California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) is soliciting proposals for the following program: INNOVATIONS GRANT PROGRAM

Release Date: January 15, 2019 This Request for Proposal (RFP) provides detailed information and forms necessary to prepare a proposal for the POST grant funds.

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS Program Description: POST was established by the Legislature in 1959 to set minimum selection and training standards for California law enforcement. POST participation is voluntary and incentive based. Participating agencies agree to abide by the standards established by POST, as outlined in POST regulations. More than 600 agencies are designated as POST participating and are eligible to receive the Commission's services and benefits. Pursuant to California Penal Code §13509, POST has developed the Innovations Grant Program (IGP). The IGP is designed to grant funds on a competitive basis to qualified public and private entities for the purposes of fostering innovations in training and procedures for law enforcement officers, with the goal of reducing the number of officer involved shootings statewide.

Grants will be awarded to develop and deliver training and/or workshops in one of five (5) Program topic areas:

• Implicit Bias

• Use of Force and De-escalation

• Cultural Diversity and Awareness

• Community Policing

• Wellness Programs for Law Enforcement Officers

Eligibility: Grants are restricted to qualified public or private entities and include community-based non-profit organizations (California registered, 501(c)(3) organizations), law enforcement agencies, educational or law enforcement training institutions, and private for-profit organizations.

Grant Award Performance Period: April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2021

Available Funding: A total of five million dollars ($5,000,000) is allocated for grants and administration of the Program. Individual Applicants may request up to a maximum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000). Regardless of the number of program topic areas,

Grant Recipients shall be awarded no more than two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) and no less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) total. Submission Deadline: Friday, March 01, 2019. Contact us for grant assistance.

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