POST Grant Programs (Regional and In-Service grants)
What are the Grant Program Differences?
Regional Grant Program: Trainings, scholarships and equipment which will be available to all law enforcement agencies within the designated Training Region should be applied for through the Regional Grant Program.
In-Service Grant Program: Agencies that want to purchase equipment, on-line training subscriptions, or training to meet in-service requirements that will be available to their agency should apply through the In-Service Grant Program.
Who is eligible to apply for a grant award?
Regional Grant Program: To be eligible for a grant award an applicant must be a local government, college, university, or not-for-profit organization providing peace officer training. Grant awards are not provided to individuals. POST distributes grant funds via ten designated training regions. Employed Colorado peace officers are able to apply for a grant reimbursement for attending a training through their designated Training Region Grant Program.
In-Service Grant Program: To be eligible for a grant award an applicant must be a law enforcement agency. Grant awards are not provided to individuals.
In-Service grant funds may only be utilized by employed certified Colorado peace officers.
I am an employed Colorado peace officer, how do I apply for grant funds to attend training?
Eligible Colorado peace officers may request grant funding by contacting their designated Training Region Coordinator. Click here to see a map of the designated regions and contact information.
What can POST grant funds be used for?
Funds are available to acquire training, conduct training and attend training for Colorado peace officers who are currently employed by a law enforcement agency. Examples of allowable costs are: tuition, lodging, travel costs, instructor fees, class supplies, travel costs, backfill, and overtime. In- or out-of-state travel is permissible using POST funds. Training equipment is also an allowable expense. Examples of allowable costs are: Simulators, Simunitions, training ammunition, targets, arrest control training gear, driver training equipment, range and driving track improvements, etc.