Collaborative Reform Initiative: Organizational Assessment and Critical Response Solicitation

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office, is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding for the FY 2023 Collaborative Reform Initiative: Organizational Assessment and Critical Response Solicitation. The solicitation is competitive and open to all eligible entities.

Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as violent crime, nonviolent crime, and fear of crime.

The Collaborative Reform Initiative Continuum of Services is designed to build trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve; improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness; enhance officers safety and wellness; and develop and disseminate evidence-based, promising, and innovative public safety practices.

The Organizational Assessment program is the most comprehensive form of technical assistance on the COPS Office Continuum of TA Services. This program provides a proactive, nonadversarial vehicle for law enforcement agencies to work with the DOJ to ensure fair, impartial, and effective policing for the communities they serve. It is not intended to substitute patterns or practice investigations or formal consent decrees. Rather, it builds on the past successes of the COPS Office’s original Collaborative Reform Model while introducing program enhancements to increase collaboration, community involvement, and the timeliness of these engagements.

Deadline: May 17, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

This solicitation is limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, and institutions for higher education. For-profit (as well as other recipients) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 17, 2023