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Grant opportunities: Community Oriented Policing Services


Update: The COPS Office has extended the solicitation deadline for several open grant programs due to the potential impact of jurisdictional emergency responses to COVID-19 that may cause reasonable delays for applicants.  The following program deadlines have been extended:

  1. Deadline Extended from March 31 to April 14

  2. Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

  3. Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

  4. Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program

  5. Tribal Resources Grant Program–Technical Assistance (TRGP-TA)

  6. Deadline Extended from April 8 to April 22

  7. COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

  8. COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

  9. Deadline Extended from April 8 to April 29

  10. School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

For detailed information about our solicitations, please visit the COPS Office website.

The COPS Office has announced that the following four grant funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications:

Community Policing Development (CPD) Program The 2020 Community Policing Development program is a competitive grant program designed to advance the practice of community policing 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 2020 CPD program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Law Enforcement Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Program Toolkit

  2. Recruiting the Next Generation of Officers and Deputies

  3. Promising Practices in Law Enforcement Victim Support

  4. Rural Law Enforcement Training Center

  5. Managing High-Risk Law Enforcement Vehicular Pursuits

  6. Implementing Successful Faith-Based Partnerships

  7. Police Academy Innovations

  8. Public Safety Implications of Driving Automation Systems for Motor Vehicles

  9. Open Category

The CPD solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations. Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 Community Policing Development program.


Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program The 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, and implementation of promising practices related to peer mentoring mental health and wellness programs.  The 2020 LEMHWA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Peer Support Implementation Projects

  2. National Peer Support Program for Small and Rural Agencies

  3. LEMHWA Coordinator Assistance Provider

The LEMHWA solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program.


Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program

The 2020 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations program is a competitive grant program that provides funding for scenario-based training that prepares officers and other first responders to safely and effectively handle active-shooter and other violent threats.  The 2020 PASS program will fund an applicant to train at least 20,000 first responders through scenario-based, multi-disciplinary training classes.

The PASS solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations. Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations program.


Tribal Resources Grant Program – Technical Assistance (TRGP-TA) Program The 2020 Tribal Resources Grant program – Technical Assistance program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to support tribal law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance efforts around community policing topics.  The 2020 TRGP-TA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Cold Cases and Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons

  2. Developing an Alaskan Law Enforcement Recruitment Strategy

The TRGP-TA solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations. Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 Tribal Resources Grant Program – Technical Assistance program.

The COPS Office has also announced that the following three grant funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications:


School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

The 2020 COPS Office School Violence Prevention Program is a competitive program that provides funding directly to States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and its public agencies to be used to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs.  Up to $50 million is available for this program.

Applications are due by April 8, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 School Violence Prevention Program.


COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

The 2020 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program is a competitive grant program that advances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.  Up to $13 million is available for this program.

Applications are due by April 8, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program.


Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

The 2020 Anti-Heroin Task Force program is a competitive grant program that assists state law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for both heroin and other opioids.  AHTF funds must be used for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, or other opioids, or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.  Up to $35 million is available for this program.

Applications are due by April 8, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 Anti-Heroin Task Force program.

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