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Innovations Grant Program

Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Innovations Grant Program application period has now closed.

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Program Synopsis

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


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

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 to the right of this page.

Public Meetings

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.