Crime Reduction Grants


This year the Grants Committee of the New Mexico Sentencing Commission will be awarding funds to 3 to 5 programs. Project applications will be accepted until May 7, 2021. Projects receiving grants must use all funds by June 30, 2022.

  • Eligible programs should advance one of the following goals: 
    • Treatment and supervision alternatives to incarceration; or 
    • Programs to reduce barriers to participation by criminal offenders in pre-prosecution diversion. 
  • 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.

For questions about the program, please contact:

  • Derek Chin
  • Data Integration Program Manager
  • NM Sentencing Commission