Multidisciplinary Crime Prevention and Crisis Intervention Grant Program

Overview

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The State’s Multidisciplinary Crime Prevention and Crisis Intervention Grant Program is a funding opportunity offered through the Office of Adult and Juvenile Assistance (OAJJA) for fiscal years 2023 and 2024.

The goal of the Multidisciplinary Crime Prevention and Crisis Intervention Grant Program is to support community-based, multidisciplinary approaches to crime prevention and crisis intervention strategies, specifically in areas where crime is disproportionately high.

Resource:  SB22-145 Resources to Increase Community Safety

Project Application DEADLINE: October 4, 2022

Additional Resources

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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.

Resource:  SB22-145 Resources to Increase Community Safety

Program Description

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Purpose of the Funds

To award grant funding to eligible recipients for collaborative products to support community-based, multidisciplinary approaches to crime prevention and crisis intervention strategies, specifically in areas where crime is disproportionately high. 

Resource: SB22-145

Statutory Authority

C.R.S. 24-33.5-527. Multidisciplinary crime prevention and crisis intervention grant program

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Eligible Activities

Crime Prevention and Crisis Intervention strategies may include: 

  • Violence interruption programs 
  • Early intervention teams
  • Primary and secondary violence prevention programs
  • Restorative justice services
  • Co-responder programs
  • Other research-informed crime and crisis prevention and recidivism reduction programs
  • Support-team-assisted response programs

Funding Details

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Amount Available

$14,468,000

Not less than $5 million dollars must be awarded in total to: 

  • Law enforcement agencies, including tribal law enforcement agencies; or 
  • County and municipal governments, including local health or human service agencies.

Not less than $5 million dollars shall be awarded in total to: 

  • Community-Based Organizations

The Division may award grants from the remaining money after the above requirements are met. Preference shall be given to applications in which two or more eligible entities collaborated.

The Division of Criminal Justice may allow up to twenty-five percent (25%) of the total grant award, per fiscal year, to be used for start-up expenses necessary to implement the grants, including hiring program staff, administrative expenses, or other allowable expenses determined by the Division and documented by the applicant. 

Any Advanced Payment must conform to the Office of the State Controller Fiscal rules pursuant C.R.S. 24-30-202(13), and Rule 3-1: Commitment Vouchers §9. Advanced Payments.
 

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Award period

January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Applicants may apply for up to 18 months of funding with the award period beginning January 1, 2023.

Match

Match is not a requirement for this funding.

Exclusions and Limitations

Applicants may not use more than ten percent of the total yearly grant award for administrative costs.

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Exclusions and Limitations

A law enforcement agency shall use the grant money to supplement the costs of recruitment and training. A local government or law enforcement agency may not use the grant money to supplant these costs.

A law enforcement agency may not use the grant award to cover the costs of eligible law enforcement officer salaries and benefits if the eligible law enforcement officers would have been hired by the law enforcement agency even if the division had not awarded the law enforcement agency the grant.

 

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Eligiblity

Eligible grant recipients include: 

  • Community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies
  • Local law enforcement agencies
  • Federally recognized tribes with jurisdiction in Colorado
  • Local health or human service agencies
  • Third-party membership organizations or administrators on behalf of eligible grant recipients. Any third-party grant administrator shall:
    • Be a nonprofit organization in good standing with the secretary of state's office; 
    • Have experience as a third-party administrator for a state, multistate, federal, or foundation grant program; Be capable of providing a unified case management, financial, and data collection system related to services and payments received under the grant program; 
    • Be capable of providing technical assistance and other organizational development services to grantees to improve delivery of services, financial management, or data collection; and 
    • Have experience and competency in working with underserved communities, particularly, communities of color.

Evaluation

The Advisory Committee will evaluate applications on the following criteria:

  • Which communities have the greatest need, including communities where many of these services are not available due to size or geographic location
  • Applicant’s level of cultural competency, gender-responsiveness, and level of representation of the individuals the applicant seeks to serve
  • Level of collaboration, including partnerships between governmental agencies, Community-Based Organizations, and the community

For grant applications involving law enforcement entities, the Advisory Committee will also consider: 

  • Details on how the entity will take measures to ensure collaboration with communities and other agencies in developing the plan; 
  • Details, including data, on why a specific area needs increased law enforcement presence; and
  • A plan to ensure that law enforcement will work with the community to foster a positive relationship between law enforcement and the impacted community.  

The Crime Prevention and Intervention Advisory Committee will meet and make funding recommendations in Mid-late October. 

Applications that are denied funding may submit an appeal within 3 days of notification, however, appeals may only contain clarifying information specific to the reasons noted in the denial notification and cannot contain new information.

Additional Information

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Grant Agreements

If awarded, grantees will receive additional information regarding administrative requirements.

Sample Grant Agreements 

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 and on or before August 1, 2023, and August 1, 2024. Performance metrics will be outlined at the time of the award.

Program Schedule

Announcement date: August 23, 2022

Application deadline: October 4, 2022

Funding decision announced: Late October

Reconsideration/appeals deadline: Approximately 3 days following Denial Notification

Grant Agreement Issuance: Mid-Late December

Award Period: January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

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How To Apply - CLOSED October 4, 2022

The Multidisciplinary Crime Prevention and Crisis Intervention Grant Program Announcement, Application and Application Instructions can be obtained through Colorado’s on-line application system, ZoomGrants.

Project applications must be submitted on or before TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2022. DCJ support ends at 5:00PM MST.  

PROJECT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE.  

Failure to submit a complete project application may result in denial of funding.

We highly recommend applicants read all of the Application Instructions

The grant announcement, application, and instructions can be obtained in the library on ZoomGrants.

Questions

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The Division of Criminal Justice is committed to a fair and impartial competitive application process. As such, any grant programmatic application questions and answers will be posted on the FAQs website. Please check back to this website frequently so you are getting the most up-to-date information.

Questions about grant program & requirements

Anna Lopez
Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, OAJJA
700 Kipling Street
Denver, CO 80215
Direct: 720-582-2091
E-mail: anna.lopez@state.co.us

Questions about ZoomGrants & Technical Support

If you experience problems or have questions about how to use ZoomGrants, please contact dcjgms@state.co.us.

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Accessibility and Accommodations

The State of Colorado is committed to providing equitable access to our services to all Coloradoans. The Division of Criminal Justice is committed to making its physical campus and digital resources accessible to everyone. The Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) strives to ensure equal access to the services we provide to everyone with and without disabilities. To best meet reasonable accommodation needs for effective communication or a reasonable modification to programs, services, or activities, please contact us a week prior to the activity or event.

DCJ will make every effort to provide requested reasonable accommodations, however, failure to notify DCJ of requested accommodations at least 3 business days prior to the date of the activity or event date may result in delay or denial of the accommodation.