not have its own tax-exempt status.


Fiscal Sponsor

A tax-exempt charitable or social welfare group operating under a 501(c)(3) that has an arrangement with small community-based groups (SCBG) that are not registered NPOs.


Not sure which to apply as? Follow this chart to find out if your organization is eligible.


Applying organizations must also demonstrate that their services meet community-identified needs, including:

  • Health Equity

  • Workforce Development

  • Community Economic Development

  • Early Childhood Care

  • Education Support

  • Housing

  • Food Justice

  • Other community identified need

Using Grant Funds

The NPI Grant Program will provide funding for infrastructure improvements that are intended to positively impact an organization’s operational structure. 


Grant funds may be used toward things like:

  • Strategic planning and organizational development

  • Professional development for staff and board

  • Data technology, data collection and/or technology infrastructure

  • Marketing and communications

  • Existing program expansion, development or evaluation


Grant funds cannot be used toward programming or capital improvements, including:

  • Real estate or land acquisition

  • Building construction, renovation or improvement

  • Payment of debt

  • Advocacy or lobbying

  • Organizing

  • Endowments or reserves

How to Apply 

The application timeline is July 5, 2023 through August 31, 2023. Interested nonprofit organizations will apply for the NPI Grant through United Way of Larimer County's Survey Monkey Apply Grant Platform. 

We are here to support you with technical assistance throughout the application process. Please review the FAQs to learn more; or contact United Way of Larimer County's NPI Grant Program Manager, Maria Byers-Alexander at mbyers-alexander@uwaylc.org or 970.407.7019. 

Sample Applications
These sample applications are for informational purposes only. They are not to be submitted.  

Scoring Rubrics 

Program Timeline

July 5, 2023-August 31, 2023 

  • Application open

November 1, 2023 

  • Final award recommendation completed by RAPs and ready for review

December 15, 2023 - January 15, 2024

  • Provide notice to award to NPO, Execute Contracts, Issue first payment

December 30, 2024

  • NPO Awards Deadline

December 30, 2026

  • All funds must be spent

Learn More About our Partnership With the Colorado Department of Local Affairs 

United Way of Larimer County is one of eight Regional Access Partners (RAPs) collaborating with DOLA to help select and administer grants within distinctive regions, emphasizing a hyper-local focus on teamwork, support, and equitable access to funding for community-led organizations.

For more information about this Program and to find a geographically-appointed RAP, please visit https://dlg.colorado.gov/nonprofit-infrastructure-grant-program

Apply

The Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program


Colorado’s First Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program


*Para acceder a los materiales de solicitud de subvención en español haga clic aquí.

United Way of Larimer County is collaborating with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to select and administer the Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant in Larimer, Jackson, Boulder, Gilpin, and Broomfield Counties . 

The Nonprofit Infrastructure (NPI) Grant has been created for small nonprofits, with annual budgets between $150,000 and $2,000,000, that can show they have been impacted or disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. 

Applying organizations or groups must have a track record of providing effective, culturally appropriate, and relevant programs and services to their communities who have historically been underrepresented, underserved, or under-resourced in Colorado. 


Included Communities

  • LGBT 

  • BIPOC 

  • Women 

  • Gender non-conforming 

  • Disability/neurodiversity

  • Low-Income

  • Immigrant/Refugee

  • Rural

The governing bodies and staff of these organizations must consist of a majority of residents who live in the communities they serve, have a history of providing services in specific communities in the state, and have their main offices in one of the communities that they serve. 


Eligibility Requirements


The following organizations are eligible to apply for the NPI Grant:

Nonprofit Organization

A small community-based charitable or social welfare organization impacted or disproportionately by the Covid-19 public health emergency.


Fiscal Agent

A tax-exempt charitable organization or social welfare organization operating under a 501(c)(3) that has an arrangement with a small community-based nonprofit organization (NPO) that may or may not have its own tax-exempt status.


Fiscal Sponsor

A tax-exempt charitable or social welfare group operating under a 501(c)(3) that has an arrangement with small community-based groups (SCBG) that are not registered NPOs.


Not sure which to apply as? Follow this chart to find out if your organization is eligible.


Applying organizations must also demonstrate that their services meet community-identified needs, including:

  • Health Equity

  • Workforce Development

  • Community Economic Development

  • Early Childhood Care

  • Education Support

  • Housing

  • Food Justice

  • Other community identified need

Using Grant Funds

The NPI Grant Program will provide funding for infrastructure improvements that are intended to positively impact an organization’s operational structure. 


Grant funds may be used toward things like:

  • Strategic planning and organizational development

  • Professional development for staff and board

  • Data technology, data collection and/or technology infrastructure

  • Marketing and communications

  • Existing program expansion, development or evaluation


Grant funds cannot be used toward programming or capital improvements, including:

  • Real estate or land acquisition

  • Building construction, renovation or improvement

  • Payment of debt

  • Advocacy or lobbying

  • Organizing

  • Endowments or reserves

How to Apply 

The application timeline is July 5, 2023 through August 31, 2023. Interested nonprofit organizations will apply for the NPI Grant through United Way of Larimer County's Survey Monkey Apply Grant Platform. 

We are here to support you with technical assistance throughout the application process. Please review the FAQs to learn more; or contact United Way of Larimer County's NPI Grant Program Manager, Maria Byers-Alexander at mbyers-alexander@uwaylc.org or 970.407.7019. 

Sample Applications
These sample applications are for informational purposes only. They are not to be submitted.  

Scoring Rubrics 

Program Timeline

July 5, 2023-August 31, 2023 

  • Application open

November 1, 2023 

  • Final award recommendation completed by RAPs and ready for review

December 15, 2023 - January 15, 2024

  • Provide notice to award to NPO, Execute Contracts, Issue first payment

December 30, 2024

  • NPO Awards Deadline

December 30, 2026

  • All funds must be spent

Learn More About our Partnership With the Colorado Department of Local Affairs 

United Way of Larimer County is one of eight Regional Access Partners (RAPs) collaborating with DOLA to help select and administer grants within distinctive regions, emphasizing a hyper-local focus on teamwork, support, and equitable access to funding for community-led organizations.

For more information about this Program and to find a geographically-appointed RAP, please visit https://dlg.colorado.gov/nonprofit-infrastructure-grant-program

Apply
Opens
Jul 5 2023 08:00 AM (MDT)
Deadline
Dec 31 2026 05:00 PM (MST)