Crime Reduction Grants


This year the Grants Committee of the New Mexico Sentencing Commission will be awarding funds for multiple Crime Reduction Grants. Project applications will be accepted until June 1, 2022. Projects receiving grants must use all funds by 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

Programs can be multi-year or one year.