Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/31/2023

FY23 Continuation and Expansion of Regional De-Escalation Training Centers - Community Policing Development Solicitation

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office, https://cops.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding for the COPS Office FY 2023 Community Policing Development (CPD) program. 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.

Under this solicitation, the COPS Office seeks to support projects that allow for the identification and expansion of promising practices and produces knowledge products that follow the principles of good guidance:

  • Quality-driven, with an emphasis on action statements to drive promising practices and reduce variations in performance
  • Evidence-based, with recommendations that are consistent with the weight of the best available evidence identified through systematic review
  • Accessible, with clear language and manageable lengths that are appropriate and relevant for the law enforcement field
  • Memorable, to encourage immediate actions or aid for the complex situations law enforcement professionals face

Through this solicitation, the COPS Office is providing funding for the continued support and expansion of a network of regional de-escalation centers, The centers should be administered by accredited institutions of higher education and be able to provide nationally certified de-escalation training opportunities for law enforcement in a multistate region.

Deadline: May 15, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

This solicitation is open to institutions of higher education.

Amount Description

Continuation and Expansion of Regional De-Escalation Training: Multiple awards, up to $750,000 each

Funding Type