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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Partnership Monitoring 10 State Bills Aligned to 2022 Policy Priorities

The Colorado Legislative Session is in full swing. As of 1.24.22, over 230 pieces of legislation have been introduced. The Policy and Legislative Action Network confirmed during their meeting last Friday, January 21, that it will monitor the following 10 bills aligned to the network’s 2022 Policy Priorities: HB22-1002 Fifth Year High School Concurrent Enrollment […]

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2022 Session Preview: RMP Policy & Legislative Update

Happy New Year! Rocky Mountain Partnership’s Policy & Legislative Action Network has been working hard over the last few months in preparation for the upcoming legislative session, which kicks off on Wednesday, January 12. The Backbone Team will be keeping a close eye on news coming out of the statehouse and synthesizing the most important […]

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Share Opportunities You See for Increased Coordination Between Housing and Education Providers

Over the last few months, RMP has been working with Enterprise Community Partners to identify opportunities for improving how existing housing and education providers work together to meet the needs of community members.   This information will be used alongside data and information from past needs assessments to shape action that partners will take to improve educational […]

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