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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
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.
Community Policing Development (CPD) Accreditation program 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.
The FY23 CPD Accreditation has three open solicitations:
- Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities - for the support and enhancement of existing law enforcement accreditation bodies to facilitate the ability of agencies to become accredited.
- Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation - to support law enforcement agencies seeking accreditation. Under this solicitation, the COPS Office will fund costs related to obtaining accreditation from an existing law enforcement accreditation entity.
- Accreditation Resources and Implementation Support - for the development of a national marketing program and provision of technical assistance in support of law enforcement accreditation, especially agencies that have been funded under the COPS Office Law Enforcement Agencies Seeking Accreditation program.
History of Funding
2021 grantees can be seen at https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2021AwardDocs/cpd/Award_List.pdf
COPS Office Success Stories can be viewed at: https://cops.usdoj.gov/granteesuccessstories
Unallowable costs include, but are not limited to:
- Civilian base salary for the following positions: Administration (e.g., director or program head); Clerical (e.g., secretary or administrative assistant); Accounting (e.g., controller or bookkeeper); Procurement (e.g., purchasing director or stockroom clerk); and Housekeeping and maintenance (e.g., custodial and janitorial, repairman, or grounds keeper);
- Maintenance and/or service contracts that extend the life of the award period (multiyear contracts and extended warranties are allowable but must be paid in full within the award period);
- Body armor;
- Body worn cameras; and
- Bulletproof vests and accessories.
Eligibility varies by program:
- Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities - Eligible applicants are existing accreditation entities.
- Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation - Eligible applicants are local, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies.
- Accreditation Resources and Implementation Support - Eligible applicants are for-profit organizations, non-profit organizations, community groups, faith-based organizations, and institutions of higher education.
Applicants are to submit a SF-424 and SF-LLL to Grants.gov by May 8, 2023 at 4:59 PM ET. Full applications are to be submitted to JustGrants by May 15, 2023, at 4:59 PM ET. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.
Funding varies by program:
- Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities - $2,000,000 is available for seven awards of up to $300,000.
- Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation - $5,530,000 is available for 28 awards of up to $250,000 for large agencies and $160,000 for small and rural agencies.
- Accreditation Resources and Implementation Support - $250,000 is available for one award.
Cost sharing/matching is not required. Project periods will extend for 24 months, starting October 2, 2023.
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