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Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Grant

Grants to Colorado Local Governments,
Nonprofits, and IHEs to Train Peace Officers

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Grants to Colorado local governments, IHEs, and nonprofit organizations to support programs that train peace officers. New applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding may be used for training, backfill, training supplies and equipment, and travel costs for both instructors and students. Grant administration and program delivery funding is also available.

Allowable Student Expenses: Travel costs for students traveling for official training are eligible and include commercial transportation, airfare, registration costs, tuition, parking, public transportation, computer connection fees, mileage, per diem and lodging.

Backfill: The provision of personnel resources to fill the position of a law enforcement officer, who is traveling to or from, attending or conducting training, is allowable. Actual salary and overtime, not to exceed $50, per hour is allowable.

Allowable Peace Officer and Professional Trainer Instructor Fees: Instructor fees, per diem, travel costs (in and out of state) and lodging are allowable costs to compensate instructors who conduct training for law enforcement agencies.

Allowable Training Supplies: Supplies are items that are expended or consumed during the course of the training class such as targets, ammunition, Simunitions, printing, manuals, field guides, etc. These materials are allowable costs.

Allowable Equipment Purchases: The purchase of equipment that facilitates training is allowable. Examples include, but are not limited to; firearms and driving simulators, ammunition, Simunitions, track car maintenance, shooting range and drive track upgrades and improvements, on line training subscriptions, etc.

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GrantWatch ID#: 169586

Term of Contract:

The program year (the starting and ending date of the POST grant) is July 1st through June 30th. All grant agreements/contracts for grant funds will begin on their Effective Date (the date the agreement/contract is signed by the State Controller delegate) and terminate June 30th. All funds must be encumbered and liquidated prior to June 30th. Funds may not be rolled over or continued past June 30th.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants must be a local government, college, university or not-for-profit for the purpose of funding peace officer training programs.

State agencies may not apply directly to POST but may apply for funds through their training region.

Grants are not provided to individuals.

Pre-Application Information:

In order to be considered for funding, applicants must submit an application via the POST grant management database by March 31st each year.

Entities that have received previous funding from POST have continual access to the database. New applicants should contact Grant Manager Kimberly Hernandez for access to the system and to receive further instructions.

The final award occurs during the June POST Board meeting. The POST Board will approve, approve with modification, or deny applications during the POST Board meeting. Each applicant will receive written notification of the action taken.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Kimberly Hernandez, Grant Manager

Kishawn Leuthauser, Grant Coordinator

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USA: Colorado