Blue Alert Program

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Check out our How to Apply page for resources such as frequently asked questions, appendices, additional fact sheets, links to webinars, and more.

Award Announcement Update

The Fiscal Year 2023 Blue Alert Award announcement information is now available! Visit the 2023 Blue Alert Program Awards for the award announcement and management documents.

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


The FY23 Blue Alert program closed on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 4:59 PM ET.*

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The COPS Office administers the National Blue Alert Network, a voluntary nationwide system to give authorities an early warning of threats against law enforcement and to aid in the apprehension of suspects who have killed or seriously injured an officer or deputy.

The FY23 COPS Blue Alert Program seeked applications from organizations to support the COPS Office with coordinating the Blue Alert system. The primary objectives of the cooperative agreement to be funded under this solicitation are to raise awareness of the Blue Alert system through the production of an educational video and to research, gather, and compile accurate and timely information from credible sources about all reported incidents where on duty law enforcement throughout the United States, territories, and tribal lands are shot in the line of duty. Up to $130,000 is available for this cooperative agreement.

Who is Eligible?

Public Government Agencies

For Profit (Commercial) Organizations

Non-Profit Organizations

Institutions of Higher Education

Community Groups

Faith-Based Organizations

There is approximately $130,000 to fund one award through the FY 2023 Blue Alert program. The award is for two years (24 months) in length.

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.