Community Crime Prevention Initiative (CCPI)

Colorado House Bill 17-1326 was signed into law on June 6, 2017, forming the Community Crime Prevention Initiative (CCPI). This initiative reinvests parole reform dollars in north Aurora and southeast Colorado Springs for a pilot program to support economic development and community services through community loan and grant programs.

The initiative will fund programs, projects, and/or direct services aimed at reducing crime in the target pilot neighborhoods through:

  • Small business loans, made available through non-depository Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) that serve the target neighborhoods  ($1 M), and
  • Grants to local governments, nonprofits or schools, made available through community foundations that serve the target neighborhoods ($3 M).

 

Eligibility


Only non-depository Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), and community foundations who serve the target neighborhoods of north Aurora and southeast Colorado Springs are eligible for grants through DOLA.  DOLA will issue grants to these entities only. 

Selection of the awarded grants by DOLA will be completed by September 10, 2017.  Contracts will be prepared with these entities soon thereafter.  Until this time, individuals, businesses, local governments, nonprofits and schools in these two neighborhoods interested in applying for small business loans or grants should speak with their community leadership.

 

Application Information and Resources


 

Program Contacts


Rachel Harlow Schalk
Deputy Director
(303) 864-7724
rachel.harlow_schalk@state.co.us

Sarah Grazier
CSBG Program Manager
(303) 864-7896
sarah.grazier@state.co.us

For information about this legislation, or to receive notices about community meetings, contact:

Christie Donner
Executive Director, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
(303) 825-0122
christie@ccjrc.org