"Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope. The COPS [Community Oriented Policing Services] Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing. […] The 2015 CPD program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following topic areas: (1) Microgrant Initiative for Law Enforcement; (2) Critical Response Technical Assistance; (3) Community Policing Emerging Issues Forums; (4) President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing Field Initiated Projects; (5) Collaborative Reform Initiative Program Evaluation; and (6) Invitational Initiative. There is up to $4 million in CPD funds, and the COPS Office aims to fund numerous projects. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law. Funding is limited, and we expect this solicitation to be very competitive."
United States Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services: http://www.usdoj.gov/