Gateway to the Rockies Opioid Council

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Clear Creek, Gilpin and Jefferson counites make up Gateway to the Rockies Opioid Council (GROC). Holding their first meeting in January 2022, the Council was established, members identified, and the council's 2022 plan was determined. Click here to see the meeting's agenda and presentation. 

Action items for regional councils include:

  • Certify council membership COMPLETED (View membership page) 
  • Draft and adopt Bylaws, IGAs or other governing documents (optional)
  • 2-Year Plan
    • Coordinate with local and regional providers
    • Identify potential partnerships with neighboring regions
    • Utilize knowledge base and existing resources within the State and the region
    • Identify other complimentary funding streams 
    • Leverage ARPA funded programs 
  • Appoint Fiscal Agent (local government only) COMPLETED (Jefferson County will serve as Fiscal Agent)
  • Submit the Regional 2-Year Plan

Timeline for action items:

  • March 31, 2022
    • Effective Date - Regional Councils must certify membership within 180 days from 3/31/2022
  • Q2 2022
    • Database will open for Regional Councils to enter their 2-Year Plans
    • Participating local governments may choose to opt-out of direct Local Government Share payments and redirect their share to their Regional Council(s).
  • July 15, 2022
    • Payments made by J&J and Drug Distributors
  • Q3 2022
    • First year allocations sent to the Regional Council fiscal agents.
  • Q3 2023
    • Expenditure Reports due