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A New Vision For Public Safety

Transforming Public Safety Through Community Development

The Transforming Safety project invests in North Aurora and Southeast Colorado Springs to support community development through small business loan and grant programs. The project uses a new safety framework that focuses on preventing crime in the first place by:

  • Focusing on economic and community development in specific neighborhoods more impacted by crime and justice system involvement
  • Empowering local community members to identify priorities and solutions
  • Providing funding to the community
  • Using a private sector approach that braids both for-profit and non-profit strengths

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North Aurora and Southeast Colorado Springs

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SMALL BUSINESS LOANS

The loan program, managed by a local Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), will expand small business lending in the target communities of North Aurora and Southeast Colorado Springs. Small business loans are limited to 5 years and $50,000.

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COMMUNITY GRANTS

The Transforming Safety grant program, managed by The Denver Foundation, awards grants based on the crime prevention priorities identified by each local planning team. Grant application information is available for North Aurora and Southeast Colorado Springs.

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LOCAL PLANNING TEAMS

Through an open application process, local planning teams were selected for North Aurora and Southeast Colorado Springs. Each planning team determined their community’s crime prevention priorities for the grant program.

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Investing in Safer Communities

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Community Voices

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