RMP Supporting Bill Focused on Behavioral Health

RMP has voted to support HB22-1281 Behavioral Health-care Continuum Gap Grant Program. This bill establishes a new grant program under the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) that would provide community investment grants to community-based organizations, local government, and non-profit organizations to support expanding youth-oriented and family-oriented behavioral health-care services. It would also support the development of […]

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Heather Geyer Confirmed as RMP Co-Chair Representing Local Government

Current RMP Co-Chairs have appointed Heather Geyer, City Manager for the City of Northglenn, and current Economics and Workforce Development Co-Champion for the network, as RMP Co-Chair, representing local government. We are ecstatic to have Heather’s leadership and expertise in this role. She will join current Co-Chairs: Dr. Chris Fiedler, Superintendent of 27J Schools Jennifer […]

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RMP working with Enterprise Community Partners

As part of the Partnership’s collective effort to help address housing-related barriers impacting youth and families along their educational journeys (H.O.M.E.), RMP worked with Enterprise Community Partners to conduct a readiness assessment to identify an initial set of concrete recommendations for action. The four key recommendations included: Create a coordinated housing – education policy platform […]

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Partnership Monitoring Additional Bill Focused on Reducing Juvenile Justice Involvement

Since their last meeting in January, the Policy and Legislative Action Network has added HB22-1131: Reduce Justice-involvement for Young Children to the list of bills that it is monitoring. HB22-1131 raises the minimum age for juveniles who can be prosecuted in the juvenile court, county courts, and municipal courts from 10 to 13. The bill also makes changes […]

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Partnership Developing Plan to Engage Community Members in Policy and Advocacy Work

The Policy and Legislative Action Network is working to develop clear action steps for engaging community members in the network’s policy and advocacy work. This includes co-developing annual policy priorities, and providing testimony for policy and legislation endorsed by the network. As part of this, PLAN members are working with the Backbone Team to develop a […]

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Share How Your Organization is Leveraging American Rescue Plan Dollars

ARPA Overview As you know, the 117th Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March of 2021. This legislation delivers $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 emergency and bring back jobs. Allowable uses include: Support public health expenditures Address negative economic impacts caused by the […]

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December 7th is Colorado Gives Day

 Tuesday, December 7th is Colorado Gives Day, which connects Colorado community members to support organizations that make the community a better place. Over the past several months, Steering Committee members have been strategizing around how best to sustain the infrastructure that supports the collective work. Colorado Gives Day has been identified as one opportunity to […]

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Take the Equitable Hiring and Retention Pledge

The Rocky Mountain Partnership is calling for network partners to take the pledge to implement and improve their internal hiring and retention practices, going above and beyond what is mandated by the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. By taking this pledge and committing to this effort, organizations will:   Gain access to a toolkit […]

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