COLLABORATIVE REFORM INITIATIVE PROGRAM
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The FY22 Collaborative Reform Initiative (CRI) Program was closed on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 4:59 PM ET.*
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ABOUT THE CRI PROGRAM
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:
- Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC)
- Critical Response
- Organizational Assessments
CRI PROGRAM SOLICITATION
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 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 Assessments. 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.
For Profit (Commercial) Organizations
Institutions of Higher Education
There is approximately $6 million in funding available through the FY 2022 CRI solicitation. Each award is two years (24 months) in duration. The COPS Office is looking to make the following two competitive awards:
- Organizational Assessments - $5,000,000
- Critical Response - $1,000,000
There is no local match.
- CRI: Solicitation Guide
This solicitation guide includes general information on the administrative and legal requirements governing the COPS Office CRI program as well as detailed program-specific information.
- CRI Pre-Award Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides quick reference information on the CRI program solicitation.
- CRI Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides quick reference information on the CRI Continuum of Service program.
- CRI Resource Guide
- CRI Frequently Asked Questions
Need more information on how to apply to any of our programs?
For additional assistance we encourage you to visit the How to Apply page, which includes frequently asked questions, appendices, additional fact sheets, links to webinars, and other resources.
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.