End-of-Year payments from the SAR fund are made annually based on avilability of funds after all eligible mission expenses are paid. DOLA accepts applications from sheriffs for equipment and training. Application forms are available below or by e-mailing or calling Glory Ortega at 303-864-7733. SAR teams should coordinate their requests through the local county sheriff's office.
Applications are due by April 1st of every year. The SAR Advisory Council makes funding recommendations to the DOLA Executive Director who makes final awards. Funds are based on a variety of factors. Funding ranges from $2,000-$15,000. Items historically funded include communications equipment, ATV's, snowmobiles, watercraft, rescue equipment and specialized training.