Position Overview

Illuminate Colorado and the Colorado Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (CO-ECCS): Health Integration Prenatal-to-Three Project are seeking support in the development of a Family Leadership in State Government Training. Family experience plays an important role in ensuring families are driving decision-making in the early childhood systems at the local, state, and national levels. This training will provide parents and caregivers who desire to learn new skills, the ability and know-how to impact program planning and policy boards, councils, and committees. Project details, key responsibilities, and qualifications are described below.

Colorado Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Project Overview

The Colorado Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (CO-ECCS): Health Integration Prenatal-to-Three project is the initiative resulting from a five-year grant awarded to the Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC) in August 2021 by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Program. Colorado was awarded funds to advance cross-sector collaborations and partnerships, health system improvements, state-level policy and fiscal innovation, equity, and family leadership to promote early developmental health and family well-being among prenatal to three-year-old (P-3) populations. Colorado is among the 20 grantees awarded funds through the ECCS Program to build state capacity and infrastructure to integrate and strengthen maternal and early childhood systems.

The program’s particular focus on the prenatal-to-age three period maximizes the opportunity to reach and support families during the earliest stages of parenting. Illuminate Colorado was selected by the CDEC to ensure the successful implementation of the goals and activities over the funded project period.

Term of Contract

Upon execution (estimated May 15th, 2024) to July 30th, 2024


Up to $35,000 as follows:
– $20,000 for two English language trainings
– $15,000 if subcontracting with a partner to transcreate Spanish-language family-facing training.

RFP Submission

Proposals should be digitally submitted by 5:00 p.m. MT on Monday, May 17th to Mary Houlihan (mhoulihan@illuminatecolorado.org) . Proposals should not exceed 4 pages, excluding budget and other attachments. Please include “CO-ECCS Family Leadership in State Government Training” in the subject line.

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