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The LEO Network and Police Grant Writing envisioned a resource center that provides law enforcement agencies what they need to increase their odds of winning grant awards: accurate information and guidance to help agencies find and apply for grants. The resource center provides a listing of grants made available to law enforcement agencies and frequently asked questions related to grant announcements and grant applications. It is now easier than ever to find available grants for law enforcement agencies.
The AHTF program advances public safety by making competitive grants to State law enforcement agencies in States with high per capita rates of primary treatment admissions, for the purpose of locating or investigating illicit activities, through Statewide collaboration, relating to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, or carfentanil, or relating to the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.
The goal of CAMP is to provide funding to State law enforcement agencies in states with high seizures of precursor chemicals, finished methamphetamine, laboratories, and laboratory dump seizures for the purpose of locating or investigating illicit activities, such as precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine traffickers.
Community Policing Development Microgrants Program: Community Violence Intervention Resources
The COPS Office will provide funding to develop and enhance programs that engage the community in violence reduction efforts including street outreach, violence interrupters, hospital-based interventions, group violence interventions, and other strategies that provide wraparound services to communities.
Community Policing Development Microgrants Program: Implementing Crisis Intervention Teams
The COPS Office will provide grants directly to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies for the creation or expansion of crisis intervention teams and to embed mental and behavioral health services with law enforcement agencies so they can better respond to individuals in crisis in the community.
Community Policing Development: Accreditation Resources and Implementation Support
The COPS Office will fund a provider to develop a national marketing program and provide technical assistance in support of law enforcement accreditation. Marketing resources, such as multimedia presentations, webinars, and outreach campaigns, should focus on the importance of accreditation. Provider should also plan to provide technical assistance in the form of a community of practice for COPS Office Law Enforcement Agencies Seeking Accreditation grantees.
Community Policing Development: Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation
Under this solicitation, the COPS Office seeks to establish accreditation entities in states that currently do not have a state accreditation program. Funding will be used in the establishment of a new state accreditation entity. Applicants should develop a strategy that is customized for their state’s needs and that supports their law enforcement agencies.
Community Policing Development: Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities
mission to engage law enforcement agencies in the accreditation process. Applicants should develop a multifaceted approach by focusing on activities such as providing technical assistance to agencies, defraying or underwriting accreditation costs, investing in a better infrastructure for accreditation processes, improving customer service, marketing, expanding access, reducing costs, and developing user-friendly policy templates.
Community Policing Development: Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies Seeking Accreditation
Under this solicitation, the COPS Office will fund costs related to agencies obtaining law enforcement accreditation from an existing state or national law enforcement accreditation entity. The awards will fund expenditures including civilian employee salaries, sworn officer overtime, contracts for staff, accreditation fees, policy management software, office supplies, and costs associated with internal training for personnel as well as any other expenses directly related to an agency’s ability to successfully obtain accreditation.
Continuation and Expansion of Regional De-Escalation Training Center
Through this solicitation, the COPS Office is providing funding for the continued support and expansion of a network of regional de-escalation centers, The centers should be administered by accredited institutions of higher education and be able to provide nationally certified de-escalation training opportunities for law enforcement in a multistate region.
This is a single solicitation that allows Tribal Governments to apply for seven different grant programs from four different funding agencies. Information on these different grant programs is provided in the grant solicitation that is linked.
This program furthers the COPS Office’s goal of advancing public safety through community policing by funding additional full- time career law enforcement positions to meet law enforcement agencies’ community policing strategies.
Plan and execute convenings with thought leaders in law enforcement on critical topics that are impacting the field and the development of resources highlighting promising practices addressing these emerging issues that can be shared with the broader law enforcement community.
Critical Topics: Innovations in Recruitment, Retention, and Workforce Diversification
Develop or deliver tolerance, diversity, and anti-bias training programs that encompass cultural sensitivity components such as respect, acceptance, and appreciation of different groups’ identities (e.g., ethnic, racial, sexual orientation and gender); cultural diversity; and law enforcement interaction with people with disabilities, people with mental illnesses, and English language learners. Applicants may propose the development or delivery of classroom or online training, or a combination of both. If online is proposed, applicants should plan for deployment via the COPS Training.
Through this solicitation, the COPS Office will provide grant funding to support whole agency training efforts in de-escalation, implicit bias, and duty to intervene, including overtime to participate in training programs and support for training officers to attend nationally certified train-the-trainer programs in these topic areas. Funding can also be used to support use of force data analysis; after-action reviews; the development of internal marketing and promotional materials, policies, and procedures that encourage a de-escalation mindset; and other organizational change efforts that work toward the creation of a culture of deescalation within an agency. Funded agencies will have the opportunity to participate in an ongoing community of practice with other COPS Office awardees
The COPS Office seeks a provider who can train at least 20,000 first responders nationwide over the course of the award through scenario-based, multidisciplinary training classes. The training should be available to any jurisdiction in the U.S. and delivered in the desired location of the requesting agency, to include law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS).
The goal of the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) is to improve security at schools and on school grounds through the implementation of evidence-based school safety programs and technology. SVPP awards will contribute to this goal by funding projects which include funding of civilian personnel to serve as coordinators with local law enforcement, training for local law enforcement officers, purchase and installation of certain allowable equipment and technology, and other measures to significantly improve school security
The Tribal Resources Grant Program- Technical Assistance (TRGP-TA) funds are used to support tribal law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance efforts around community policing topics. The FY22 TRGP–TA 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.