Community Policing Development (CPD) Program


The Community Policing Development (CPD) Program closed on June 7, 2018, at 7:59 p.m. EDT

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CPD Microgrants Program Hold Notice

The Field-Initiated Law Enforcement Microgrant topic area, in the 2018 Community Policing Development solicitation, has been placed on hold until further notice due to litigation and applications will not be accepted at this time. All other topic areas remain open and applications are being accepted until June 7, 2018 at 7:59 p.m. EDT.

The Fiscal Year 2018 Community Policing Development (CPD) Program is a competitive solicitation, open to all public governmental agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Community Policing Development (CPD) 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 2018 CPD program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective community policing strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement and community partners, increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using proven community policing practices and institutionalize community policing practice in routine business.

Up to $10 million is available through this year's program, and all awards are subject to the availability of funds.

The 2018 CPD program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  • Incorporating Community Policing into Contemporary Broken Windows Theory Applications
  • Supporting First Amendment Rights: The Community Policing Approach
  • Partnerships to Address Labor Trafficking
  • Online Law Enforcement Training
  • Supporting First-Line Supervisors
  • Field-Initiated Law Enforcement Microgrants
    • Peer Support for Officer Safety and Wellness
    • Human Trafficking
    • Hate Crimes
    • Recruitment and Hiring
    • Incident-Specific After-Action Reviews
    • Child and Youth Engagement
  • Open Topic Area
  • Tribal Training and Technical Assistance

Proposals should be responsive to the topic selected, significantly advance the field of community policing, and demonstrate an understanding of community policing as it pertains to the application topic. Unless otherwise indicated, initiatives that primarily or solely benefit one or a limited number of law enforcement agencies or other entities will not be considered for funding. Applicants must identify specific program goals that will be directly accomplished if awarded CPD funding.

Detailed descriptions of each of these topics are available in the application guide.

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

For more information about the CPD program, please call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or visit the COPS Office online at