Serving the citizens of Clear Creek, Eagle, Summit and Lake Counties



Funding Cycle January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018

The 5th Judicial District Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Board is announcing the availability of local V.A.L.E. funds as authorized by Title 24, Article 4.2, Colorado Revised Statutes. This Request for Proposal provides prospective applicants with sufficient information to apply for 5th Judicial District V.A.L.E. Grant funds.

ANTICIPATED AMOUNT AVAILABLE: 5th Judicial District V.A.L.E. funds are obtained through the surcharges assessed by the criminal courts and therefore it is difficult to know the exact amount of funds that will be available for 2018 grants. In 2017, the 5th Judicial District V.A.L.E. Board awarded a total of $327,992.00 to 9 programs that provide services to victims of crime in Clear Creek, Eagle, and Lake and Summit counties.

Approximately $330,000.00 will be available for funding of 2018 V.A.L.E. Grants.

Grant Period: January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018

ELIGIBILITY: The 5th Judicial District is authorized to enter into contracts for the purchase and coordination of victim assistance services with persons or agencies that the Board deems appropriate. The Board accepts and evaluates applications related to the provision of services delineated pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-4.1-303 and 304 and for the implementation of the rights afforded to crime victims pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-4.1-302.5. Such monies shall not be used to defray the costs of routine and ongoing expenses. Grants submitted to the V.A.L.E. Board must reflect services to be provided to persons residing or victimized in the 5th Judicial District, which includes Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties.

PRIORITY CATEGORIES: The 5th Judicial District V.A.L.E. Board will give priority funding consideration to victim services and law enforcement programs which:

1) Are required to provide victim services for the implementation of the right afforded to crime victims pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-4.1-302.5;

2) Provide services or programs delineated in C.R.S. § 24-4.1-303 and 304, and C.R.S. § 24-4.2-105(4) related to all crimes as defined by C.R.S. § 24-4.1-302(1);

3) Provide direct services to victims of crime;

4) Have demonstrated an effective response to victim needs;

5) Do not duplicate services;

6) Provide for unmet victim needs in the 5th Judicial District; and

7) Are currently receiving 5th Judicial District V.A.L.E. Grant funds.



• The V.A.L.E. Board accepts and will consider grant applications for new programs.

• The V.A.L.E. Board may award money for projects not designated in the priority categories.

• The V.A.L.E. Board may utilize factors other than those stated above in the making of funding decisions.

• The V.A.L.E. Board will accept applications for interim funding specifically for the purpose of training and for smaller projects that have not been previously requested or funded throughout the current funding cycle. A separate application for interim funding is required and is available year round and may be requested from the V.A.L.E. Administrator.

• The fact that an applicant meets eligibility requirements and applies for services within a priority category does not guarantee funding.

• The fact that an applicant is currently receiving, or has in the past received grant funds does not guarantee funding.

• Copies of the state statutes related to these funds are available on the Colorado State Government web page (, click on Government, then Colorado Constitution and Statutes, then Colorado Revised Statutes C.R.S.)


August 30th, 2017 Request for Proposal’s sent out to prospective applicants.

September 29th, 2017 Grant Application Submission Deadline 5:00p.m. via email only.

October 18th, 2018 VALE Board funding meeting.

November 27th, 2018 Grant Reconsideration Meeting. ______________________________________________________________________________
APPLICATION SUBMISSION: One (1) copy of the entire grant application must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., September 29th, 2017 by the V.A.L.E. Administrator at the District Attorney’s Office via EMAIL. All applicants shall email their applications to the V.A.L.E. Administrator with the appropriate signing authority section complete to in the fillable .pdf format with any appropriate attachments.


EVALUATION CRITERIA: A requesting agency or person shall acknowledge in writing that such agency or person has read and understands the rights afforded to crime victims pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-4.1-302.5 and the services delineated pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-4.1-302 and 304 (commonly referred to as the “Victim Rights Act” or “Constitution Amendment Regarding Victims Rights” or “Enabling Legislation.”) Such written acknowledgement shall be attached to such requesting agency or individual application for monies pursuant to this section. The V.A.L.E. Board shall not accept for evaluation any application for a grant or monies pursuant to this section until the requesting agency or person provides such written acknowledgment.

The fact that a grant applicant meets the eligibility requirements, is currently receiving, or has received funding in the past, does not guarantee funding.

Evaluation criteria utilized by the Board in review of grant application request include, but is not limited to, the following:

1) Project provides victim services implementing the Colorado Victims Rights Constitutional Amendment;
2) Grant project falls under the V.A.L.E. statute C.R.S. Title 24, Article 4.2;
3) Project provides direct services to victims of crime in the 5th Judicial District;
4) Applicant has been/is effective in responding to the needs of victims of crime;
5) Applicant does not duplicate services provided by any other resources;
6) Applicant has demonstrated project will provide previously unmet victim needs in the 5th Judicial District;
7) Appropriate deference will be given by the Board regarding the need for continuity in providing services to programs with a proven track record with present V.A.L.E. grant monies;
8) Application is complete, concise, clearly represents the proposed project, and provides all information requested;
9) Applicant has demonstrated a need for the project;
10) Applicant efficiently utilizes its resources, including volunteers or otherwise maximizes the number of persons served per grant dollar;
11) Applicant demonstrates good fiscal management practices;
12) Applicant has demonstrated the ability to comply with financial and program requirement (if applicant has received past funding from the 5th Judicial District V.A.L.E. Board); and
13) Applicant demonstrates reasonable fund raising efforts, local volunteer and/or financial support and, if appropriate, a diversified funding base.

APPLICATION FORMS: Applicants may request a grant application packet by calling, writing or emailing the V.A.L.E. Administrator at the following address or download all application forms at

Wendi Rowles
Office of the District Attorney
(970) 390-0150

RECONSIDERATION REQUESTS: The V.A.L.E. Board reserves the right to deny any or all proposals, or to deny any portion of a proposal if it is determined to be in the best interest of the 5th Judicial District to do so. All applicants who have been denied funding in whole have a right to request reconsideration of the V.A.L.E. Board’s decision. The applicant must demonstrate that additional information is available or a change in circumstances has occurred since the time of the V.A.L.E. Board’s original funding decision. NOTICE OF A RECONSIDERATION REQUEST MUST BE IN WRITING AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE BOARD WITHIN 10 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE NOTIFICATION OF FUNDING DENIAL OR REDUCTION. Requests for reconsideration will be heard at a special meeting of the Board on November 17th. Written notification of the V.A.L.E. Board’s funding decisions will be mailed to the grant applicant within ten (10) working days after a final determination has been made.

NOTE: If your agency is presently receiving 5th Judicial District V.A.L.E. funds, you will find enclosed in this packet the following materials:

• A Blank 2018 Grant Application Form
• 2018 Grant Application Guidelines

 Please remember that grant applications will only be accepted via email
 Applications received after the September 29th, 2017, 5:00pm deadline will not be accepted under any circumstances.
New 2018 VALE Application