Peace Officer Behavioral Health Support and Community Partnership Grant Program

Program Purpose


C.R.S. 24-32-3501 The Peace Officers Behavioral Health Support and Community Partnerships grant program within the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) is available for law enforcement agencies, peace officer organizations, and public safety agencies for purposes 1-7 listed below.

Behavioral health or community-based social services providers are eligible to apply in partnerships with law enforcement or public safety agencies for the purposes identified in 1-2 listed below.

  1. Co-responder community responses;
  2. Community-based alternative responses;
  3. Counseling services for peace officers and their immediate family members;
  4. Assistance for development and implementation of policies to support peace officers who are involved in shootings or fatal use of force;
  5. Training and education programs that teach peace officers and their immediate family members the symptoms of job-related mental trauma and how to prevent and treat such trauma;
  6. Peer support programs for peace officers.
  7. Hiring, contracting, or developing a remote network to provide behavioral health counseling, therapy or other related support services to peace officers involved in job-related traumatic situations.

Total Funding Available


  • Approximately $7,500,000 million

This grant program will accept funding requests until the end of the application period and program funds will be awarded until all funds have been exhausted.

Application Timeline


  • Application opens: September 23, 2022 
  • Application closes: October 31, 2022
  • Projected award notice: November 30, 2022
  • Executed contract: December 2022 – January 2023
  • Contract term: through June 30, 2024
Online Application Process

Apply & Manage Grant

Eligibility


Law enforcement agencies, peace officer organizations, public safety agencies within the State of Colorado.
 

Application and Resources


Funding Decisions


Program Contact


Ella Bowman
Grant Program Manager
(303) 864-7896
ella.bowman@state.co.us