Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies by providing guidance on promising practices through the development and testing of innovative strategies; building knowledge about effective practices and outcomes; and supporting new, creative approaches to preventing crime and promoting safe communities.
With this funding, the COPS Office supports projects that allow for the identification and expansion of promising practices and produces knowledge products that follow the principles of good guidance:
In FY2021, CPD funds may be used to support the following topic areas:
COPS Office Success Stories can be viewed at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/granteesuccessstories
Unallowable costs include, but are not limited to:
For a more extensive list, please see the official program guidance at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2021AwardDocs/cpd_cit/solicitation.pdf
Eligible applicants are all state and local law enforcement agencies, Federally Recognized Indian tribes and their public agencies, public governmental agencies, for-profit agencies, nonprofit agencies, institutions of higher education, and community groups and faith-based organizations.
Applicants are to submit a SF-424 and SF-LLL to Grants.gov by July 7, 2021, at 7:59 PM EDT. Full applications are to be submitted to JustGrants by July 8, 2021, at 7:59 PM EDT. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.
Up to $10,000,000 is available in total funding for FY2021. Award amounts vary by topic area -
Cost sharing/matching is not required. Project periods will extend for 24-months, starting October 1, 2021.