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 on the availability of funds. Grant announcements are posted at this site.
The Colorado General Assembly gave 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. This fund is contributions paid by the citizens of Colorado who are policy holders of motor vehicle insurance. 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 its 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 organization (that can DEMONSTRATE ITS' PROPOSED program and ADDRESSES some aspect of motor vehicle theft prevention).
Application Process and Deadline:
To apply for a grant from the Colorado Automobile Theft Prevention Authority,click here. Only one application can be submitted per managing unit or field office per year. While the application is available through the Internet, it is not yet possible for agencies to file completed applications via the Internet. The grant cycle begins July 1, 2012 and concludes through June 30, 2013, complete the application and subsequent forms and submit no later than February 1st, 2012, by 2:00 p.m to the CATPA Office at 710 Kipling Street, Suite 404, Lakewood, Colorado 80215. Please submit one original with original signatures and thirteen additional copies of the original application form.
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