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The Community Policing Development (CPD) Program
funds community policing projects that are national in scope
Apply for this year's CPD award by June 1st

The Fiscal Year 2016 Community Policing Development (CPD) Program is a competitive solicitation, open to all public governmental agencies, profit and nonprofit institutions, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

The CPD Program advances community policing through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope and responsive to the solicitation topics.

Up to $8 million is available through this year's program, and all awards are subject to the availability of funds.

Applicants may select from the following topic areas:

These topic areas share the goal of advancing community policing by addressing many of the recommendations contained in the Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

How to Apply:

STEP 1: Register at and complete an SF-424
The funding code for this solicitation is: COPS-Community Policing Development Application 2016. For technical assistance with the SF-424, call the Contact Center at 800-518-4726 or email

STEP 2: Once you submit the SF-424, you will receive an email from the COPS Office with instructions on completing the second part of the CPD application. Follow the instructions in the email.

If you need to renew your COPS Office Account Access information, contact us at or 800-421-6770.

It is strongly recommended that applicants register immediately on In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the SF-424 as quickly as possible. Any delays in registering with or submitting the SF-424 may result in insufficient time for processing your application.

Please Note: To apply for funding, applicants must have a DUNS number (DUNS numbers are required of all agencies requesting federal funding) and have an active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) database. SAM replaces the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database as the repository for standard information about federal financial assistance applicants, recipients, and subrecipients. Applicants must update or renew their SAM registration annually to maintain an active status. Please see the CPD Application Guide for more details.


Application Guide
Pre-Award Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Fact Sheet
Community Policing Development Invitational Letter
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