The Partners in the
The Colorado Department of Human Serv-
ices’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
and the Governor-appointed volunteer Board
of Directors is responsible for the overall
administration and management of the TBI
The Brain Injury Association of Colorado
(BIAC) contracts with the Trust Fund to pro-
vide assistance with applications and eligi-
bility for Trust Fund services. Eligible
applicants are then served by Colorado Con-
nections and the Colorado Department of
Public Health and Environment.
Colorado Connections, a division of Denver
Options, Inc., is a community service
provider who contracts with the Trust Fund
Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund
to provide care coordination services and
paid services for adults and children. Colo-
rado Connections contracts with more than
200 TBI service providers across the state.
1575 Sherman St., 4th Floor
Address Service Requested
Denver, CO 80203
The Colorado Department of Public Health
and Environment’s Health Care Program for
Children with Special Needs (HCP) contracts www.tbicolorado.org
with Colorado Connections to provide care
coordination services for children.
Care Coordination and Education Grants Program
Services Educational grants are awarded to Colorado
The TBI Trust Fund contracts with providers organizations and individuals to conduct
to deliver care coordination to children and education and training programs about TBI.
adults with TBI in Colorado, free of charge. The annual deadline for grant proposals is
The purpose of care coordination is to assist March 31 and projects run July1–May 31.
Colorado Traumatic Brain individuals with TBI and their families in Applications are made to the Trust Fund. For
Injury Trust Fund accessing community resources to prepare more information, go to the TBI Trust Fund
The Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) them to self-advocate and case manage. website at www.tbicolorado.org and click on
Trust Fund was established in 2002 by the Adults and children may also access a lim- “Education.”
Colorado legislature to provide statewide care ited amount of approved services paid by
coordination and services to children and the Trust Fund. Examples of purchased serv- Research Grants Program
adults with traumatic brain injury, sponsor ices include therapies, equipment, and Grants are awarded each year to fund TBI
educational programs about TBI, and fund respite care. research in Colorado. Investigators interested
TBI research. in submitting applications to the TBI Trust
Application Process Fund are welcome to submit a letter of intent
Funds for the Colorado TBI Trust Fund come To apply for services contact the Brain Injury at any time. Based on the information in that
from surcharges on traffic ticket fines for Association of Colorado, which contracts letter, the Trust Fund Board may invite a full
speeding, DUI, DWI, and violators of the chil- with the TBI Trust Fund for application and research grant application. For more infor-
dren’s helmet law. eligibility assistance at www.biacolorado.org, mation on the TBI Trust Fund Research Pro-
The Colorado TBI Trust Fund is administra- 303-355-9969 ext. 304 or 888-331-3311. gram, visit www.tbicolorado.org and click
tively housed within the Colorado Depart- To be eligible, applicants must: on “Research.”
ment of Human Services’ Division of
Vocational Rehabilitation and has a volun- 1. Be a legal Colorado resident (all) and US
teer community Board of Directors citizen (adults only), and
appointed by the Governor. The Colorado 2. Have had a traumatic brain injury (injury
TBI Trust Fund contracts with a number of to the brain caused by external force) that
different government and private agencies affects their functioning.
to accomplish its goals.