Peace Officer Continuing Education Grant Training Program

Senate Bill 03-103 created a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board cash fund for the purpose of providing funding for continuing education training of Colorado peace officers, particularly small and rural agencies through grants awarded by the POST Board. The Grant program is funded by a $1 fee assessed on motor vehicle registrations. Approximately $3 million dollars is awarded through this program annually. Funds are subject to state legislative allocations. 

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding any of the POST Grant Programs, please contact Grant Manager, Kimberly Hernandez at 720-508-6682.   


Allowable Student Expenses

Travel costs for students traveling for official training are eligible and include commercial transportation, air fare, registration costs, tuition, parking, public transportation, computer connection fees, mileage, per diem and lodging.


The provision of personnel resources to fill the position of a law enforcement officer, who is traveling to or from, attending or conducting training, is allowable. Actual salary and overtime, not to exceed $50 per hour, is allowable.

Allowable Peace Officer and Professional Trainer Instructor Fees

Instructor fees, per diem, travel costs (in and out of state) and lodging are allowable costs to compensate instructors who conduct training for law enforcement agencies.

Allowable Training Supplies

Supplies are items that are expended or consumed during the course of the training class such as targets, ammunition, simunitions, printing, manuals, field guides, etc. These materials are allowable costs.

Allowable Equipment Purchases 

The purchase of equipment which facilitates training is allowable. Examples include, but are not limited to: firearms and driving simulators, ammunition, simunitions, track car maintenance, shooting range and drive track upgrades and improvements, on line training subscriptions, etc.

Additional details are available in the POST Grant Guidelines

Additional Grant Opportunities: