Funding Alert: Collaborative Reform Initiative Program Grant
New Grant Funding Opportunity for Eligible Entities
Collaborative Reform Initiative Program Grant Overview
The Collaborative Reform Initiative (CRI) Program encompasses three components offering expert services to state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies, ranging in scope and complexity at the voluntary request of agencies. This continuum of services is designed to build trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve; improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness; enhance officer safety and wellness; and develop and disseminate evidence-based, promising, and innovative public safety practices.
Collaborative Reform Initiative Grant Solicitation
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Collaborative Reform Initiative Program is seeking applications for the Critical Response and Organizational Assessment components of the Collaborative Reform Initiative. This solicitation is not seeking applicants for the operation of the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC).
The COPS Office is seeking applications from eligible organizations that can support either Critical Response or Organizational Assessments. The COPS Office will make two awards from this solicitation, one for Organizational Assessment and the other for Critical Response. These programs are distinct, and applicants must clearly identify which program they are applying for. Applicants may submit proposals for both programs; however, separate proposals will need to be submitted for each program. Furthermore, applicants should be aware that they are unlikely to be selected for both programs.
Collaborative Reform Initiative Grant Funding Amount
There is approximately $6 million in funding available through the FY 2022 CRI solicitation. Each award is two years (24 months) in duration. The COPS Office is looking to make the following two competitive awards:
- Organizational Assessments - $5,000,000
- Critical Response - $1,000,000
There is no local match.
Collaborative Reform Initiative Grant Eligibility
The following types of entities are eligible for the Collaborative Reform Initiative Grant:
- For Profit (Commercial) Organizations
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Institutions of Higher Education
How to Apply for the Collaborative Reform Initiative Grant
FY22 Collaborative Reform Initiative (CRI) Program will close on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 4:59 PM ET.*
Applications will be submitted in a two-step process, each with its own deadline.
STEP 1: Register online with www.sam.gov to obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)
and www.grants.gov to complete the Grants.gov application package.
GRANTS.GOV APPLICATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2022 (7:59 PM ET).
STEP 2: Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.
JUSTGRANTS APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2022 (4:59 PM ET).