Community Policing Development (CPD) Program
The Fiscal Year 2019 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.
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 2019 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 $6 million is available through this year’s program, and all awards are subject to the availability of funds.
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 FY19 CPD 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 www.cops.usdoj.gov.
If you need to renew your COPS Office Account Access information, contact us at AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov or 800-421-6770.