School-based Projects Can Win Support through Community Policing Grants

Justice Dept logoAgency: 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

Info: (NOFA), or the COPS Office Response Center Phone: 800.421.6770.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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