Healthy Food for Denver's Kids 04

Closed February 06, 2023, 11:59 PM

Applications are closed.

The Healthy Food for Denver’s Kids (HFDK) Commission, through Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment, is pleased to announce our fourth funding opportunity to increase access to healthy food and food-based education for youth and their families in Denver. The City and County of Denver is investing in collaborative programs, projects and activities for non-profits, agencies of local government and Denver schools to improve child nutrition security and wellness through healthy food access, food education, and federal nutrition assistance programs. 


Read through the 2023 Request for Proposal materials to understand the program requirements, determine if your organization is eligible to apply, and learn more about the selection and application process. 

After reviewing the RFP materials, fill out the Eligibility Form and submit your Letter of Interest (LOI). Refer to the RFP for all application instructions.

Completed application materials, including the Letter of Interest, must be submitted electronically through BidNet on or before the LOI due date: February 6, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. MT (we strongly suggest submitting your proposal before the deadline). Note that applicants must submit the eligibility form and LOI in order to be invited to apply to the full RFP in March. We encourage you to sign up for HFDK email updates to stay informed about future funding opportunities, open positions on the HFDK Commission, and to learn more about HFDK's work.

If you have questions, please reach out to Jessica Murison (HFDK Fiscal and Contract Administrator) at



2023 Funding Timeline (subject to change at the City's discretion):
  • January 13 – HFDK04 funding opportunity will be posted
  • January 19 – Funding Info Session & Collaboration Workshop from 3-5:30 p
    • Review the materials from the workshop (recording, slide deck, collaboration resources, etc.) here.
  • January 24 - written questions are due to HFDK staff by 11:59 pm MT
  • January 26 – City provides written responses to submitted questions
    • Review the written Addendum 1 responses here. 
    • Review the written Addendum 2 responses here
  • February 6 – HFDK04 eligibility form responses & Letter of Interest due by 11:59 pm MT
  • March 6 – LOI decision notifications sent out and full Request for Proposal (RFP) opens (by invitation only)
  • April 3 – full RFP/grant application due by 11:59 pm MT
  • Early May – recommended funding awards publicly announced
  • May 12 – HFDK Commission votes to approve recommended funding

Additional Information

Note that this funding round is the fourth of a series of grants over the Healthy Food for Kids Initiative ten-year period (2019-2029). There will be future opportunities to apply for funds, and the focus of future grants may shift based on data gathered through evaluation, as well as Commission and community priorities. For reference, you may view previous Requests for Proposal (RFPs) that are now closed.