Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants Program

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The FY22 Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants Program will close on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 7:59 PM ET.*

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ABOUT CPD MICROGRANTS PROGRAM

The Fiscal Year 2022 Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants Program funds are used to develop law enforcement’s capacity to implement community policing strategies by providing funding to local, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies. When properly applied, community policing improves the identification and prioritization of community problems; builds trust and relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve; and enables an agency to build a culture toward accountability, transparency, open communication, and mutual trust.


Community Violence Intervention

The COPS Office will provide funding to develop and enhance programs that engage the community in violence reduction efforts including street outreach, violence interrupters, hospital-based interventions, group violence interventions, and other strategies that provide wraparound services to communities. Special consideration will be given to programs that develop or enhance gun violence interventions. Agencies should identify a list of activities and strategies based on prior research and best or promising practices. Applicants should clearly source each activity and strategy in the application. Agencies are encouraged to partner with institutions of higher education, community groups, other criminal justice stakeholders, and the general public on project activities.

Community Violence Intervention Resources


Officer Recruitment and Retention

The COPS Office seeks demonstration or pilot projects with creative methods for recruitment and retention that include quantitative measures of success. Applicants should identify a list of activities and strategies based on prior research and best or promising practices. Applicants should clearly source each activity and strategy in the project narrative. A variety of objectives can be proposed to achieve the project goal(s) and may involve agency personnel and resources as well as community partners.

Officer Recruitment and Retention Resources


Hate Crimes and Domestic Extremism

The COPS Office will provide funding to develop or enhance programs that aid in the prevention of and response to hate crimes and domestic extremism. Agencies are encouraged to partner with institutions of higher education, community groups, other criminal justice stakeholders, and the general public on project activities.

Hate Crimes and Domestic Extremism Resources


Underserved Populations

The COPS Office will provide funding to develop or enhance programs that meet the needs of these and other underserved populations. The application should identify the population(s) that will be the target audience for the project activities and how the agency determined that audience. Agencies are encouraged to partner with institutions of higher education, community groups, other criminal justice stakeholders, and the general public on project activities

Underserved Populations Resources


Building Trust and Legitimacy with the Community

The COPS Office will provide funding to law enforcement agencies seeking to develop or enhance programs that focus on building trust and legitimacy between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The COPS Office will give special consideration to projects that support underserved communities including projects focusing on youth.

Building Trust and Legitimacy with the Community Resources


Who is Eligible?


Law Enforcement Agencies

State Law Enforcement Agencies

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and their Public Agencies

Territorial Law Enforcement Agencies
Funding
There is approximately $5 million in funding available through FY 2022 in funding for multiple awards available through the FY 2022 CPD Microgrant program. Each award is one year (12 months) in length. There is no local match..

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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.