Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants Program

Posted: July 22, 2019

Deadline: September 26, 2019

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

CPD Microgrant 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 2019 CPD Microgrants program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective community policing strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement and community partners, increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using proven community policing practices, and institutionalize community policing practice in routine business.

Up to $2.3 million is available through this year’s program, and all awards are subject to the availability of funds.

The 2019 CPD Microgrants program will fund projects related to the following subtopic areas:
  • Hate Crimes
  • Human Trafficking
  • Meeting Rural Law Enforcement Challenges
  • Officer Safety and Wellness
  • Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention
  • School Safety
  • Staffing and Allocation Studies
  • Victim-Centered Approaches
  • Violent Crime
  • Youth Engagement
The Fiscal Year 2019 Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants program is a competitive solicitation, open to all local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Program Contact
For more information about the CPD program, please call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or visit the COPS Office online at

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