Solicitation for Applications for the Enhance School Safety Incident Response Grant Program (HB18-1413)

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is soliciting grant applications to support the Enhance School Safety Incident Response Grant Program (HB18-1413). This grant program provides funding for research, program development, and training to improve school safety incident response.  
 
Please find links to the three documents required for this application process. The first document is an announcement for solicitation for grant applications and we ask that you please review this announcement. The second document is the application template, and the third document is the application handbook.
 
As detailed within the announcement, applications are due on or before September 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
 
The DHSEM is committed to maintaining open communications with all stakeholders and interested parties to this grant program. Please contact the Director of the Office of Grants Management, Ezzie Michaels at 720-852-6607 with any questions.
 

Announcement of Availaable Funds: Enhance School Safety Incident Response Grant Program

The application deadline is  September 4, 2018, 5:00 PM MST
 

Program Description

The State of Colorado, through the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), is soliciting applications from nonprofit organizations which provide research, program development, and training for the purpose of improving school safety incident response.  Issued By Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Colorado Department of Public Safety
 

Program Type

New

Use of Funds

Grant recipients may use the funding received through the grant program for the following purposes:
1. Developing and providing training programs, curriculums, and seminars related to school safety incident response;
2. Developing best practices and protocols related to school safety incident response;
3. Conducting research and development relating to school safety incident response; and
4. Upgrading technology and infrastructure used to provide training and education related to school safety incident response.
 

Definitions

  • “Award” means financial assistance which provides support to accomplish a public purpose given by the State to an eligible recipient.
  • “Grant Program” means the Enhance School Safety Incident Response Grant Program.
  • “Period of Performance” means the period of time during which the recipient is required to complete the grant activities in the approved budget.
  • “Pre-award Costs” means costs incurred by a recipient before the grant was awarded.
  • “First responder” means an individual who responds in a professional capacity to a school safety incident. This includes; peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical service providers, school administrators, teachers, and other school personnel.
  • “Law Enforcement Agency” means the Colorado State Patrol, an agency of state, county, or local
  • government authorized to enforce the laws of Colorado, or a campus police agency.
  • “School” means an institute at which instruction is provided by instructors to students in one or more
  • buildings on a campus, including a school serving any of grades preschool through twelfth and an
  • institution of higher education.
  • “School Safety Incident” means the occurrence or imminent threat of an unexpected event that
  • places life or property in danger and requires an immediate response, including a school invasion,
  • active attacker, bomb or explosive device, or other acts of terrorism or violence within a school or its
  • campus.
  • “School Safety Incident Response” means the actions taken directly following the onset of a school
  • safety incident to provide immediate assistance to protect lives, contain the incident, ensure the
  • security of the school, its students and personnel, and the surrounding community, and restore
  • essential functions.
  • “Division” means the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Award Information

  • Maximum Award Amount: $467,888
  • Period of Performance: 9 Months
  • Period of Performance Start Date: 10/01/2018
  • Period of Performance End Date: 06/30/2019
  • Funding Instrument: Discretionary Grant

Eligible Applicants

1. To receive a grant, an applicant must submit an application to the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the form prescribed by the Division on or before September 4,
2018; and 
2. An applicant must be a nonprofit organization that is exempt from taxation under section 501 (c)(3) of the federal “Internal Revenue Code of 1986”, as amended; and
3. Has experience providing training for school safety incident response; and
4. Has experienced working with law enforcement agencies and other first responders; and
5. Has experience working with school districts, school personnel, and students on issues related to school safety incident response.
 
In addition to other considerations, the following criteria will be evaluated in awarding the grant:
a) The applicant’s capacity to coordinate with law enforcement agencies and first responders statewide;
b) The applicant’s capacity to serve school districts, school personnel, and students statewide;
c) The applicant’s experience in providing training related to school safety incident response;
d) The applicant’s experience in addressing the psychological and mental health trauma affecting victims and first responders following school safety incidents, the psychological footprint of a school safety incident, and trauma recovery; and
e) The applicant’s experience providing recommendations to law enforcement agencies and other first responders, school districts, and communities to support mental health recovery after school safety incidents.
 

Application and Submission Information

  • Application Submission Deadline: September 4, 2018; 5:00 PM MST
  • Anticipated Award Date: October 1, 2018
  • Anticipated Grant Funds Distribution Deadline: October 31, 2018
  • Period of Performance: October 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Restrictions

Applications which are not submitted by the stated Application Submission Deadline will not be reviewed or considered for funding.

Pre-award costs

Pre Award Costs are not allowed under this program.

How to Apply

Please email your application to cdps_dhsem_ser@state.co.us and mail one signed copy to:
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Attn: School Emergency Response Section
9195 E. Mineral Avenue, Suite 200
Centennial, CO 80112-3549
 

Questions

 
Please contact Ezzie Michaels at ezzie.michaels@state.co.us or 720-852-6607.