DHSEM is coordinating the grant funding for the Law Enforcement Public Safety and Criminal Justice Information Sharing (LEPIS) Grant Program. The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit applications for the Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Criminal Justice Information Sharing Grant program (HB 19-1073). This is a discretionary grant program and a total of $413,246 in funding is available to eligible applicants. This grant program provides rural and cash-strapped local law enforcement agencies with one-time grants to allow them to join the Colorado Information Sharing onsortium (CISC). While funding amounts are distributed on a competitive basis, final awards are not automatic and are contingent upon:
- the submission of a completed application that meets the Eligibility Criteria set in this RFA, and
- an executed grant agreement.
The application handbook contains information about the program rules and requirements, the types of expenses eligible for funding, and instructions for completing and submitting the grant application. The program is open to County Sheriff’s Departments, Municipal Police Departments OR a
Town Marshal’s Office.