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Distance Learning Grant Program

Program Description

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has developed the Distance Learning Grant Program (DLGP) pursuant to the California State Budget Act of 2020. POST recognizes distance learning as a powerful tool that provides opportunities for readily accessible high-quality training that is delivered more efficiently and effectively. The DLGP is designed to award funds on a competitive basis to fully develop and facilitate the delivery of quality training and increase equitable access to high-quality learning experiences using distance learning technologies.

Training and workshops must address issues in one of the five (5) program areas listed below.

  1. Use of Force and De-escalation
  2. Implicit Bias and Racial Profiling
  3. Community Policing
  4. Cultural Diversity (to include identification and investigation of crimes motivated by bias)
  5. Organizational Wellness (to include public safety dispatchers and other relevant support staff)


Governmental entities and non-profit law enforcement educational institutions, to include community colleges and universities in the California State University and University of California systems, are eligible to submit applications for DLGP funding.

Grant Award Performance Period

October 15, 2020 through June 30, 2021

Available Funding

A total of five million dollars ($5,000,000) is allocated for grants and administration of the program. Applicants may request up to a maximum of three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) per program topic area.

Application Due Date

August 3, 2020