Colorado House Bill 17-1326 was signed into law on June 6, 2017, forming the Community Crime Prevention Initiative (CCPI) also known as Transforming Safety. This initiative reinvests parole reform dollars in north Aurora and southeast Colorado Springs for a pilot program to support economic development and community services through community loan and grant programs.
The initiative will fund 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 neighborhoods ($1 M), and
- Grants to local governments, nonprofits or schools, made available through community foundations that serve the target neighborhoods ($2 M).
In the 2019 legislative session, all programs within the initiatives were extended until repeal, September 1, 2023.
Only non-depository Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), and community foundations who serve the target neighborhoods of north Aurora and southeast Colorado Springs are eligible for grants through DOLA. DOLA will issue grants to these entities only.
Financial Assistance Manager
For information about this legislation, or to receive notices about community meetings, contact:
Executive Director, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition