Community-Police Relations Grants Program Request for Proposals is Now Open

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For Immediate Release: April 21, 2016

Community-Police Relations Grants Program Request
for Proposals is Now Open


(COLUMBUS) –The Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) is now accepting applications for the Ohio Community-Police Relations Grant Program. Grant recipients can receive up to $40,000 to fund initiatives designed to improve relationships between communities and law enforcement agencies serving them.

To be considered, applications must be submitted online through the OCJS Grants Management System by 5 p.m. on May 18, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. OCJS will prioritize programs and practices that are deemed to be evidence-based. 

Examples of programs include community policing initiatives, training, juvenile mentoring programs, education and awareness tools, and evidence-based policing strategies.

OCJS plans to host a voluntary Grant Bidder’s Training to discuss the application process and provide detailed information that will be useful in preparing an application. The bidder’s trainings will be held via webinar April 27, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Registration for the webinar is limited and required. Visit to register.

For more information on Ohio Community-Police Relations Grant Program, please visit the OCJS website.


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For additional information, contact:

China Dodley at (614) 466-2551