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Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Grant Program

General Information

The Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Grant Program was created by Colorado Senate Bill 21-255, “Free Menstrual Hygiene Products to Students” that was signed into law on July 6, 2021. The program aims to provide free menstrual hygiene products and product disposal to all students regardless of their gender identity.  Education providers may use program funding to purchase menstrual hygiene products, including sanitary napkins, tampons, and pantiliners, and to purchase and install menstrual hygiene product dispensers, disposal receptacles, and disposal receptacle liners. In the 2021 – 2022 schoolyear, approximately $100,000 in funding was awarded to 39 Colorado districts and schools, and the program is expected to continue each schoolyear.  A new funding announcement will be posted here each fall when the current Request for Applications becomes available.

 

Program Objectives

  • Increase the number of gender-neutral spaces where students can access free menstrual hygiene products
  • Increase the number of gender-neutral spaces where students can dispose of menstrual hygiene products
  • Reduce the amount of missed class time due to lack of access to menstrual hygiene products
  • Improve academic performance through the reduction of missed class time due to lack of access to menstrual hygiene products

 


Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Grant Program Recipients 2022 - 2023

  • Adams-Arapahoe 28J (APS) - Lotus School of Excellence
  • Adams-Arapahoe School District 28J (APS)
  • Alamosa School District RE-11J
  • Burlington School District RE-J6
  • Centennial School District R-1
  • Colorado Springs 11 - Eastlake High School
  • Colorado Springs School District 11
  • Cotopaxi School District RE-3
  • CSI - Crown Pointe Academy
  • CSI - New America School
  • Denver - Colorado High School Charter (GES)
  • Denver - Colorado High School Charter (Osage)
  • Denver - Girls Athletic Leadership Schools
  • Douglas County RE-1 - HOPE Online
  • East Otero School District R-1
  • Englewood School District 1

  • Garfield County School District 16
  • Greeley-Evans 6 - Salida del Sol Academy
  • Huerfano School District RE-1
  • Lamar School District RE-2
  • Las Animas School District RE-1
  • Manzanola School District 3J
  • Moffat Consolidated School District 2
  • Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
  • Mountain Valley School District RE-1
  • North Conejos School District RE-1J
  • Otis School District R-3
  • Sangre de Cristo School District RE-22J
  • South Conejos School District RE-10
  • Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center
  • Vilas School District RE-5
  • Wray School District RD-2


2022-2023 Grant Application Information - Applications Closed - For Review Purposes Only

Grant Timeline 

Information Webinar:  Tuesday, October 4, 2022 

View Webinar Slides (pdf)
View Webinar Recording (19 minutes)

Applications Due:  Friday, October 28, 2022, by 11:59 PM - NOW CLOSED

Notice of Award:  Applicants will be notified of final award status no later than Friday, November 18, 2022, at 11:59 pm.

Grant Application Materials
APPLICATIONS CLOSED 10/28/22
For Review Purposes Only

Review Eligible Applicants (PDF)

Review Request for Application (Word)


Previous Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Grant Program Recipients


For More Information, Contact:

Jacklyn Thompson, MSW LSW
Health and Wellness
Thompson_J@cde.state.co.us