Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/31/2023

FY23 Critical Topics -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) Critical Topics 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

Deadline: May 15, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

This solicitation is open to all for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Amount Description

Emerging Issues Forums: One award, up to $300,000

Innovations in Recruitment, Retention and Workforce Diversification: One award, up to $400,000

Tolerance, Anti-Bias and Diversity Training: Four awards, up to $700,000 each

Funding Type