Community Policing Development Accreditation Solicitation: Promoting organizational strategies

Community Oriented Policing Services
Last date: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
United States

Detailed Description

The Community Oriented Policing Services is seeking applications for its Community Policing Development Accreditation Solicitation to promote organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as violent crime, nonviolent crime, and fear of crime.

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.


With this funding, the COPS Office supports 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

Focus Areas

The 2021 CPD program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following subcategory areas:

  • Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation
  • Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities
  • Supporting Tribal Agency Accreditation
  • Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation

Funding Information

  • Anticipated Number of Awards: 51
  • Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $150,000.00
  • Period of Performance Duration (Months): 24
  • Anticipated Total Amount to be Awarded Under Solicitation: $5,000,000.00
  • Additional Information
  • $100,000 cap per award for State Accreditation Entities,
  • $100,000 cap per award for Enhancing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities,
  • $150,000 for one award Tribal Accreditation Entity and
  • $75,000 cap per award for State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement Agency Grants to Support Accreditation Efforts

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation subcategory is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.
  • The Supporting Tribal Agency Accreditation and Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities subcategories are limited to any existing accreditation entity.
  • The Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation is limited to local, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies.
  • For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must forgo any profit or management fee.


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