New Funding Opportunity

Cross System, Actionable Social or Health Policy Research

The mission of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (Colorado Lab) is to improve the lives of Colorado residents by partnering with state and local governments to strengthen coordinated and efficient person-centered services.

The Colorado Lab plans to award up to $1 million in funding for actionable research conducted in 2019. The Colorado Lab is excited to offer two ways to propose cross system social or health policy research.

(1) Call for Ideas is a way for state agency staff members to share their great ideas for cross system actionable social or health policy research. The Colorado Lab will serve as a thought partner to design research and as a connector to researchers who will conduct studies. The Call for Ideas is linked here. Submissions are due October 29th, 2018.

(2) Request for Research Proposals is how researchers and government agencies can submit a proposal in partnership. If a research team is already identified, this is the route to propose a project. Proposals that benefit multiple systems are highly encouraged, as opposed to only using data from multiple systems. The Request for Proposals is linked here. Letters of Interest are due October 29th,, 2018.

Key information:

  • Award range: $10,000 to $200,000.
  • Project Dates: March 1st, 2019 to no later than December 31st, 2020.
  • Eligibility:
    • Call for Ideas: Colorado state agency staff members
    • Request for Proposals: Organizations that have the ability to conduct actionable research and engage in mutualistic partnerships with government agencies. One or more state agencies must be a partner on all projects. Priority will be given to proposals that include representatives from one or more Colorado Institutes of Higher Education in the research team.
  • Informational webinar:
    • You can view the recording of the webinar here or download the presentation here.
    • Thursday, August 30th from 12:30 – 1:30pm
    • Register here for the webinar.

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Past Requests for Proposals:

Quick-Turnaround RFP

The mission of the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (Colorado Lab) is to improve services to Colorado residents, by working with government and community partners to conduct research and translate it into action.

We know researchers and universities across the state share in this commitment. We are excited to launch an RFP for Quick Turn Around, Actionable Research to Improve the Lives of Coloradans that is tailored to the following Governor’s priority areas:

  • Recidivism Reduction
  • Affordable Housing
  • Prevention and Early Intervention for System Involved Youth
  • Good Government and Efficiency Projects
  • Marijuana-Funded Programs

The full RFP is here. Key information and dates are below:

  • Award range is $10,000 to $75,000 for projects completed by June 30, 2019
  • Only Colorado Institutes of Higher Education are eligible to apply
  • A webinar was held on Thursday, June 7th to answer questions. View a recording of the webinar here.
  • Letters of Interest (required) are due June 22nd at noon

Questions about the RFP can be directed to Dr. Elysia Clemens, elysia.clemens@du.edu

Call for Consultants: Multisystem High Utilizers

The Colorado Lab is soliciting applications from researchers who are committed to government partnerships and are experienced in working with administrative data from state or local government agencies to create practice and research-informed metrics of high system utilization. The term high utilizers refers to individuals who use public systems repeatedly, including but not limited to the following domains:

  • Public Assistance Programs
  • Healthcare Utilization
  • Employment Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Child Welfare/Youth Corrections
  • Early Childhood Services

The full call for consultants is here. Key information and dates are below:

  • Initial retainer of $6000 for defining and initiating the scope of work within a domain.
  • Opportunity to submit a proposal for additional funding mid-project.
  • Priority given to researchers based in Colorado.
  • Apply online here by June 29 for best consideration.
  • Notification by July 9, 2018 as to whether or not selected for next step, a virtual meeting to discuss the project.

Questions about the Call for Consultants can be directed to Dr. Whitney LeBoeuf, whitney.leboeuf@du.edu.