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, public safety agencies for purposes 1-6. 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 below.
- Co-responder community responses;
- Community-based alternative responses;
- Counseling services for peace officers and their immediate family members;
- Assistance for development and implementation of policies to support peace officers who are involved in shootings or fatal use of force;
- 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;
- Peer support programs for peace officers.
Total Funding Available:
$2 million has been set aside for costs associated with peace officers (including their immediate family members) behavioral health counseling, training/education, and peer support programs for peace officers.
$1 million has been set aside for costs associated with co-responder/community based alternative response projects.
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.
December 17, 2021 – Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) distributed and application posted through on-line grants portal
January 28, 2022 – Applications due
Application and Resources
Grant Program Manager