Community Policing Development: Promoting Access to Crisis Teams (formerly CIT)

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The FY24 Promoting Access to Crisis Teams - Community Policing Development Solicitation (formerly CIT program)
was closed on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 4:59 PM ET.*

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Through the decades, law enforcement has made significant improvements in its responses to people experiencing mental health crises through the development of various models of crisis intervention training, crisis triage centers, co-response teams, and embedded mental health and behavioral services. The evolution of these approaches has improved the safety of law enforcement and people in crisis. It has also resulted in the deflection of individuals with mental health needs away from the criminal justice system and toward the services and care they need.

The goal of FY 2024 Promoting Access to Crisis Teams solicitation is to provide funding to support the implementation of crisis intervention teams, including embedding behavioral or mental health professionals with law enforcement agencies, training for law enforcement officers and embedded behavioral or mental health professionals in crisis intervention response, or a combination of these.

Who is Eligible? 

Law Enforcement Agencies

State Law Enforcement Agencies

Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies

Territorial Law Enforcement Agencies


There is approximately $4 million in funding available through FY24 Community Policing Development (CPD) PACT (CIT) solicitation. Each award is two years (24 months) in duration for a maximum of $400,000 per award. There is no local match.

Solicitation Documents 

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