Community Policing Development: Implementing Crisis Intervention Teams

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The Fiscal Year 2023 Community Policing Development (CPD) Award announcement information is now available! Visit the 2023 CPD Awards for the award announcement and management documents.

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CLOSED:

The FY23 Implementing Crisis Intervention Teams - Community Policing Development Solicitation
closed on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 4:59 PM ET.*

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

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ABOUT THE CIT PROGRAM

Through the decades, law enforcement has made significant improvements in its responses to people experiencing mental health crises through the development of various models of crisis intervention team (CIT) training, crisis triage centers, co-response teams, and embedded mental health and behavioral services. The evolution of these approaches has improved the safety of law enforcement and people in crisis. It has also resulted in the deflection of individuals with mental health needs away from the criminal justice system and toward the services and care they need.

The goal of FY 2023 Implementing Crisis Intervention Teams solicitation is to provide funding to support the implementation of crisis intervention teams, including embedding behavioral or mental health professionals with law enforcement agencies, training for law enforcement officers and embedded behavioral or mental health professionals in crisis intervention response, or a combination of these.

Who is Eligible?


Law Enforcement Agencies

State Law Enforcement Agencies

Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies

Territorial Law Enforcement Agencies
Funding
There is approximately $11.5 million in funding available through FY23 Community Policing Development (CPD) Implementing Crisis Intervention Teams solicitation. Each award is two years (24 months) in duration for a maximum of $400,000 per award. There is no local match.
Solicitation Documents