Grant Application Approved
During Wednesday night’s meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a grant application with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).
The Firestone Police Department is applying for this DOLA grant in partnership with North Range Behavioral Health to add a second full-time co-responder and develop a customized wellness app for the Firestone Police Department.
Currently, only one full-time co-responder serves the Town of Firestone, Town of Frederick, City of Dacono, and the Town of Mead. She only works Tuesday-Friday, and we need a second co-responder for the days we don’t have a co-responder on duty.
In addition, the Firestone Police Department is also applying to contract with Brower Psychological to provide counseling, therapy, critical incident debriefing, and support services to all sworn police officers. The next component of the grant application is to contract with Cordico to customize a wellness app for Firestone. The wellness app offers a complete range of self-assessments as well as continuously updated videos, guides, and articles on more than 60 wellness health topics. We can also incorporate agency-specific content and one-touch access to our Peer Support Team, therapists, and chaplains. This grant reinforces our commitment not only to our community but also to our police officers.
This grant application requires approval from the Board of Trustees before the application can be made. The projected award notice will be on February 20, 2024, and the contract term of the grant expires on June 30, 2026. No local match is required from any applicant.