Denver Opioid Abatement Settlement Funds

Closed June 05, 2023, 11:59 PM

Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), through the Community and Behavioral Health Division, is seeking proposals to address and abate the impacts of opioid use in Denver including prevention, treatment, and harm reduction, among other areas.

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How much funding is available?

$4.5 million dollars has been allotted for immediate use to support work beginning in 2023. 


Tentative Schedule (all dates are subject to change):

  • RFP Release Date: Monday, April 3, 2023
  • Virtual Information Session: Monday, April 10, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Questions Due in Writing or to BidNet: Monday, April 17, 2023 by 5 p.m.
  • Q & A Posted Online: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Proposals Due: Monday, June 5, 2023 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Award Notification: Anticipated the week of June 26, 2023 

Additional Information

Learn more about eligibility below.

Applicant Eligibility

The Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), through the Community and Behavioral Health Division and on behalf of DOAC, is seeking proposals to provide opportunities for funding focused on addressing opioid use in the City and County of Denver. Funding aims to increase and improve prevention, treatment options and outcomes, harm reduction, and supported activities or proposals that have the potential to mitigate the harmful effects of opioids within the community. This funding is open to all eligible entities with interest in partnering with the city to combat the current opioid crisis.

The following eligibility requirements should be met by proposing vendors:

  1. Funded entities must provide services or engage in activities that encompass work dedicated to substance misuse and behavioral health support.
  2. Funded entities must primarily serve Denver residents with awarded funds.
  3. Funded entities must be able to participate in the evaluation of their proposal:
    1. Entities that are presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction by any federal department or entity are not eligible.
    2. Response reviews and awards are contingent upon respondents being current with the City on any loan, contractual, or tax obligation as due, and in compliance with rules, regulations, and provisions of existing or past city contracts.