NOW OPEN: The COPS Office is pleased to announce that the Community Policing Development (CPD) Micro

The Fiscal Year 2020 Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants program is a competitive solicitation, open to all local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies. Time is short - contact us now for grant writing review and assistance.

Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants program funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies by providing funding to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies. 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 text box below).

The 2020 CPD Microgrants program will fund projects related to the following subtopic areas:

  • Hate Crimes

  • Human Trafficking

  • Meeting Rural Law Enforcement Challenges

  • Officer Safety and Wellness

  • Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention

  • School Safety

  • Staffing and Allocation Studies

  • Victim-Centered Approaches

  • Violent Crime

  • Youth Engagement

The 2020 CPD Microgrants program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective community policing strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement and community partners, increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using proven community policing practices, and institutionalize community policing practice in routine business.

Proposals should be responsive to the topic selected, significantly advance the field of community policing, and demonstrate an understanding of community policing as it pertains to the application topic. Applicants must identify specific program goals that will be directly accomplished if awarded CPD Microgrants funding.

Detailed descriptions of each of these topics are available in the FY20 CPD Microgrants application guide.

All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

For more information about the CPD program, please call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or visit the COPS Office online at

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