This initiative reinvests parole reform dollars in north Aurora, southeast Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Trinidad for a pilot program to support economic development and community services through community loan and grant programs.
The initiative funds programs, projects, and/or direct services aimed at reducing crime in the target pilot neighborhoods through:
- Small Business Loans: made available through non-depository Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) that serve the target communities.
- Grants: to local governments, nonprofits or schools, made available through community foundations and/or a third-party administrator that serve the target neighborhoods.
- North Aurora - $1.5M
- Southeast Colorado Springs - $1.5M
- Grand Junction - $682,152.80
- Trinidad - $341,076.40
- Statewide Grants: to eligible entities to establish business and entrepreneurship training programs for justice-system-involved persons Statewide.
In the 2021 legislative session, the original programs within the initiative were extended until sunset, September 1, 2027. All expansion programs will repeal effective September 1, 2023.
How to Apply
For information regarding current funding opportunities, refer to the Transforming Safety Colorado’s website.
Application Instructions for Community Development Financial Institutions Partners
Final Report to Judicial Committee Annual Report - December 2022
Instructions to Request Access to CCPI
Financial Assistance Manager