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2022-2023 Colorado Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $4,564,438)

The State of Colorado seeks Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP) Grant funds to supplement existing, and support the creation of new, state and local gun violence reduction programs/initiatives. Colorado’s anticipated funding strategy for Byrne SCIP funds is to support implementation of, training on, and communication, education, and public awareness about its ERPO program. Colorado is considering passing through a portion of the "state share" of Byrne SCIP funding to its new Office of Gun Violence Prevention and to the Office of the Attorney General to supplement current and support new statewide gun violence reduction programs/initiatives specific to the state’s ERPO program. The remainder of the “state share” and all required “local pass through” funds would be made available and administered by the state to eligible entities through a fair, equitable, and competitive subaward funding opportunity for the above listed ERPO and related activities, including as subawards to the “less-than-$10,000 jurisdictions” within the state to provide funding for the creation and/or implementation of mental health courts, drug courts, and veteran’s treatment courts, specifically those which accept clients with firearm violations, and related programs or initiatives. The CIAB will guide, inform, and approve the state’s Byrne SCIP gun violence reduction program and budget plans. Members of the CIAB will engage in a fair and impartial process of reviewing and evaluating subaward applications, to include but not be limited to the following areas of consideration: eligibility and priorities established by the federal legislation and program guidelines, use of evidence-based or evidence-informed practices, priority areas for funding as established by the CIAB, geographic distribution of funds, rates of gun violence, avoidance of duplication of programs or services, coordination with other agencies and funding sources and any other current CIAB priorities. The state will first submit the CIAB’s program and budget plans, and once approved, will then submit the subawards selected by the CIAB, to BJA for approval post award. Anticipated outcomes associated with implementation of Byrne SCIP funded activities specific to Colorado’s ERPO program and to the creation and/or implementation of state crisis intervention court proceedings, include: greater use of ERPOs, increased compliance with state and federal gun laws, and greater use of mental health and substance use treatment services, resulting in fewer gun injuries and deaths in Colorado.

Date Created: February 13, 2023