Public Safety Funding Opportunities at DLG

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Did you know that DLG manages seven programs in our Public Safety Portfolio, providing over $20 million for a range of activities through local governments and local nonprofits? These activities include improving public facilities, supporting non-profit organizations, and enforcing marijuana regulations. 

Governor Polis has put forth ambitious strategies to help Colorado become one of the top ten safest states in the nation. The Division of Local Government (DLG) supports your local initiatives through various ongoing programs.

How can your community utilize DLG funding opportunities to make your community safer?

Get started with a DOLA Regional Manager

Our teams will work with you to see if there are funding opportunities through our programs to support your work to reduce crime. Contact your DOLA Regional Manager to discuss your project or program goals to see if your application might be eligible. The next EIAF application deadline is December 1, 2023

In addition, contact your local nonprofits who have received Community Crime Prevention Initiative grants to see if there are interesting partnership opportunities.

Programs to consider

Energy Impact Assistance Fund

The Energy Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF) funds local governments for planning, designing, and building public facilities or providing public services in smaller, rural communities affected by economic changes due to energy extraction activities.

Community Crime Prevention Initiative

Our Community Crime Prevention Initiative (CCPI) supports non-profit organizations to reduce recidivism and reduce crime in Trinidad, Grand Junction, Aurora, and Colorado Springs. Since 2017, we've invested $20 million in North Aurora and Southeast Colorado Springs to support programs and services aimed at reducing crime. In 2021, we expanded the program to invest $1.3 million in Grand Junction and $682,000 in Trinidad, benefiting various programs in all four communities.

Crime Prevention through Safer Streets Grant Program

Additionally, the Department of Public Safety's Office of Adult and Juvenile Assistance offers the Crime Prevention through Safer Streets Grant Program for fiscal year 2023. This program aims to help departments and local governments assess and design safer streets and neighborhood models that discourage crime, enhance community image, and establish tailored crime prevention strategies based on the unique characteristics of target areas, such as geography, culture, economy, and social factors.

Project examples

  • Otero County Detention Center & Sheriff's Office Expansion
  • Manitou Springs Police Department Remodel
  • Routt County and City of Steamboat Springs Justice Center Campus
  • Youth Club of Trinidad
  • Mesa Youth Services
  • Center for Trauma and Resilience
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