In Colorado’s 2018 legislative session, House Bill 18-1020 was passed creating the Law Enforcement Community Services (LECS) grant program as outlined in Colorado Revised Statute (C.R.S.) 24-32-124. 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.
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.
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 (C.R.S.) 16-13-311 Disposition of Seized Personal Property, said proceeds are sent to the Department by state warrant and deposited into the LECSGP. 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 $770,135.