Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program

CLOSED:

The FY20 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program was closed at 7:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

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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.

PROGRAM DOCUMENTS

  • Application Guide
    This application guide includes general information on the administrative and legal requirements governing the COPS Office PASS program as well as detailed program-specific information.
  • Application Checklist
    Use this document 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 PASS 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.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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

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For Additional Assistance

Grants.gov
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.

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 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.