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U.S. Department of Justice: Community Policing Development

Deadline: May 28, 2019

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 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.

The CPD program supports demonstration 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

The 2019 CPD program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Building Bridges between Law Enforcement and Youth – Applicants will develop, identify, and collect innovative strategies and promising practices on improving law enforcement interactions with youth
  2. Increasing the Capacity for Change Through the Implementation of Innovative Recruitment Strategies – Applicants will assist law enforcement agencies through technical assistance and new resources on improving their recruitment programs
  3. Designing a Public and Officer Safety Dashboard – Applicants will develop and test an adaptable public and officer safety dashboard
  4. Protecting Youth Through the Implementation of School Safety Recommendations – Applicants will partner with a group of law enforcement agencies to implement recommendations from recent school safety studies and to document implementation lessons learned
  5. Translating Crime Reduction Best and Emerging Practices for Small and Rural Agencies – Applicants will translate crime reduction best and promising practices into actionable strategies for small and rural agencies
  6. Building a Campaign to Improve the Reporting of Hate Crimes – Applicants will develop a nationwide campaign for hate crime reporting
  7. Improving Law Enforcement Coordination and Information Sharing in Response to Endangered Youth – Applicants will develop, test, and deploy a system that will improve law enforcement coordination and information sharing in response to endangered youth
  8. Innovative Uses of Technology to Address Crime – Applicants will identify and document crime reduction strategies that currently make use of law enforcement technology
  9. Emerging Issues Forums – Applicants will convene two forums of leaders in the law enforcement field on topics of emerging importance to law enforcement
  10. Training for Law Enforcement: Developing New Skill Building Courses to Advance Public Safety – Applicants will focus on the development or piloting (or both) of new or existing online, in-person, or mixed-mode training course(s)
  11. Blue Alert Network Support – Applicants will assist in National Blue Alert Network coordination efforts by collecting information on law enforcement officers shot in the line of duty and preparing the annual report, as well as other materials, for both the advisory group and public dissemination
  12. Open Category – This topic area offers opportunities for the development, documentation, and distribution of information and the implementation of these innovative policing strategies by the applicant
  13. Invitational Applications – This topic area is invitational only under the FY 19 CPD program

Amount: Approximately $6,000,000 is available to make awards dependent upon topic area, as follows:

  1. Building Bridges between Law Enforcement and Youth – One or more awards of up to $200,000 each will be made
  2. Increasing the Capacity for Change Through the Implementation of Innovative Recruitment Strategies – Up to one award of up to $500,000 will be made
  3. Designing a Public and Officer Safety Dashboard – Up to one award of up to $500,000 will be made
  4. Protecting Youth Through the Implementation of School Safety Recommendations – Up to one award of up to $500,000 will be made
  5. Translating Crime Reduction Best and Emerging Practices for Small and Rural Agencies – Up to one award of up to $400,000 will be made
  6. Building a Campaign to Improve the Reporting of Hate Crimes – Up to one award of up to $200,000 will be made
  7. Improving Law Enforcement Coordination and Information Sharing in Response to Endangered Youth – Up to one award of up to $300,000 will be made
  8. Innovative Uses of Technology to Address Crime – Up to one award of up to $300,000 will be made
  9. Emerging Issues Forums – Up to one award of up to $250,000 will be made
  10. Training for Law Enforcement: Developing New Skill Building Courses to Advance Public Safety – Up to two awards of up to $500,000 each will be made
  11. Blue Alert Network Support – Up to one award of up to $100,000 will be made
  12. Open Category – Multiple awards will be made for a total of up to $600,000

Eligibility: All public governmental agencies, for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314035

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