Seed Grants

Applications are now closed for 2023 – 2024 applications will open in January and be DUE MAY 31, 2024

For detailed narrative and financial instructions, please click here.

CRHC appropriates a portion of its discretionary revenues for the Colorado Rural Health Seed Grant program. Seed grant money is available for rural projects whose intent matches the mission of CRHC. Rural organizational members can apply for these grants in amounts up to $1,000.


• Supports the mission of CRHC through enhancing healthcare services in Colorado by providing information, education, linkages, tools and energy toward addressing rural healthcare issues.
• Supports CRHC as a current organizational member in order to receive one award per calendar year
• The applicant must be located in a rural area
• The applicant organization can be a public or private entity


• Seed Grants are intended as “seed” money and should be only a portion of a new program or service
• Applicant must “match” the amount requested
• The grantee must provide the total estimated cost of the project so that the Internal Grants Committee can consider the portion of the costs that they are being asked to provide
• The awardee must submit a final report explaining how the grant was used and the realized benefits. Other documentation is also welcomed. (i.e. photographs, publicity and media coverage or social media)
• Awardee must be willing to share information with other rural healthcare providers through e-mail, phone calls, and presentations


• Pays for a portion of start-up cost for a new service or program
• Funds the start up costs for a wellness program
• Purchases a single piece of equipment for a new clinic or ambulance

Application Process

• Applications are due May 31 each year

Apply through the online application portal below
Applications will be reviewed by the CRHC Internal Grants Committee within 45 days of the deadline. Notification of decisions will occur within 60 days of the deadline.

SEED Application

Complete and Submit your Seed Application here

    You MUST be a member to be eligible to receive funding. To see a list of current members, see the following address:
  • Which county are you located in?
  • Alternate Contact Info

  • Project Details

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  • Attachment Uploads

  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Please attach your application narrative here (3-5 pages). For narrative instructions, please reference the SEED Grant homepage.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Please upload your project's financial info. For detailed instructions, see the SEED Grant homepage.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, png, xls, xlsx, Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Please upload your organization's financial info. For detailed instructions, see the SEED Grant homepage.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Signature

  • By signing this document, you understand funds will NOT be released until evidence of matching funds and a Letter of Acceptance is received by CRHC. A Digital Signature is not required; entering your name will suffice and serve as your digital signature.
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Participant Expense

Member: Free

Nonmember: Ineligible

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