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Find resources and contacts from federal and local agencies in each state.

These state programs and contacts can be a resource to you as you build your school safety plan. The contacts are state emergency planners that can provide school safety expertise specific to each state.

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Colorado

Colorado has many agency programs and contacts that can help your school build a school safety plan. Check out these resources as you develop your plan.

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Office of School Safety (OSS)

Colorado School Safety Resource Center, Grants Unit, and Crisis Response Unit

The three units of the Office of School Safety support Colorado schools with the School Safety Resource Center providing resources, consultation, training, and technical assistance, the Crisis Response Unit training school personnel in responding to critical incidents and assisting when called upon and the Grants Unit researching and managing grant opportunities for schools.

Website: https://oss.colorado.gov/about-us

Safe2Tell

Colorado Office of the Attorney General

Safe2Tell was founded on the idea that prevention and early intervention is the key to preventing violence and saving lives. The guiding principles of this safety and prevention initiative model include educating young people and school staff on critical issues; encouraging them to play a role in prevention; equipping them with a tangible direct way to report anonymously, while empowering them to make a difference.

Website: https://safe2tell.org

Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Department of Education

The Colorado Department of Education provides leadership, resources, support and accountability to the state’s school community to help them build capacity to meet the needs of the state’s students.                

Website: https://www.cde.state.co.us/

School Climate

Colorado Department of Education

The Colorado Department of Education school climate page shares resources to encourage positive school climates in Colorado.

Website: https://www.cde.state.co.us/dropoutprevention/schoolclimateandculturalproficiency

Colorado State Patrol K-12 Education Program

Colorado State Patrol

The Colorado State Patrol K-12 Education Program aims to educate Colorado students with programs including G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training), Alive at 25 (AA25), ADoD (Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving), Impact Teen Drivers, and Take it to the Track.

Website: https://csp.colorado.gov/community-outreach/pillar-k-12-education-program

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)

University of Colorado Boulder

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) researchers have designed, conducted, and led comprehensive school and community initiatives and research studies that involve working in partnership with schools and communities to strategically select and effectively implement evidence-based programs, practices, and policies using a public health approach to create a world where individuals, families, and schools flourish in communities free from the harms of violence. Often their work involved grant funding to schools for their projects. Contact CSPV for more information.  

Website: https://cspv.colorado.edu/

Contact Information

State and Local

The three units of the Office of School Safety support Colorado schools with the School Safety Resource Center providing resources, consultation, training, and technical assistance, the Crisis Response Unit training school personnel in responding to critical incidents and assisting when called upon and the Grants Unit researching and managing grant opportunities for schools.

700 Kipling St., Ste 1000  
Lakewood, CO 80215   
https://oss.colorado.gov/   
(303) 239-4435   
cdps_OSS_CSSRC@state.co.us

The Colorado Department of Education provides leadership, resources, support and accountability to the state’s school community to help them build capacity to meet the needs of the state’s students.

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
https://www.cde.state.co.us/
(303) 866-6600
https://www.cde.state.co.us/contact_cde

The Colorado Department of Education school climate page shares resources to encourage positive school climates in Colorado.

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
https://www.cde.state.co.us/dropoutprevention/schoolclimateandculturalproficiency
(303) 866-6601
https://www.cde.state.co.us/contact_cde

The School Access for Emergency Response program (SAFER) enacted by SB18-158 provides funding for interoperable communication hardware, software, equipment maintenance, and training to allow for seamless communications between existing school communications systems and first responder communications systems.

Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM)
9195 E. Mineral Avenue, Suite 200
Centennial, CO  80112
https://dhsem.colorado.gov/grants/grant-programs/school-emergency-response-grant-programs/school-access-for-emergency-response
(720) 852-6600
austin.geddis@state.co.us

The Colorado State Patrol K-12 Education Program aims to educate Colorado students with programs including G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training), Alive at 25 (AA25), ADoD (Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving), Impact Teen Drivers, and Take it to the Track.

Colorado State Patrol Headquarters
700 Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO 80215
https://csp.colorado.gov/community-outreach/pillar-k-12-education-program
303-239-4500
csppublicaffairs@state.co.us

Federal

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Denver Federal Center, Building 710, Box 25267
Denver, CO 80225-0267
(877) FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627)
Email: FEMAMapSpecialist@riskmapcds.com

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Email: CISARegion8@hq.dhs.gov

Colorado Protective Security Advisors (PSAs):
Jamie Richards
Protective Security Advisor, Region VIII - Colorado
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
303-515-0837
jamie.richards@hq.dhs.gov

Jory Maes
Protective Security Advisor, Region VIII - Colorado
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
202-815-1659
Jory.Maes@hq.dhs.gov

Denver 
8000 East 36th Avenue
Denver, CO 80238
https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/denver
(303) 629-7171

Covers the entire states of Colorado and Wyoming

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)   
1961 Stout Street, Room 08-148   
Denver, CO 80294   
Phone Number: (303) 844-3372   
Fax Number: (303) 844-4545   
Email: HHSRegion8ORD@hhs.gov 
Website: https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/iea/regional-offices/region-8/index.html

Other

Colorado Information Analysis Center (Primary) – 877-509-2422

State Resources

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Training Program
Child Exploitation
CSSRC: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

State Agency

This suite of trainings provides educators, school staff, and mental health professionals with educational programs on child sexual development, mandated reporting of child abuse, healthy relationships, cyber safety and digital citizenship, and sexual misconduct in schools.

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Report
Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) & Colorado Healthy Schools Smart Source (Smart Source)

State Agency, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) and Colorado Healthy Schools Smart Source (Smart Source), are Colorado’s widely-administered surveys on the health and well-being of young people and school health policies and practices that support youth health. Data from HKCS and Smart Source are complementary and can be used together to provide a more complete picture of youth and school health.

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Program
Threat Assessment and Reporting
Safe2Tell

State Agency

Safe2Tell was founded on the idea that prevention and early intervention is the key to preventing violence and saving lives. The guiding principles of this safety and prevention initiative model include educating young people and school staff on critical issues; encouraging them to play a role in prevention; equipping them with a tangible direct way to report anonymously, while empowering them to make a difference.

State Grants & Funding Opportunities

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Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Grant Program

Colorado Department of Education

Since 2008 BEST has awarded approximately $2.5 billion in grants to more than 525 Colorado schools, improving health, safety and security for nearly 300,000 students.

With funding from The Colorado State Land Board, Colorado Lottery, marijuana excise tax, and local matching dollars, BEST continues to improve Colorado’s educational environments through capital construction projects helping schools to realize CDE's vision that "All students graduate ready for college and careers, and are prepared to be productive citizens of Colorado."

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Colorado Kids 1st Grant

COLORADO KIDS 1st

Community groups and organizations with project proposals that comply with the Colorado Kids 1st program.

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School Counselor Corps Grant Program

Colorado Department of Education

Colorado’s School Counselor Corps Grant Program (SCCGP) funding is awarded to eligible school districts, BOCES, charter schools or Institute charter schools. The purpose of this program is to increase the availability of effective school-based counseling. Grant funds are also used to increase the level of school counseling services provided to improve the graduation rate and increase the percentage of students who appropriately prepare for, apply to, and continue into postsecondary education.

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School Access for Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program

Office of School Safety

The School Access for Emergency Response program (SAFER) enacted by SB18-158 provides funding for interoperable communication hardware, software, equipment maintenance, and training to allow for seamless communications between existing school communications systems and first responder communications systems.

State Events & Opportunities

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Colorado & National School Safety Training Calendar

Office of School Safety

The Office of School Safety is making this training calendar available to all school and community professionals. You will find trainings that cover all five missions of school safety preparedness: prevention, mitigation, protection, response and recovery.

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OSS Speaker Series

January 9, 2024 | Office of School Safety

The Office of School Safety will be hosting four hour long sessions on Tuesdays in January with presentations on various topics including Pornography, Sextortion, How Scammers Use Artificial Intelligence, and more.

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OSS Speaker Series

January 16, 2024 | Office of School Safety

The Office of School Safety will be hosting four hour long sessions on Tuesdays in January with presentations on various topics including Pornography, Sextortion, How Scammers Use Artificial Intelligence, and more.

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OSS Speaker Series

January 23, 2024 | Office of School Safety

The Office of School Safety will be hosting four hour long sessions on Tuesdays in January with presentations on various topics including Pornography, Sextortion, How Scammers Use Artificial Intelligence, and more.

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OSS Speaker Series

January 30, 2024 | Office of School Safety

The Office of School Safety will be hosting four hour long sessions on Tuesdays in January with presentations on various topics including Pornography, Sextortion, How Scammers Use Artificial Intelligence, and more.