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October 2018 | Volume 11 | Issue 10

The COPS Office is pleased to announce 2018 award funding for 3 grant programs: CTAS, CPD and SVPP:

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
The COPS Office just announced the FY2018 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) awards to support community policing officers, equipment, and training needs for tribal law enforcement agencies.  The award, which includes funding for 23 officers, is part of the Department of Justice award more than $113 million to improve public safety, serve victims of crime, combat violence against women, and support youth programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. CTAS funding helps tribes develop and strengthen their justice systems’ response to crime, while expanding services to meet their communities’ public safety needs.

Community Policing Development (CPD)
On September 24, 2018, the FY2018 Community Policing Development (CPD) awards were announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a presentation in Birmingham, Alabama.  The $5.95 million in awards will be used for law enforcement technical assistance, training, and demonstration projects that positively impact public safety and crime reduction efforts.  The 27 CPD award projects cover a range of important community policing topics, including officer wellness and safety, police-youth engagement, support for first-line supervisors, responding to drug-endangered children, partnerships to address labor trafficking, and improving the public understanding of police roles, risks, and responsibilities.

School Violence Prevention Program
The COPS Office announced the first School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) awards on October 2, 2018 to 91 state, local and tribal jurisdictions for almost $25 million to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs.  The grant program was established earlier this year by the 2018 Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (STOP) and funding will be used for law enforcement coordination and training; deterrence hardware such as metal detectors and locks; and notification technology.

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