Agency: Justice Dept. (Community Oriented Policing Services, COPS); Program: Community Policing Development Program (CFDA Number 16.710) (Funding Opportunity Number: COPS-COMMUNITY-POLICING-DEVELOPMENT-2016); Eligibility: Governmental agencies, for-profit and nonprofit institutions, institutions of higher education, community groups and faith-based organizations; Funding: Multiple awards up to $500,000 each (no match required); Deadline: June 1.
Summary: CPD grants support innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks and best practices with a national scope. Children and homeless projects have won grants in the past. The Nat’l Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, received a $400,000 award and the City of Salt Lake City, received a $47,000 grant for homeless outreach. Projects must look at how to help minority students and stem the over-representation of minority youth and youth in the juvenile justice system. Grants also fund violence reduction strategies for school and campus safety. Applicants are encouraged to start at the DOJ online Resource Center at www.cops.usdoj.gov