The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services FY2020 Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants program helps develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies by providing funding to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies. With this funding, they can 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. Applicants are invited to propose demonstration or pilot projects to be implemented in their agency that offer creative ideas to advance crime-fighting, community engagement, problem-solving, or organizational changes to support community policing in 1 of 10 areas. These areas can include rural law enforcement challenges, officer safety and wellness, victim-centered approaches, youth engagement, and hate crimes.
Learn more and apply. Applications are due March 11 by 7:59 p.m. ET.