Community Policing Development (CPD) Program


The FY20 Community Policing Development (CPD) Program was closed at 7:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

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The Fiscal Year 2020 Community Policing Development (CPD) 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.

This solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit institutions, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

The 2020 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
  • Institutionalize community policing practice in routine business

Detailed descriptions of eligibility, topic areas, and additional solicitation information are available in the CPD Application Guide.

Up to $5.6 million is available through this year’s program, and all awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law. Each award is two years (24 months) in length. There is no local match.

COPS Office Community Policing Development Topics

The 2020 CPD program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  • Law Enforcement Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Program Toolkit
  • Recruiting the Next Generation of Officers and Deputies
  • Promising Practices in Law Enforcement Victim Support
  • Rural Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Managing High-Risk Law Enforcement Vehicular Pursuits
  • Implementing Successful Faith-Based Partnerships
  • Police Academy Innovations
  • Public Safety Implications of Driving Automation Systems for Motor Vehicles
  • Open Category

Detailed descriptions of each of these topics are available in the CPD Application Guide. 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

*Please note: Agency Registration requires your agency’s ORI; if you do not have it, you may Request Your ORI. To apply for any federal funding, applicants must have a DUNS number and have an active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Applicants must update or renew their SAM registration annually to maintain an active status.

If you need to renew your COPS Office Account Access information, contact us at or 800-421-6770.


  • Application Guide
    This application guide includes general information on the administrative and legal requirements governing the COPS Office CPD program as well as detailed program-specific information.
  • Application Checklist
    Use this checklist to ensure all required elements of your application are included and completed correctly.
  • User Guide
    This user guide is a summary of the application guide and should be used as a quick reference guide to applying for the program.
  • Fact Sheet
    This fact sheet provides quick reference information on the CPD program.
  • Change of Information Form and Instructions
    This change of information form may be used to make any changes or corrections to the law enforcement and/or government executives in the COPS Office Agency Portal system.
  • Agency Portal User Manual
    This user manual contains step-by-step guidelines for setting up new users, e-signatures, and various processes in the COPS Office Agency Portal system.
  • Training
    This training information provides further guidance on COPS Office training requirements.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Questions? Please contact the COPS Office Response Center at or 800-421-6770.

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For Additional Assistance
For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424, please call the customer service hotline at 800-518-4726, send questions via email to, or consult the Organization Applicant User Guide at The Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

COPS Agency Portal Account
The COPS Office Agency Portal, located at, is where we manage your organization’s contacts. For new contacts you will need to set-up an account as a user, assign them the appropriate role (law enforcement executive (LE)/program official (PO), government executive (GE)/ financial official (FO), or contact and enable their electronic signature or reset your password.

Detailed instructions on how to manage your contacts are included in the Agency Portal User Manual located on the COPS Office website at You may also use the change of information form and provide to the COPS Office Response Center via email at or fax to 202-616-8594.

Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number
To verify your DUNS number, please call 866­-705-5711 or visit

Programmatic Assistance
For programmatic assistance with the requirements of this program or with submitting the application through the COPS Office Online Application System, please call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or send questions via email to The COPS Office Response Center operates Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, except on federal holidays.

System for Award Management (SAM) database
Information about registration procedures can be accessed at