Community Policing Development: Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Online Training


The FY21 Community Policing Development (CPD) Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Online Training Program was closed at 7:59 p.m. EDT on July 22, 2021

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The Fiscal Year 2021 Community Policing Development (CPD) Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Online Training Program funds are used to develop and pilot an online tolerance, diversity, and anti-bias training and deliver in the classroom.

Community Policing Development (CPD) Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Online Training Program solicitation is open to all:

Public Government Agencies

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and their Public Agencies

For Profit (Commercial) Organizations

Non-Profit Organizations

Institutions of Higher Education

Community Groups

Faith Based Organizations

Proposals should be responsive to the category, significantly advance the field of community policing, and demonstrate an understanding of community policing as it pertains to the application topic. Initiatives that primarily or solely benefit one or a limited number of law enforcement agencies or other entities will not be considered for funding. Applicants must identify specific program goals that will be directly accomplished if awarded CPD funding.

The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. Law enforcement plays a vital role in each of these areas, through developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with all segments of their communities, and working in partnership with those communities to provide effective crime prevention, intervention, and response services and resources. For all Fiscal Year 2021 COPS Office grant solicitations, applicants should consider these priorities when applying for COPS Office funding to advance community policing, and address these strategic planning priorities within their applications as applicable.

There is approximately $2 million in funding available through this FY 2021 CPD program. Each award is two years (24 months) in length. There is no local match.

How to Apply

Applicants are first required to register via and complete an SF-424 and, if applicable, the SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying form. After submitting the SF-424, applicants will receive an email with instructions on com¬pleting the second part of the application through the JustGrants system. Applications in hard or electronic format sent via email or U.S. Mail will not be accepted.


  • Solicitation Guide
    Download and use this guide to complete the application process in JustGrants. The solicitation guide will provide general information on the administrative and legal requirements governing the COPS Office CPD Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Online Training program as well as detailed program-specific information
  • CPD Pre-Award Fact Sheet
    This fact sheet provides quick reference information on the Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Online Training program.
  • Related COPS Office Publications
    For more information about our efforts to fight hate crimes, visit Hate Crime Resources | COPS OFFICE (, which includes with resources like the Stop Hate & Build Inclusion flash drive and Improving the Identification, Investigation, and Reporting of Hate Crimes. For available training, please visit the COPS Training Portal.

All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

For additional assistance we encourage you to visit the Supplemental Application Materials Page, where you will find frequently asked questions, appendices, additional fact sheets, links to webinars, and other resources.