Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices.
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COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing.
The 2017 CPD program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following topic areas:
(1) Cooperative Partnerships with Federal Law Enforcement to Combat Illegal Immigration; (2) Field Initiated law Enforcement Micro Grants; (3) Officer Safety and Wellness Resources; (4) Enhancing Officer Safety Through Increased Respect for Police; (5) Critical Response Technical Assistance; (6) Online Training Curriculum Development; (7) Preparing for Active Shooter Situations; and (8) Invitational Applications.
There is up to $11 million in CPD and Active Shooter funds, subject to the availability of funding, and the COPS Office aims to fund numerous projects.
All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.
Funding is limited, and we expect this solicitation to be very competitive.
The COPS Office may make some awards from the CPD solicitation in the form of a cooperative agreement, which is the funding instrument used if the COPS Office anticipates ongoing substantial involvement in award activities.
Cooperative agreement recipients will be responsible for day-to-day project management but should expect direct oversight and collaboration by the COPS Office in implementing the award.
Examples of substantial federal involvement may include, but are not limited to, participating in the selection of key recipient personnel; providing feedback on deliverables before publication; approving all conference-related costs prior to obligation; and redirecting the work as appropriate.