LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM (LEAGP)
OFFERED THROUGH THE OFFICE OF ADULT AND JUVENILE JUSTICE ASSISTANCE (OAJJA)
INTENT TO APPLY DEADLINE:
December, 7 2018
AMOUNT AVAILABLE: There is up to $1,423,274 available for grants in the 2019 Law Enforcement Assistance Grant program (LEAGP).
PURPOSE OF THE FUNDS: The purpose of the Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program is for law enforcement agencies to apply for grants up to the amount of money that the agency can establish that it would have received except for Section 16-13-306.5 or 16-13-504.5 C.R.S. Broadly, grant money is to be used for operations and investigations, training and education, equipment and supplies, joint community-based programs, support of community based programs, or any other purpose that would have been permissible under federal equitable sharing guidelines (see https://www.justice.gov/criminal-afmls/file/794696/download). Further, grant money can be used only to supplement and not supplant money received by the applicant agency from other sources.
One application per law enforcement agency per funding year will be permitted with the exception of law enforcement agencies serving as the fiscal agent for Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces (MJTF) seeking reimbursement as individual agencies and then also as a fiscal agent of a MJTF.
HOW TO APPLY: This will be a two-part application process.
Step One: Applicant will submit an Intent to Apply showing the total amount requested and provide the necessary back up documentation. DCJ/OAJJA staff and the LEAGP Working Group will review the request and supporting documentation to determine the amount eligible for reimbursement. Clarifying information will likely be requested from applicant since this is a new program.
Step Two: Once the final amount to be awarded is established, the applicant will be asked to complete formal application which provides details on how the funds will be spent. Applicants must apply and submit their 2019 LEAGP Application on-line.
PROJECT MATERIALS: Grant announcement, intents to apply, full project applications and instructions can be obtained through the on-line application system, ZOOMGRANTS at https://www.zoomgrants.com/zgf/LEAGP.
INTENT TO APPLY SUBMISSION DATE: Applicants must submit an Intent to Apply including requested backup documentation by December 7, 2018.
Length of Funding: Grants will be awarded for up to a twelve (12) month period. The actual start date will be determined after the final decisions are made. Applicants can request an abbreviated period (less than 12 months) if all grant activities can be completed in a shorter period of time.
TIMELINE: Announcement and application available via ZOOMGRANTS: November 5, 2018
Project Application Deadline: Submitted on-line on or before December 7, 2018.
Determination of Funding Amounts for Successful Applicants: January 4, 2019
Notification of funding recommendations via ZOOMGRANTS: January 11, 2019
Complete applications due to DCJ: February 4, 2019
Grant Agreements (GA) available to grantees: March 1, 2019
Project Duration: March 1, 2019
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: Funded applicants will be required to provide a financial report quarterly showing the LEAGP funds spent. A report is necessary even if no funds were expended during any quarter, the quarterly report must just show zeroes. If funds were expended, backup documentation showing the expenses paid that match the details within the approved application budget and the corresponding totals listed in quarterly financial report must be scanned and uploaded into Zoomgrants.
MATERIALS SUBMITTED: All material submitted regarding application for LEAGP funds becomes the property of the State of Colorado and is subject to the terms of Colorado Revised Statutes 24-72-201 through 24-72-206, Public Open Records. The State of Colorado has the right to use any or all information/material presented in reply to the Announcement, subject to limitations for proprietary or confidential information. Disqualification or denial of the application does not eliminate this right. Any restrictions on the use or inspection of material contained within the proposal shall be clearly stated in the proposal itself. The contents of the application will become contractual obligations if the project is funded.
If you experience problems or have questions about how to use ZOOMGRANTS, contact Lyndsay Clelland at email@example.com or 303-239-4550. For questions regarding the LEAGP application, other than technical ZOOMGRANTS issues, contact Meg Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-239-5717