2024 Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP)
Byrne SCIP focuses on gun violence and the programs and initiatives that target the risk factors that are likely to lead to this kind of violence. The goals for the 2024 Colorado Byrne State Crisis Intervention (Byrne SCIP) Grant Program as established by the Governor-appointed JAG/SCIP Board are:
- Colorado’s Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) funded activities will increase professional petitioner use and understanding of the appropriate use of extreme risk protection orders across Colorado from 60 per year to 240 per year (+400%), by September 30, 2026;
- Colorado’s Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) funded activities will mitigate gun violence in the most impacted communities in Colorado by increasing the capacity of at least 40 community-based organizations, specialized court programs, and law enforcement agencies to implement community violence intervention, crisis intervention, behavioral health deflection, treatment services, and gun safety programs or initiatives, by September 30, 2026; and
Colorado’s Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) funded activities will decrease intentional and negligent gun violence injuries and fatalities in Colorado from 2,109 to 1,687 annually (-20%), by September 30, 2026
Project Application DEADLINE: Friday, March 8, 2024
How to Apply
The 2024 Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) Announcement, Application and Application Instructions can be obtained through Colorado’s online application system, ZoomGrants.
Project applications must be submitted on or before Friday, March 8, 2024. DCJ support ends that day at 5:00 PM MST.
PROJECT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON-LINE.
Failure to submit a complete project application may result in denial of funding.
It is highly recommended for applicants to read all of the Application Instructions, which are available through this link.
The grant announcement, application instructions, and a list of resources can also be obtained in the library on ZoomGrants.
Office Hours: Join us for a virtual overview and question and answer session about the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) and Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) grant programs and application process. Register for a session from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on either February 15 or February 21.
About the Funding Agency
The mission of the Division of Criminal Justice is to improve the public safety of the community, the quality of services to crime victims, and the effectiveness of services to offenders. We accomplish this by analyzing policy, conducting criminal justice research, managing programs, and administering grants.
Purpose of the Funds
To provide funding for the creation and/or implementation of state crisis intervention court proceedings, extreme risk protection order (ERPO) programs, and related gun violence reduction programs/initiatives.
Authorized by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 (Pub. L. No. 117-159, 136 Stat. 1313, 1339); (codified at 28 U.S.C. 530C). CFDA# 16.738
In general, Byrne SCIP will support state crisis intervention court proceedings and related programs or initiatives, including, but not limited to, mental health courts, drug courts, veteran’s treatment courts, and ERPO programs, as well as related court-based, behavioral health deflection, and gun safety programs or initiatives. Allowable uses of Byrne SCIP funds include, but are not limited to:
Implementation of state crisis intervention court proceedings, including, but not limited to, extreme risk protection order (ERPO) programs.
Specialized court-based programs such as drug, mental health, and veteran’s treatment courts, including those that specifically accept clients with firearm violations:
- Gun violence recovery courts that connect clients in crisis with community resources.
- Threat assessment training for prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, and public defenders.
- Technology, analysis, or information-sharing solutions for ensuring law enforcement, probation, prosecutors, the courts, and public defenders are informed when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a firearm.
- Development and implementation of validated gun violence risk assessment tools, service case management, and navigation programs to assess the risks and needs of clients and connect them to critical services to mitigate their risk of gun violence and enhance their access to effective interventions.
- Expanding the capacity of existing drug, mental health, and veteran’s treatment courts to assist clients who are most likely to commit or become victims of gun crimes.
Behavioral health deflection for those at risk to themselves or others:
- Assertive community treatment.
- Behavioral threat assessment programs and related training.
- Triage services, mobile crisis units (both co-responder and civilian only), and peer support specialists.
- Technological supports such as smartphone applications to help families and patients navigate mental health and related systems and telehealth initiatives, including technology solutions for telehealth visits outside the hospital.
- Behavioral health responses and civil legal responses to behavioral health responses such as regional crisis call centers, crisis mobile team response, and crisis receiving and stabilization facilities for individuals in crisis.
- Specialized training for individuals who serve or are in families of individuals who are in crisis.
- Related law enforcement-based programs, training, and technology.
Funding for law enforcement agencies to safely secure, store, track, and return relinquished guns:
- Gun locks and storage for individuals and businesses.
- Software/technologies to track relinquished guns.
- Development and or delivery of specialized training and overtime for officers to attend training.
Required Application Components
- Organizational Details: Information about the Legal Entity applying for funds.
- Application Questions/Statement of Work: Project Duration, Project Type, Application Primary Contact, Project Officials, Project Summary, Problem Statement, Project Plan, Implementation Plan, and Performance Measures Data Collection Plan.
- Goals and Outcomes: These are the elements against which the project will be evaluated and which will be used to report quarterly and final progress to DCJ. Provide Project/Program Goal(s), Outcomes, Measurements, and Timeframes.
- Evaluation Plan: Describe the Evaluation Plan for the Project based on the stated Goals, Outcomes, and Measurements.
- Budget Details: Line Items, Justifications, and Narratives for the Project Budget.
- Budget Questions: Questions about other funding and sustainability related to the Project.
- Organizational Chart (required if personnel funds requested).
- Approved Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (required if funds for a negotiated indirect cost rate are requested).
- Financial Management Questionnaire.
- Most Recent Full Financial Audit and/or Governance Letter (or Full Financial Review if revenue is under $300,000).
October 1, 2024 - September 30, 2025
Match is not a requirement for this funding.
Exclusions and Limitations
As directed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Byrne SCIP funds CANNOT be used for:
- More than 10 percent of direct administrative costs of the project. Indirect costs are not part of the 10 percent limit on direct administrative costs.
- Prizes, rewards, entertainment, trinkets (or any type of monetary incentive)
- Client stipends
- Gift cards
- Food and beverage
- Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV), and all accompanying accessories to support UAS or UAV
Units of local government (city, county, township, town, or certain federally recognized American Indian tribes) may apply to OAJJA for a Byrne SCIP grant. Applicants may include but are not limited to courts (district, county, municipal, and tribal), law enforcement, public health departments, behavioral health, district attorney’s offices, public defender’s offices, probation offices, emergency communication, etc.
Applications will be reviewed by the JAG/SCIP Advisory Board using the criteria listed below. If a project application is denied funding, a letter describing the reasons for the denial of funding and information on how to request reconsideration (if eligible for reconsideration) of the Board decision will be sent to the applicant.
The proposed project is likely to positively impact the Colorado JAG/SCIP Board’s Goals (See Overview section above).
- Applicants meet eligibility requirements.
- Applicants provide a clear, focused, and concise description of the project, and how the activities/deliverables will address the problem described.
- Applicants clearly identify need through use of statistics/information at the level of the project (i.e., using current state or local data).
Applicants clearly demonstrate that the proposed project will solve critical problems within a local agency and/or a community, which falls within the purpose of Byrne SCIP, and which will positively impact the Board’s goals.
- Applicants demonstrate the capability to successfully complete the proposed project. This includes the ability and willingness to comply with federal and state administrative, fiscal, evaluation, reporting, and record keeping requirements.
- Goals and Outcomes are logical, sensible, clearly written, and directly tied to the Project Plan and the Budget.
- Outcomes are realistic and able to be accomplished in the time frames described. And, Outcomes identify the amount of intended change expressed as a rate, percent or whole number. Measurements are included that will sufficiently document any change that occurs.
- Budget items are detailed, reasonable, specifically defined, justified, demonstrate how costs were determined, and directly tied to the Project Plan and Goals and Outcomes. No concerns of supplanting have been identified.
- Applicants demonstrate the ability and willingness to collect required data and meet the federal performance measures reporting requirements by the 15th day following each calendar quarter using the BJA Performance Measurement Tool (PMT) system.
- Applicants demonstrate the ability and willingness to take measures to safeguard the constitutional rights of individuals subject to ERPO programs/initiatives and/or crisis intervention programs/initiatives implemented under an award
If awarded, grantees will receive additional information regarding administrative requirements.
Post Award Reporting Requirements
The grantee will be required to submit financial and programmatic reports describing how the grant funds were utilized, including data and other relevant information on performance metrics. These reports will be required quarterly. In addition to DCJ’s required reports, BJA has established mandatory performance measures, for which data must be submitted by the 15th day following each calendar quarter using BJA’s PMT system. BJA’s reporting requirements and the list of performance measures are available through this link.
Announcement date: January 8, 2024
Application deadline: March 8, 2024
Funding decision announced: Early June
Reconsideration/appeals deadline: Mid-June, approximately 5 days following Denial Notification
BJA approval of awards: July to August
Grant Agreement Issuance: August to September
Award Period: October 1, 2024 to September 30, 2025
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Questions about Grant Program & Requirements
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