The COPS Office has extended the application deadline for FY20 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) program from March 31, 2020 to April 14, 2020 at 7:59 p.m. EDT.
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Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) funds are used to increase law enforcement and public safety by providing funds for scenario-based training that prepares officers and other first responders to safely and effectively handle active-shooter and other violent threats. The 2020 PASS program will fund projects that will provide training to meet the goal of the 2016 Protecting Our Lives by Initiating COPS Expansion (POLICE) Act in offering “scenario-based, integrated response courses designed to counter active shooter threats or acts of terrorism against individuals or facilities.”
The 2020 PASS program is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.
There is up to $8.6 million in funding available through the FY 2020 PASS program. Each award is two years (24 months) in length. There is no local match.
COPS Office Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program Topic
The 2020 PASS program will fund an applicant to train at least 20,000 first responders through scenario-based, multidisciplinary training classes.
Detailed description of the PASS program is available in the application guide.
For Additional Assistance
For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424, please call the Grants.gov customer service hotline at 800-518-4726, send questions via email to support@Grants.gov, or consult the Grants.gov Organization Applicant User Guide at https://www.grants.gov/help/html/help/Applicants/GrantApplications.htm. The Grants.gov 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 https://portal.cops.usdoj.gov/, 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 https://portal.cops.usdoj.gov. You may also use the change of information form and provide to the COPS Office Response Center via email at AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov or fax to 202-616-8594.
Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number
To verify your DUNS number, please call 866-705-5711 or visit www.dnb.com/us.
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 AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov. 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 www.sam.gov.