The Fiscal Year 2021 Community Policing Development (CPD) 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. The Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) program is for expansion of the use of crisis intervention teams in order to embed mental and behavioral health services with law enforcement, as well as the development of training programs.
The COPS Office welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any other entities carrying out the federal award must be identified as proposed subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the awards, including administering the funding and managing the entire project. The terms and conditions of the federal award are also applicable to subrecipients.
The 2021 CPD program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following subcategory areas:
- Implementation of Crisis Intervention Teams
- Crisis Intervention Training Provider
- The Implementation of Crisis Intervention Teams subcategory applicant eligibility is limited to local, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies.
- The Crisis Intervention Training Provider subcategory applicant eligibility 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.
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.