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Community Policing Development (CPD) Tolerance, Diversity, and Anti-Bias Online Training Program

Cooperative Agreement with a USA Agency, IHE, Nonprofit,
or For-Profit for Diversity Training for Law Enforcement

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

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


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Cooperative agreement with a USA or territories agency, tribe, nonprofit or for-profit organization, IHE, or community group to create and trial an online diversity course for law enforcement. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The COPS Office seeks an applicant to deliver in-person and develop and pilot an online tolerance, diversity, and anti-bias training program that encompasses cultural sensitivity components such as ethnic and racial bias; gender bias; sexual orientation and gender identity bias; cultural diversity; and law enforcement interaction with people with disabilities, people with mental illness, and English language learners. The applicant should be an organization with well-established experience in training law enforcement personnel and criminal justice professionals in this area.

Applicants should propose the delivery of in-person and the development of online training for delivery through the COPS Training Portal that improves the knowledge and behaviors of law enforcement in the areas of diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, and the nature of collaborative partnerships. The training should also improve officers’ practical skills in partnership development and related trust-building activities and initiatives. Law enforcement should emerge from the training with an increased awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion and with improved knowledge and skills to most effectively conduct outreach to their communities. The COPS Office anticipates the provider will train a minimum of 5,000 law enforcement personnel.

The project description should also address the following:

  • Present a plan to build a greater understanding of tolerance, diversity, and anti-bias in the law enforcement field nationwide.
  • Assist law enforcement in developing the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors that allow local law enforcement to advance public safety.
  • Implement a national training program that will reach a minimum of 5,000 law enforcement personnel through both classroom and online training delivered through the COPS Training Portal.
  • Demonstrate prior success in delivering in person training that effects behavior change and discuss how the online training program will track and measure both knowledge gain and behavior change.

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GrantWatch ID#: 196669

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Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $1,800,000

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

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Projects out of scope:
- Applicants that cannot provide national level training to a minimum of 5,000 law enforcement personnel will not be considered.
- Training programs that are not focused on tolerance, diversity, and anti-bias will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information: 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

Applicants are first required to register via 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.

Please note that applicants may submit multiple applications, but you must submit a separate application for each project.

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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 customer service hotline at 800-518-4726, send questions via email to, or consult the Organization Applicant User Guide.

For technical support with the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) application, please contact JustGrants Support at 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

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