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. On June 17,2021 Colorado House Bill 21-1215 was signed into law expanding the program to Grand Junction and Trinidad. 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.
DOLA will issue grants based on eligibility to these entities only
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.
Current Funding Opportunities:
For more information visit Transforming Safety Colorado’s Website on the link below
Requesting Access to CCPI
Instructions for how to apply to CCPI
Financial Assistance Manager
For information about this legislation, or to receive notices about community meetings, contact:
Executive Director, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition