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Community Policing Development

THE FY 2013 CPD SOLICITATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Community Policing Development Overview

Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope. The 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.

Community policing is a philosophy that promotes 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 crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. Community policing is comprised of three key components:

Partnerships

Collaborative partnerships between the law enforcement agency and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police.

Organizational Transformation

The alignment of organizational management, structure, personnel, and information systems to support community partnerships and proactive problem solving.

Problem Solving
The process of engaging in the proactive and systematic examination of identified problems to develop effective responses.

The 2013 CPD grant program has been established to fund projects related to one of the following topic areas:

The CPD program is open to all public governmental agencies, profit and non-profit institutions, universities, community groups, and faith-based organizations. Proposals should be of national relevance, significantly advance the field of community policing, and demonstrate an understanding of community policing as it pertains to the application topic. Initiatives that primarily or solely benefit one or a limited number of law enforcement agencies or other entities will not be considered for funding. The project narrative portion of the application is limited to 20 pages (maximum), double-spaced, 12-point font.

New for this year, the COPS Office is offering a separate CPD program for Microgrants for Law Enforcement Agencies, the purpose of which is to highlight innovative and experimental community policing projects in state, local, tribal, campus, and/or other law enforcement agencies. Projects developed under this solicitation should be innovative in their approach to enhancing the community policing activities of the applicant's agency and be replicable and of potential relevance and interest to other jurisdictions. Proposed projects should be for demonstration or pilot projects that enhance partnership development, improve problem-solving activities, and/or support organizational changes that support community policing efforts. Creative and innovative ideas are strongly encouraged.

The Microgrants for Law Enforcement Agencies solicitation is open to all state, local, tribal, campus, and/or other law enforcement agencies. Proposals should demonstrate an understanding of community policing and present innovative, replicable community policing initiatives.

Completing an application under the CPD Program is a two-step process. Applicants are first required to register via www.grants.gov and complete an SF-424, submitting it through the grants.gov website. Once the SF-424 has been submitted via grants.gov, the COPS Office will send an invitation e-mail to the applicant with instructions on completing the remainder of the CPD application through the COPS Office Online Application System. If you have not renewed your COPS Office Account Access information, contact the COPS Office Response Center at AskCOPSRC@usdoj.gov or 800.421.6770. An application is not considered submitted until both of these steps are completed.

Primary Steps Required to Complete Application

Completed?

If necessary, request an ORI through the COPS Office Response Center at AskCOPSRC@usdoj.gov or 800.421.6770.

 

If you have not renewed your COPS Office Account Access information since February 8, 2011, contact the COPS Office Response Center at AskCOPSRC@usdoj.gov or 800.421.6770.

 

Register with grants.gov/Confirm registration

 

Obtain a DUNS number/Confirm DUNS number

 

Register with System for Award Management (SAM) database / Confirm SAM number

 

Complete SF-424 on grants.gov
Funding Numbers:

  • For CPD: COPS-Community Policing Development-Application-2013
  • For Microgrants for Law Enforcement Agencies: COPS-Microgrants for Law Enforcement Agencies-Application-2013

 

Upon receipt of e-mail from COPS Office confirming successful submission of grants.gov application, complete remainder of application on COPS Office Online Application System.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banner: FY 2013 Community Policing Development Application Materials

Community Policing Development Application Guide Icon: PDF Document
Community Policing Development FAQ's
COPS FY2013 Budget Application Guide: Community Policing Development
Submitting an Application Using Grants.gov Icon: PDF Document
Access the Grants.gov registration instruction manual here Icon: PDF Document
COPS Application Attachment to SF-424 Icon: PDF Document

Banner: FY 2013 Community Policing Development Application Materials

Microgrants for Law Enforcement Agencies Application Guide Icon: PDF Document
Microgrants for Law Enforcement Agencies FAQ's
COPS FY2013 Budget Application Guide: Community Policing Development
Submitting an Application Using Grants.gov Icon: PDF Document
Access the Grants.gov registration instruction manual here Icon: PDF Document
COPS Application Attachment to SF-424 Icon: PDF Document

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