Crime Reduction Grants

The Grants Committee of the New Mexico Sentencing Commission will be awarding funds for multiple Crime Reduction Grants during Round 2 of Grant Funding for Fiscal Year 2023. Project applications will be accepted through October 28, 2022. These grants will be for half-year funding. Projects receiving grants should plan to use all funds between January 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023.

  • Eligible programs should advance one of the following goals: 
    • Develop, expand and improve evidence-based treatment and supervision alternatives to incarceration;
    • Reduce barriers to participation by criminal offenders in preprosecution diversion or specialty court programs;
    • Develop or improve pretrial service programs;
    • Develop or improve coordination of services between law enforcement agencies and treatment programs;
    • Establish law enforcement crisis intervention teams;
    • Coordinate access to programs for transitional or reentry homes for individuals recently released from incarceration;
    • Recruit or retain law enforcement officers, prosecutors, public defenders, corrections officers and mental health workers;
    • Develop or expand data-driven policing programs;
    • Staff a criminal justice coordinating council; and
    • Purchase equipment or provide training to support any of the purposes provided in this section.
  • Eligible programs must also meet the following requirements:
    • Must be endorsed/approved by the appropriate CJCC 
    • Recipients must allocate no more than 5% of the grant to administrative costs. 
    • Recipients are required to provide program data to NMSC, including participants’ names and other identifiers for evaluation purposes. 
    • Recipients are strongly encouraged to use evidence-based program models. 

The use of funds is flexible. For example, grant funds could be used to:

  • Initiate the planning stages of a new program;
  • Train staff to take on new tasks;
  • Fund treatment for participants; or
  • Purchase necessary equipment to implement a program



Previously Awarded Crime Reduction Grants: