HB18-1413 (Lee) Create School Safety Grant Program

Originally Posted: April 27, 2018
Last Updated: May 11, 2018


This bill seeks to enhance school safety by creating a grant program to fund research, program development and training. Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations that have experience in school safety incident response training may request funding to conduct research, develop best practice protocols, and provide training. Funding may also be used to upgrade technology and infrastructure used for training related to school safety incident response.


The Children’s Campaign supports this bill: we believe in data-driven public policies and know there is little research on the implementation and effectiveness of violence prevention strategies in Colorado schools. The Children’s campaign recognizes this bill as a means to close the information gap and ensure evidence-based practices are used to address school safety concerns.

Current Status

Passed the Senate unanimously and now heads to the governor’s desk for signature

Previous Statuses

April 27, 2018

Passed the House Education Committee on a bipartisan vote of 11-1 and now heads to the House Appropriations Committee

May 4, 2018

Passed the Senate Finance Committee unanimously and now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee