Community Policing Development: Accreditation

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NOW OPEN:

The FY22 Community Policing Development (CPD) Accreditation program will close on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 7:59 PM ET.*

*IMPORTANT: Applications will be submitted in a two-step process, each with its own deadline.

STEP 1: Register online with www.sam.gov to obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)
and www.grants.gov to complete the Grants.gov application package. 
GRANTS.GOV APPLICATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2022 (7:59 PM ET).

STEP 2: Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.
JUSTGRANTS APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2022 (7:59 PM ET).

ABOUT THE CPD ACCREDITATION PROGRAM

The Fiscal Year 2022 Community Policing Advancement (CPA) Accreditation program 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 FY22 CPD Accreditation has three open solicitations:

  • FY22 Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation - Community Policing Development Solicitation
  • FY22 Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities - Community Policing Development Solicitation
  • FY22 Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation - Community Policing Development Solicitation

CPD ACCREDITATION PROGRAM SOLICITATIONS

Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation

The Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation Solicitation aims to support state, local, tribal, or territorial law enforcement to establish accreditation entities in the states that currently do not have a state accreditation program by providing funding to assist in the establishment of new state accreditation bodies.

Who is Eligible?


Public Government Agencies

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and their Public Agencies

For Profit (Commercial) Organizations

Non-Profit Organizations

Institutions of Higher Education

Community Groups

Faith-Based Organizations
Funding
The fiscal year 2022 Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation Program will fund multiple awards, up to $325,000 each.
Solicitation Documents

Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities

The Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities program seeks to support and enhance existing law enforcement accreditation bodies to facilitate law enforcement agencies’ ability to become law enforcement accredited. Applicants should develop a multifaceted approach by focusing on activities such as providing technical assistance to agencies, defraying or underwriting accreditation costs, investing in a better infrastructure for accreditation processes, improving customer service, marketing, expanding access, reducing costs, and developing user-friendly policy templates. The applicant should demonstrate how it will increase the number of accredited small and rural agencies and indicate the number of agencies that should successfully achieve accreditation as a result of the project.

Who Is Eligible?


Existing Accreditation Entities
Funding

The fiscal year 2022 Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities Program will fund multiple awards, up to $300,000 each.

Solicitation Documents

Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation

The Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation Solicitation seeks to fund costs related to agencies obtaining law enforcement accreditation from an existing law enforcement accreditation entity. These awards will fund investments including civilian employee salaries, sworn officer overtime, contracts for staff, accreditation fees, policy management software, office supplies, and costs associated with internal training for personnel as well as any other expenses directly related to an agency’s ability to successfully obtain accreditation.

Who Is Eligible?


State Law Enforcement Agencies

Units of Local Government (e.g., counties, cities, school districts)

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and their Public Agencies
 

Territorial Law Enforcement Agencies

Territorial Law Enforcement Agencies
 
Funding

The fiscal year 2022 Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation Program will fund multiple awards, $250,000 (large agencies) and $160,000 (small or rural agencies) each.

Solicitation Documents

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.

 

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