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Innovations Grant Program

Request for Proposals (RFP)

The final filing deadline for the third round of funding has been extended.

A third round of funding is now available under the IGP Program For the most recent RFP, please refer to the Request for Proposal (RFP) (pdf) under "Download Grant Documents."

Please note, this round of funding is only available to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations, as outlined in the RFP. 

Submission Deadlines and Process

One original and two copies of the proposal must be delivered to POST by the date and time below. Submission options are either postmarked or hand-delivered to the address below, by 5:00 pm on March 6, 2020.

Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
860 Stillwater Road, Suite 100
West Sacramento, California 95605
Attn: Innovations Grant Program

In addition to the hard copy submissions, applicants must submit an electronic copy to POST via the IGP Electronic Submission Form.

Program Description

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has developed the Innovations Grant Program (IGP). The IGP is designed to grant funds on a competitive basis to qualified public and private entities for the purposes of fostering innovations in training and procedures for law enforcement officers, with the goal of reducing the number of officer-involved shootings statewide.

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

  1. Implicit Bias
  2. Use of Force and De-escalation
  3. Cultural Diversity and Awareness
  4. Community Policing
  5. Wellness Programs for Law Enforcement Officers


For the second round of funding, grants are restricted to qualified community-based non-profit organizations (California registered, 501(c)(3) organizations). 

Grant Award Performance Period:
April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021

Available Funding:
A total of five million dollars ($5,000,000.00) is allocated for grants and administration of the program.  Individual applicants may request up to a maximum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00). Regardless of the number of project areas, grant recipients shall be awarded no more than two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00) and no less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) total. 

Program Guidelines, Documents, and Forms

Program guidelines, documents, and forms are available under Download Grant Documents.

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