Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA)
The Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority Board awards grants for multi agency auto theft prevention, enforcement, investigative and prosecution programs. Authorization for CATPA is through CRS 42-5-112. CATPA will have approximately $4 million each year and are contingent upon insurance assesment collections. Grant announcements are posted at this site.
The Colorado General Assembly gave The Colorado Automobile Theft Prevention Authority the power to award grants for the purpose of reducing motor vehicle theft in Colorado. Grant resources come from a Colorado auto theft prevention cash fund established by the legislature. Citizens of Colorado who are policy holders of motor vehicle insurance pay an assessment. The CATPA Board is committed to awarding grants that will reduce automobile theft in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Public Safety is responsible for management of the grant program.
There are no requirements for local match funding in this grant program.
Frequently Asked Questions for Grants
Grant Types and Purposes:
CATPA, under it's statutory authority to combat vehicle theft in the State of Colorado, will consider applications for grants for theft prevention, enforcement, prosecution, training, or offender rehabilitation. Grants are subject to availability of funds:
By statute, the Board shall select grants that represent multiple jurisdictions and serve a variety of geographical areas. Programs may include but are not limited to:
A Colorado law enforcement agency, state agency, local units of government, independent school districts, nonprofits, or for profit organizations (that can DEMONSTRATE IT'S PROPOSED program and ADDRESSES some aspect of motor vehicle theft prevention).