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Community Policing Development (CPD) De-Escalation Training Solicitation Program

Cooperative Agreements with USA IHEs and Law Enforcement
Agencies to Develop and Implement De-Escalation Techniques

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)

Deadline Date:

07/21/21 7:59 PM EDT - Grants.gov deadline; 07/22/21 7:59 PM EDT - JustGrants deadline.

Description:

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Cooperative agreements with USA and territories IHEs and law enforcement agencies to develop and widely implement de-escalation techniques. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to provide law enforcement with the resources and training to be able to de-escalate situations.

Regional De-Escalation Training Centers:

The COPS Office is providing funding for regional de-escalation training centers administered by accredited institutions of higher education to collectively develop and offer a suite of de-escalation training that will be certified by a national certification program.

The regional de-escalation training centers should provide comprehensive de-escalation training to a diverse set of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in a multistate region. The final regional coverage will be determined post-award to ensure national coverage. The applicant should detail their experience and ability to provide de-escalation training and how they plan to provide onsite training at agency locations and host agencies at the center. The applicant should also describe how they plan to market their training to the broader law enforcement community within their identified region including outreach to state associations.

The regional de-escalation training centers will also collaborate with the De-Escalation National Coordinator, helping guide the development of any new training materials, sharing their existing materials, and reporting their training delivery numbers. The regional centers will be expected to serve on an advisory board for the development of an online training program, any other in-person modules, and pilot testing of all pieces of the curricula.

Requirements: https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2021AwardDocs/cpd_de_escalation/solicitation.pdf#page=7

De-Escalation State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agency Grants:

The COPS Office is providing direct grants to state and local law enforcement agencies to support their ability to build and maintain their officers’ de-escalation proficiency. Funding may be used to support attendance at nationally certified de-escalation train-the-trainer programs and to build agencies’ internal capacity to provide de-escalation training to their officers. For train-the-trainer and internally provided training, the selected training provider or curriculum will require review and approval by the COPS Office prior to delivery. Grant funding may be used to support internal training costs, including overtime and investments in Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) technology. Funding may also support the development of resources (roll-call videos, toolkits, etc.) to support agencies’ de-escalation training efforts and to promote continual learning and maintenance of skills. Deliverables developed by grant funding will be shared with the De-Escalation National Training Provider to share best practices and resources to support de-escalation training efforts nationwide.

Requirements: https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2021AwardDocs/cpd_de_escalation/solicitation.pdf#page=8

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196667

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$15,000,000

Number of Grants:

48

Estimated Size of Grant:

1) $200,000 cap per award for State, Local and Tribal De-Escalation Training Grants
2) $1,250,000 cap per award for Regional De-Escalation Training Centers
3) Additional $500,000 available for one awardee to serve as a De-Escalation National Training Provider and Coordinator.

Term of Contract:

Each award is two years (24 months) in length.

Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/21 12:00 AM

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Regional De-Escalation Training Centers subcategory is limited to accredited institutions of higher education.

The DeEscalation State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agency Grants subcategory is limited to local, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies.

To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, as of October 28, 2020, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be allocated FY 2021 DOJ discretionary grant funding, as either a recipient or a subrecipient.

Projects out of scope, Regional De-Escalation Training Centers subcategory:
- Training programs that are not focused on de-escalation skills and tactics will not be considered.
- Applicants that cannot serve more than one state will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants.gov application deadline (for SF-424): Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (7:59 PM EDT)

JustGrants application deadline: Thursday, July 22, 2021 (7:59 PM EDT)

To submit an application, all applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number and register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and Grants.gov.

Applicants are first required to register via www.grants.gov and complete an SF-424 and, if applicable, the SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying form. After submitting the SF-424, applicants will receive an email with instructions on completing the second part of the application through the JustGrants system. Applications in hard or electronic format sent via email or U.S. Mail will not be accepted.

Do not wait until the application deadline date to begin the application process. The application may take several days to complete, and if you wait until the application deadline date, you may be unable to submit your application by the deadline.

Supplemental Application Materials: https://cops.usdoj.gov/Supplemental-Applications-Materials-and-Additional-Support

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333989

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424, please call the Grants.gov customer service hotline at 800-518-4726, send questions via email to support@Grants.gov, or consult the Grants.gov Organization Applicant User Guide.

For technical support with the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) application, please contact JustGrants Support at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or 833-872-5175.

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 AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov.

CFDA Number:

16.710

Funding or Pin Number:

O-COPS-2021-75008

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