Mental Health & Human Services Grant Program

The City of Lafayette offers grants to nonprofit organizations serving Lafayette residents with mental health and human services, including:

  • Food assistance MHHS Advisory Board recruitment_NF (2)
  • Rent assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Childcare assistance 
  • Medical care 
  • Mental health care and resources
  • Support for victims of domestic violence

This program is made possible by a 0.1% sales and use tax Lafayette voters approved in 2021. 


Grants are for registered 501(c) nonprofit organizations that assist Lafayette residents with food, rent, utility, childcare, medical care, mental health care and resources, or domestic violence support. The nonprofit does not need to be physically located in Lafayette, but preference will be given to organizations that serve a large proportion of Lafayette residents as part of their service portfolio. 

 All agencies must be legally incorporated entities in good standing.


The application is open until Tuesday, September 12 at 4pm. In addition to providing agency and specific program details, all applicants will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • Projected 2024 Agency Budget
  • Most Recent Financial Audit
  • Nonprofit Determination Letter from the IRS
  • 2023 Yearend Financial Documents

This application is part of a larger collaborative with health and human services grant programs through Boulder County, the City of Boulder, and the City of Longmont. Organizations will only need to complete one application to apply to any of the applicable programs at each agency. 

Application Review

These are the criteria that staff and the Advisory Committee will use to score each application. 

*Optional Information Session

The collaborative held an optional information session on July 25 to provide program information and answer questions from potential applicants. The presentation and meeting recording are linked below. 

Apply Now 


1. Apply for a grant between July 19 and September 12 by 4pm.
       a. To begin an application, click on the Apply Now button above.
       b. Create an account with a new Foundant user or login using an existing Foundant account.
       c. Scroll down to "2024 Human Services Fund Regional Collaborative Fund" and click "Apply"

2. The Mental Health and Human Services Grant Program Advisory Committee will review applications and make funding recommendations to City Council in November. 

3. Staff will coordinate contracts following City Council's approval of funding. 

 Applicant Resources

Contact Us

Please reach out to Alexander Nelson by email at or by phone (720-764-5322) with any questions.