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Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Grant Program

Funding Announcement for 2022-2023 Grant Cycle 

Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Grant Program will be continuing into the 2022-2023 school year.  This program is governed by SB 21-255 and program eligibility is limited to Colorado educational providers with 50% FRL.  See 2022-2023 Grant Application Information below.

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.

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

 

2022-2023 Grant Application Information

 

Grant Timeline 

Information Webinar:  Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 3:00 pm. Register here to access the webinar

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

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


 

Previous Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Grant Program Recipients

Funded by Colorado Senate Bill 21-255, the following Colorado educational providers received funding through the Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Grant Program to increase access to free menstrual hygiene products in their schools:

2021-2022 

★ Adams County 14
★ Agate 300
★ Akron School District R-1
★ Alamosa School District
★ Atlas Preparatory Middle & High School
★ Aurora Public Schools
★ Center Consolidated School District 26 JT
★ Colorado Early Colleges Aurora
★ Colorado Springs District 11
★ Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1
★ Delta County School District 50J
★ Denver Children's Home - Bansbach Academy
★ Early College of Arvada
★ Englewood Public Schools
★ Global Village Academy
★ GOAL Academy
★ Harrison 2
★ High Point Academy
★ Hope Online Learning Academy Middle & High School
 

★ Justice High Charter School
★ Las Animas RE-1
★ Lotus School of Excellence
★ Mapleton Public Schools
★ Moffat Consolidated School District No.2
★ Monte Vista School District
★ New America School
★ New Legacy Charter School
★ Otis R-3
★ Pinnacle Charter School
★ Rocky Ford School District
★ Salida del Sol Academy
★ Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center- Phoenix Academy
★ Sheridan 2
★ Third Way Center - Joan Farley Academy
★ Upper Rio Grande School District
★ Weld RE-8 Schools
★ West End School District RE-2
★ Wray RD-2

 

2021-2022 Reporting

 

For More Information, Contact:

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