2020 Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Micro Grants

Deadline: March 11, 2020

Community Policing Development (CPD) Micro-grant 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, guidebooks, and promising practices that are national in scope and responsive to the solicitation topic requirements.

Applicants are invited to propose demonstration or pilot projects to be implemented in their agency that offer creative ideas to advance crime fighting, community engagement, problem solving, or organizational changes to support community policing in one of ten areas (see below).

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 Micro-grant solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing.

The 2020 CPD Micro-grant program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following sub-topic areas: (1) Hate Crimes; (2) Human Trafficking; (3) Meeting Rural Law Enforcement Challenges; (4) Officer Safety and Wellness; (5) Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention; (6) School Safety; (7) Staffing and Allocation Studies; (8) Victim-Centered Approaches; (9) Violent Crime; and (10) Youth Engagement. Detailed descriptions of each of these sub-topics are available in the application guide.

For additional information, visit the announcement and/or the COPS website.