Crime Prevention Grant Programs

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Through these multiple pieces of legislation and others, Colorado is implementing a comprehensive public safety package aimed to make Colorado one of the safest states in the nation. By using a multi-faceted approach that engages all stakeholders involved in, and/or impacted by, the criminal justice system, Colorado seeks to collaboratively address public safety through both prevention and early intervention strategies. The State hopes to empower local communities to implement evidence-based, innovative programs that meet their specific public safety needs. 

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Submit Your Grant Application

HB22-1003 Youth Delinquency Prevention and Intervention Grants is Accepting Applications Now!

Project Application Due Date: September 2, 2022

Delinquency Prevention and Young Offenders Intervention Pilot Grant Program   

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Submit Your Intent to Apply

SB22-001 Crime Prevention through Safer Streets Grant Program is Accepting Intent to Apply Now!

Accepted through August 12, 2022.

Intent to Apply - Crime Prevention through Safer Streets Grant Program     

The intent to apply contains two questions:  1) Do you anticipate needing technical assistance? and 2) Will your local governmental agency partner with a community-based nonprofit organization to submit a joint application?  Note: Intent to Apply is optional.

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HB22-1003 Youth Delinquency Prevention and Intervention Grants

Link to HB22-1003

Key Information

Summary:  Establishes the delinquency prevention and young offender intervention pilot grant program in DCJ

Funding Level: $2.1 million each year for two years, totaling $4.2 million

Accepting Applications Now!

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Project Application Due Date: September 2, 2022

Award period: December 1, 2022 to June 30,2023 and July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Preference given to applicants that document a coordinated response with multiple community-based partners to reduce youth involvement in the juvenile justice system. 

Learn More:  Delinquency Prevention and Young Offenders Intervention Pilot Grant Program

Advisory Committee

The Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Council will advise and recommend criteria to score applicants, grant priorities, and grant metrics.  The Council will also review applications and make recommendations for those to be funded and the amount.

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SB22-001 Crime Prevention through Safer Streets Grant Program

Link to SB22-001

Key Information

Summary:  Request for Proposals will be sent to local governmental agencies for the agencies to identify areas where crime is prevalent.

Funding Level: $10,300,000

Timeline:  The Advisory Committee will be informing the funding criteria.  Updates will be posted.

Intent to Apply Now Open until August 12, 2022

Crime Prevention Advisory Committee

Role: Establishes criteria for grant applications, reviews proposals, and provides recommendations

Members:  11 multidisciplinary experts and community representatives as described in the bill

Accepting Applications Now

Meeting:  Monthly

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SB22-196 Health Needs of Persons in Criminal Justice System

Link to SB22-196

Key Information

Summary:  Creates the behavioral health information and data sharing program to award grants to counties to integrate the county jails' data systems with the Colorado integrated criminal justice information system. The division is required to enter into an agreement with a third-party vendor to oversee the implementation of any data-sharing systems or software necessary for the program. The majority of the funds are American Rescue Plan Act Funds and must be spent according to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Funding Level: $3,500,000

Application Review Committee

The application review committee reviews each grant application to ensure that each proposed project has justifiable costs and includes plans to use technology that meets state standards, and that all data exchange requirements will be added to the applicant's jail management system, as defined in section 17-26-118. 

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HB22-1326 Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention

Link to HB22-1326

Key Information

Summary:  Creates a grant program to fund investigations by law enforcement  

Funding Level: $7,000,000

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SB22-183 Crime Victim Services

Link to SB22-183

Key Information

Summary:  The bill creates the Crime Victim Services Fund to award grants to governmental and nonprofit organizations that provide services for crime victims.  The majority of the funds are American Rescue Plan Act Funds and must be spent according to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. 

Funding Level: $38,000,000

Advisory Committee

The Crime Victims Services Advisory Board serves in this capacity.

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SB22-145 Resources to Increase Community Safety (multiple grant programs)

Link to SB22-145

Key Information for Communities

Summary: Grants for community-based, multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches to crime prevention and crisis intervention strategies

Funding Level: $7.5 million

Advisory Committee: Crime Prevention and Intervention Advisory Committee

Key Information for Law Enforcement Agencies

Vacancy Grant Summary: Grants to stabilize law enforcement agency vacancy issues.

Funding Level: $3.75 million

SMART Grant Summary: Grants to increase the diversity of LE agencies and to enhance the degree to which the workforce reflects the residents of the community.

Funding Level: $3.75 million SMART grant program

Advisory Committee: Law Enforcement Workforce Advisory Committee as appointed by the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety

 

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SB22-057 Violent Crime Victim Brain Injury Screening Program

Link to SB22-057

Key Information

Summary:  On or before August 1, 2022, the Office for Victim Programs shall establish the victims of a violent crime brain injury task force. The purpose of the task force is to develop a plan for the creation and implementation of a pilot program for identification, screening, support, and services of victims of violent crimes for brain injury and providing those who screen positive the appropriate support and services

Funding Level: $65,000

Victims of a Violent Crime Brain Injury Task Force

Role: The Task Force acts in an advisory capacity to the Department and the Division of Criminal Justice Office of Victim Programs. The purpose of the task force is to develop a plan for the creation and implementation of a pilot program that would identify and screen for the identification, screening, support, and services of victims of violent crimes for symptoms of possible brain injury and provide those who screen positive with the appropriate support and services.

Members: 17-member board appointed by the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety.  

Meeting:  Monthly

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SB22-150 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives

Link to SB22-150

Key Information

Summary:  The bill establishes the office of liaison for missing and murdered indigenous relatives (office) in the department of public safety (department). The bill lists the office's duties, which include assisting with missing indigenous persons investigations and homicide cases involving indigenous victims; taking measures to address issues relating to missing or murdered indigenous persons, and providing assistance to families of victims.

Advisory Committee

A Volunteer Advisory Board will identify and advise the office on areas of concern regarding missing or murdered indigenous relatives and issues relating to organizing or conducting search efforts, support groups, or other supportive efforts related to missing or murdered indigenous relatives.

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HB22-1368 Concerning Opportunities for Persons to Access Community Corrections Programs

Link to HB22-1368

Key Information

Summary:  The bill requires the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (Commission) to establish a task force to examine and make findings and recommendations to the commission concerning improving access to community corrections programs for persons convicted of misdemeanors.

Funding Level: No additional funding.

Advisory Committee

A 13-member Task Force will make findings and recommendations to the Commission concerning access to community corrections programs for persons convicted of misdemeanors.

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HB22-1274 Sunset CO Interagency Working Group on School Safety

Link to HB22-1274

Key Information

Summary:  The Colorado interagency working group on school safety (working group) is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2022. The bill continues the working group indefinitely and requires the department of public safety (department) to convene the first meeting of the working group no later than December 31, 2022.

Funding Level: $100,000

Advisory Committee: 

A 14-member working group with the role of increasing coordination of school safety programs across state government and annually report to the governor and legislature will serve in this capacity.

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HB22-1210 Sunset Domestic Violence Management Board

Link to HB22-1210

Key Information

Summary: Implements the recommendation of the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review and report concerning the domestic violence offender management board.  Extends the board until September 1, 2027. Requires the board to conduct annual compliance reviews on at least 5% least 10% of the treatment providers who provide services to domestic violence offenders every two years beginning no later than July 1, 2023.

Funding Level: $70,232

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HB22-1208 Jail Data Collection Clean-up

Link to HB22-1208

Key Information

Summary: Under existing law, the keeper of a jail is required to submit a quarterly report of inmate information to the division of criminal justice within the department of public safety (division), and the division is required to publish that information in a searchable and sortable format.  That requirement is set to repeal on January 31, 2023. The bill strikes the repeal. The bill requires the inmate information collected to include each inmate's age.

Funding Level: $4,918

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