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The Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships (HRCP) envisions a unified city where capacities and partnerships have been built and leaders from city governments and all corners of our community are empowered and supported. The agency creates opportunities for innovation to take root in local government and throughout the community to impact local challenges. HRCP is the model of inclusiveness, recognizing that diverse perspectives, skills and resources strengthen the foundation for lasting solutions.



Previous Funding Opportunities

Denver Police Department Hotspot Call for Proposals

Description: In cities across the country, violent crime tends to be concentrated in relatively few locations and Denver is no different. In 2020, 1.56% of Denver’s landmass (excluding Denver International Airport) accounted for 26.1% of homicides and aggravated assaults, and 49% of all aggravated assault shooting victims were from one of five crime hotspots in the City.

In response, Denver is merging the many efforts and resources currently available across the city to tackle this issue more strategically. As part of Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s Economic Recovery Strategy, the Denver Police Department’s Collaborative Crime Prevention Initiative addresses one of the Mayor’s priorities of safe communities through a whole of city approach with a focus on lifting up all who call Denver home and implementing prevention strategies.

In partnership with the Denver Police Department (DPD), community organizations are invited to submit proposals to help address violent crime in the below identified hotspots by supporting a community-focused approach to increase awareness, prevention, and access to services. The intent of the mini awards is to provide:

  • Support Community Engagement Walks with DPD officers to increase engagement with residents in effected areas;
  • Improve relationships and connection to community, community organizations, and services;
  • Environmental crime prevention efforts;
  • Community clean-up or beautification efforts;
  • Afterschool, evening, and weekend activities for youth.

The hotspot locations include: the vicinities of South Federal Boulevard & West Alameda Avenue, Colfax Avenue & Broadway, East Colfax Avenue & North Yosemite Street, East 47th Avenue & North Peoria Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard & North Holly Street, West 14th Avenue & North Federal Boulevard, West Mississippi Avenue & South Lipan Street, and East Dartmouth Avenue and South Havana Street.

Important to Note:

All applications need to be submitted by March 31, 2022 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All questions require answers.

Work outlined in scope of work but be completed by December 31, 2022. Period and an end of project report will be required of selected applications.

All proposals must be for $50,000 or less.

If you have questions regarding this Call for Proposals, please contact Hannah Sowell at

Applications should be submitted to