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Law Enforcement Community Services Grant Program

The program gives grants to law enforcement agencies, local government entities, and community organizations to improve services to the communities. This includes community services such as policing and outreach, drug intervention, prevention, treatment and recovery, and other services. The grant program includes a seventeen-member committee to make recommendations to the Executive Director to review grant applications and recommend which grants should be approved. House Bill 18-1020 was passed in Colorado’s 2018 legislative session, creating the Law Enforcement Community Services (LECS) grant program as outlined in Colorado Revised Statute 24-32-124.

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LECS Committee

The grant program includes a seventeen-member committee to make recommendations to the Executive Director to review grant applications and recommend which grants should be approved.

Program Distributions

Proceeds from forfeiture actions are distributed, upon order of the court, resulting in the collection of twenty-five percent of the proceeds awarded to district courts. Pursuant to Section Colorado Revised Statute 16-13-311 Disposition of Seized Personal Property, said proceeds are sent to the Department by state warrant and deposited into the Law Enforcement Community Services Grant Program. The Division can charge 5% administrative costs of the total fund balance to make grants. Since its inception on July 1, 2018, the fund has collected $1,287,786.

Fiscal Year 2019 - $206,894
Fiscal Year 2020 - $272,598
Fiscal Year 2021 - $262,038
Fiscal Year 2022 - $272,227
Fiscal Year 2023 - $274,029
Total - $1,287,786

Additional Resources

Colorado Revised Statute 16-13-311 - Disposition of seized personal property

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