COPS Safer Outcomes Program

Posted: May 31, 2024

Deadline: July 23, 2024

Grantor: US DOJ Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Additional Information

The Safer Outcomes: Enhancing De-Escalation and Crisis Response Training for Law Enforcement program seeks to promote safe outcomes during police encounters with persons in crisis through relevant training. Supported training programs must address one or more of the following areas of focus.

  1. De-escalation tactics and alternatives to use of force
  2. Safely responding to an individual experiencing a mental or behavioral health or suicidal crisis
  3. Safe encounters with individuals with disabilities
  4. Successfully participating on a crisis intervention team
  5. Making referrals to community-based services and support

Awards under this solicitation will be made to law enforcement agencies seeking to implement training and related supports on this topic. Training is supported for law enforcement officers, support personnel employed by law enforcement agencies, and mental health professionals working on crisis intervention teams as employees of a law enforcement agency or under a legal agreement with a law enforcement agency.

Key Documents


There is no local match required.

How to Apply

There are two deadlines:

  •  Deadline:  July 23, 2024 4:59  PM  ET  
  • JustGrants  Deadline:  July 30, 2024 4:59  PM  ET 


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

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