Preventing Identity-based Violence Grant Program

The Preventing Identity-Based Violence (PIBV) Grant Program was authorized by HB 22-1234, approved on 19 May 2022. The PIBV Grant Program provides grants to eligible entities for programs that focus on building strong communities and preventing acts of violence that threaten human life or critical infrastructure, venues, or key resources, in which actors or groups intentionally target a discernible population of individuals, such as a population determined by its members' ethnicity, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation or identity, in a manner that poses a threat to homeland security (referred to as "identity-based violence"). 

The state legislature appropriated roughly $1 million annually for projects working to further at least one of the following goals:

  1. Building awareness for the prevention and intervention of identity-based violence within Colorado communities;
  2. Strengthening local collaboration and capabilities for prevention and intervention of identity-based violence; and
  3. Building sustainable support for the prevention and intervention of identity-based violence. 

2022 Fiscal Year Grant Priorities

The Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC) within the Colorado Division of Homeland Security, Department of Public Safety annually evaluates environmental factors that lead to identity-based violence and challenges to reducing identity-based violence. The CIAC establishes annual priorities for the PIBV Grant Program that address the identified factors and challenges. These priorities align closely with the US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program priorities to more easily enable application to both grants.

The 2022-2023 PIBV Grant Program priorities include:

  1. Enhancing local threat assessment and management capabilities;
  2. Engaging underserved Colorado communities in prevention;
  3. Implementing prevention capabilities in small Colorado communities; and
  4. Implementing innovative solutions for preventing identity-based violence in Colorado.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants must be:

  • County, municipality, or city and county, and any agency thereof;
  • American Indian Tribe;
  • Law enforcement agency;
  • District Attorney's office;
  • Educational entity; or
  • Nonprofit organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal "Internal Revenue Code of 1986" as amended, which may be a community-based nonprofit organization that has experience working with those affected by identity-based violence.
IMPORTANT: Eligible applicants that are not a community-based nonprofit organization that has experience working with those affected by identity-based violence must partner with a community-based nonprofit organization with that experience to carry out the project funded by the grant program.

Requirements

Applications shall not infringe on individual privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. Projects must describe any potential impacts to privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties and ways in which the eligible applicants will prevent or mitigate those impacts and administer their projects in a nondiscriminatory manner.

Law enforcement agency applicants must comply with the requirements set forth in 28 CFR Part 23 with regard to the collection, maintenance, and use of intelligence information learned by the agency through the project funded with the award from this grant program, regardless of whether the agency is a direct recipient or is acting in partnership with a recipient.

Awardees will be required to complete the following reporting requirements:

  • Project implementation and measurement plan;
  • Quarterly progress report and final summary report; and
  • Any other documents required by the application, terms and conditions of the award, or other guidance provided by the CIAC.
Applicants are required to have a DUNS number. Visit Dun & Bradstreet to verify a DUNS number, update information, or apply for a DUNS number.

For additional information on eligibility, requirements, and restrictions, refer to the PIBV Grant Program Rules.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is required to partner with a community-based nonprofit organization?

  • Any applicants outlined in the eligibility section above who is not a community-based nonprofit organization with experience in identity-based violence prevention must partner with one. The only applicants exempt from this requirement are current community-based nonprofits with experience in identity-based violence prevention, but they may choose to partner with another agency/organization if they choose. We highly encourage equity of funding (sharing), so applications with multiple applicants are desirable.
  • Assistance in identifying a partner community-based nonprofit organization can be provided. Email us at cdps_ptv_grants@state.co.us
Can you clarify the difference between a partner and a vendor?
  • A vendor is any entity that provides a paid service, sometimes referred to as a "contractor." Any potential vendor who takes an active role to develop plans for the project(s) outlined in the grant application is ineligible to receive funding through the grant award for that year. 
    • Vendors must be selected through a fair, open, and competitive process that includes obtaining at least three documented quotes for prices on goods or services. A sole source purchase is allowed but rare and applicants should contact us if they intend to use a sole source.
    • Vendors must be in good standing on sam.gov (not disbarred).
  • A partner is any entity critical to the effectiveness of the project(s), meaning the project(s) would not be successful without that entity. They should be involved in the development of the grant application and project plans outlined in the grant application.
  • The CO-PTV Grants Team can assist individual applicants with understanding this rule and how it applies to their specific grant application. Reach out via email if there are any questions.
Can we submit an application that furthers a current project funded by a different grant?
  • Yes, so long as you are not using this grant funding to match funds for other grants or cooperative agreements, you may use this grant funding to further a current project. 
Do you anticipate additional funding years for this grant program?
  • Yes, we have funding for year two of this grant program (2023-2024 fiscal year) and we plan to request additional years from the legislature. The CIAC is required to report which projects were awarded and which communities those projects impact to the general assembly annual to justify continuation of the grant program.

Application Information

The application window for the 2022 PIBV Grant Program has closed. The funding announcement for the 2023 PIBV Grant Program will be in the first calendar quarter of 2023.


All questions regarding the Preventing Identity-Based Violence Grant Program should be directed to cdps_ptv_grants@state.co.us