Community Policing Development (CPD) Accreditation Program

Posted: June 8, 2021

Deadline: July 21, 2021

Grantor: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

Additional Information

The Fiscal Year 2021 Community Policing Development (CPD) Accreditation Program 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.

Applicants are invited to propose projects in one of the following subcategories:

  • Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation - Establishment of accreditation entities in states that do not have an accreditation body (open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations)
  • Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities - Support and enhancement of existing law enforcement accreditation bodies to facilitate the ability of agencies to become accredited (open to existing accreditation bodies only)
  • Supporting Tribal Agency Accreditation - Support accreditation bodies in assisting tribal law enforcement agencies through the accreditation process (open to existing accreditation bodies only)
  • Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation – Support to law enforcement agencies seeking accreditation (Open to local, state, tribal and territorial law enforcement agencies only)

Eligibility

  • Unless otherwise noted, this solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.
  • The Addressing Gaps in State Accreditation subcategory is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.
  • The Supporting Tribal Agency Accreditation and Enhancing Existing Law Enforcement Accreditation Entities subcategories are limited to any existing accreditation entity.
  • The Supporting Law Enforcement Agencies in Seeking Accreditation subcategory is limited to local, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies. For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must forego any profit or management fee.
  • The Supporting Tribal Agency Accreditation and Support for Accreditation Associations subcategories applicant eligibility is limited to any existing accreditation entity.

Program Contact
For programmatic assistance with the requirements of this program, please call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or send questions via email to AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov.

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