New COPS Grant Funding Opportunities are Open

The COPS Office is pleased to announce that the following grant funding opportunity is now open and accepting applications:

Community Policing Development (CPD) – Full Solicitation Now Open

Community Policing Development funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies by providing guidance on promising practices through the development and testing of innovative strategies; building knowledge about effective practices and outcomes; and supporting new, creative approaches to preventing crime and promoting safe communities.  

The 2021 CPD program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective community policing strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement and community partners, increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using proven community policing practices, and institutionalize community policing practice in routine business.

Portions of the CPD solicitation pertaining to Crisis Intervention Teams and Microgrants previously opened on May 20, 2021.  Today’s announcement opens the following portions of the CPD solicitation:

  • De-escalation Training: Up to $15,000,000 is available for officer training in de-escalation techniques, of which no less than $4,250,000 is for grants to regional de-escalation training centers that are administered by accredited institutions of higher education and offer de-escalation training certified by a national certification program and $8,750,000 is for grants to state and local law enforcement agencies to build and maintain officer de-escalation proficiency.
  • Accreditation: Up to $5,000,000 is available to expand accreditation programs and assist agencies with gaining accreditation to ensure compliance with national and international standards covering all aspects of law enforcement policies, procedures, practices, and operations, of which no less than $1,500,000 is to be provided for small and rural law enforcement agencies for this purpose.
  • Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Online Training: Up to $2,000,000 is available for grants to support tolerance, diversity, and anti-bias training programs offered by organizations with well-established experience training law enforcement personnel and criminal justice profes​​sionals.


For these portions of the CPD solicitation, applications are due by July 22, 2021 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Click here for more information on the 2021 Community Policing Development program.​​

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