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Peace Officer Standards and Training Launches Innovations Grant Program

The Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Innovations Grant Program (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 will address issues in one of the five program areas: Implicit Bias; Use of Force and De-escalation; Cultural Diversity and Awareness; Community Policing; and Wellness Programs for Law Enforcement Officers.

A total of $5 million is allocated for grants and administration of the program and individual applicants may request up to a maximum of $200,000. Grants will be restricted to qualified public or private entities and include community-based non-profit organizations, law enforcement agencies, educational or law enforcement training institutions and private for-profit organizations. Funding applications are due March 1, 2019.

Public meetings 

POST will be hosting two public meetings on December 10 and 12, 2018 to solicit input, feedback or comments on the development and administration of the IGP. Meeting information, including times, locations and access information is located on the POST Innovations Grants webpage and the meeting notice is located on the Cal OES website.

Questions regarding the Grant Program may be directed to POST Senior Consultant Andrew Mendonsa at (916) 227-2510.

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