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  • Writer's pictureKristin Cooper

COPS Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants Program

The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is pleased to announce approximately $2.2 million in grant funding through the COPS Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants Program to advance innovative community policing projects across the country.

CPD Microgrants Program funds are used to develop the capacity of local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies to implement community policing strategies. Applicants were 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 the following areas:

  • 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

Links to the full list of CPD Microgrants Program grant awardees and today’s press release are provided below. For additional information, please visit the COPS Office website grants page or contact the COPS Office Response Center at

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