Innovations Grant Program
Request for Proposals (RFP)
The Innovations Grant Program application period is now open. Documents and forms are available to the right of this page.
In addition to the application dates identified in the RFP, applicants must submit one electronic copy of their completed application to this website, using the IGP Electronic Application Submission page.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A list of frequently asked questions and responses are available online.
Technical questions about the grant and RFP should be directed to the Program Manager at RFPQuestions-Innovative-Grants@post.ca.gov
Please be advised that submitted questions, and the responses, will be made publicly available under the FAQs page.
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.
- Implicit Bias
- Use of Force and De-escalation
- Cultural Diversity and Awareness
- Community Policing
- Wellness Programs for Law Enforcement Officers
Grants are restricted to qualified public or private entities and include community-based non-profit organizations (California registered, 501(c)(3) organizations), law enforcement agencies, educational or law enforcement training institutions, and private for-profit organizations.
Grant Award Performance Period:
April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2021
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.
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Program Guidelines, Documents, and Forms
Program guidelines, documents, and forms are available to the right of this page.
POST hosted two public meetings to solicit input, feedback, or comments on the development and administration of the Innovations Grant Program (IGP). Meeting information, including dates, times, locations, and minutes are available below.
- Meeting #1- Golden West College
- Meeting #2- POST Headquarters