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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 grant by June 23rd 7:59 PM EDT.

The Fiscal Year 2017 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 $11 million is available through this year’s program, which includes the Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS program), and all awards are subject to the availability of funds.
Applicants may select from the following topic areas:

All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

How to Apply

STEP 1: Register at and complete an SF-424.

The funding code for this solicitation is: COPS-COMMUNITY-POLICING-DEVELOPMENT-2017. 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.

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.

Program Documents

Application Guide Certification of Compliance with § U.S.C. 1373
CPD FAQs Fact Sheet
Consultant/Contractor Fact Sheet Sole Source Justification Fact Sheet
Indirect Cost Rate Fact Sheet Program Income Fact Sheet
Agency Portal Grants Management User Manual
Community Policing Development Program: 2016 - 2012