GOV. RITTER ANNOUNCES RECOVERY ACT LAW ENFORCEMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

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GOV. RITTER ANNOUNCES RECOVERY ACT LAW ENFORCEMENT GRANTS

 

Gov. Bill Ritter announced today that applications for $16.4 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for state and local law enforcement agency projects are now available. Completed applications must be submitted to the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice by May 1.

 

“This is one of the largest single investments in state and local law enforcement projects ever made by the federal government in Colorado,” Gov. Ritter said. “These funds will create jobs in the public safety and criminal justice system, and the Division of Criminal Justice is making these important resources available quickly to Colorado communities.”

 

Funds can be used for a wide variety of law enforcement programs, including crime prevention, multi-jurisdictional task forces, technology improvements, community corrections programs, court programs and substance abuse treatment.

 

Grants will be awarded based on a competitive process conducted by the Division of Criminal Justice. There is no requirement for local or state match funds for proposed projects. The funding can support programs for up to two years, beginning Oct. 1. State, county and municipal governments are eligible applicants. Local nonprofit organizations, in partnership with law enforcement organizations, may receive funding through project proposals submitted through government agencies.

 

The deadline for applications is May 1.

 

For more information about the grant program and how to obtain and submit an application, visit the Division of Criminal Justice web site, www.dcj.state.co.us.

 

            For additional information about how Colorado is putting the recovery act to work across the state, visit www.colorado.gov/recovery.