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Award Announcement Update

The Fiscal Year 2023 Collaborative Reform Initiative (CRI) Program Award announcement information is now available! Visit the 2023 CRI Awards for the award announcement and management documents.

For all COPS Office 2023 Awards information, visit the Grants page.


The FY23 Collaborative Reform Initiative (CRI) Program closed on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 4:59 PM ET.*

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The Collaborative Reform Initiative (CRI) Program encompasses three components offering expert services to state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies, ranging in scope and complexity at the voluntary request of agencies. This continuum of services is designed to build trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve; improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness; enhance officer safety and wellness; and develop and disseminate evidence-based, promising, and innovative public safety practices.

The three programs are:


The Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Collaborative Reform Initiative Program is seeking applications for the Critical Response and Organizational Assessment components of the Collaborative Reform Initiative. This solicitation is not seeking applicants for the operation of the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC).

The COPS Office is seeking applications from eligible organizations that can support either Critical Response or Organizational Assessment. The COPS Office will make two awards from this solicitation, one for Organizational Assessment and the other for Critical Response. These programs are distinct, and applicants must clearly identify which program they are applying for. Applicants may submit proposals for both programs; however, separate proposals will need to be submitted for each program. Furthermore, applicants should be aware that they are unlikely to be selected for both programs.

Who is Eligible?

For Profit (Commercial) Organizations

Non-Profit Organizations

Institutions of Higher Education

There is approximately $5.75 million in funding available through the FY 2023 CRI solicitation. Each award is one year (12 months) in duration. The COPS Office is looking to make the following two competitive awards:

  • Organizational Assessment - $3,500,000
  • Critical Response - $2,250,000

There is no local match.

Solicitation Documents

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The COPS Office is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and build trust between law enforcement and the community.