Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices. The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing. The 2016 CPD program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following topic areas: (1) Microgrant Initiative for Law Enforcement; (2) Critical Response Technical Assistance; (3) Community Policing Emerging Issues Forums; (4) Community Policing Training, (5) Law Enforcement Led 21st Century Policing Demonstration Projects, (6) 21st Century Policing Implementation Projects and (7) Invitational Awards. There is up to $5.5 million in CPD funds, subject to the availability of funding, and the COPS Office aims to fund numerous projects. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law. Funding is limited, and we expect this solicitation to be very competitive. The COPS Office may make some awards from the CPD solicitation in the form of a cooperative agreement, which is the funding instrument used if the COPS Office anticipates ongoing substantial involvement in award activities. Cooperative agreement recipients will be responsible for day-to-day project management but should expect direct oversight and collaboration by the COPS Office in implementing the award. Examples of substantial federal involvement may include, but are not limited to, participating in the selection of key recipient personnel; providing feedback on deliverables before publication; approving all conference-related costs prior to obligation; and redirecting the work as appropriate.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement, Grant
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
This solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, profit and nonprofit institutions, institutions of higher education, community groups and faith-based organizations. Proposals should be responsive to the topic selected, significantly advance the field of community policing, and demonstrate an understanding of community policing as it pertains to the application topic. Applications that represent partnerships between law enforcement agencies and institution of higher education and nonprofit institutions are encouraged. Except where otherwise indicated, initiatives that primarily or solely benefit one or a limited number of law enforcement agencies or other entities will not be considered for funding.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
The deadline for submitting applications in response to this grant announcement is 7:59 EDT on Monday, May 23rd, 2016. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
COPS Office Response Center
Phone: 800.421.6770
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $75,000.00 to $1,000,000.00


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