Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations Grant


The Budget Act of 2015 allocates $6,000,000 to the BSCC to administer the grant. The Budget Act provides, in pertinent part: The Board of State and Community Corrections shall provide grants to local law enforcement for programs and initiatives intended to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve, including, but not limited to, providing training for front-line peace officers on issues such as implicit bias; funding for research to examine how local policing services currently are being delivered; assessing the state of law enforcement-community relations; comparing the status quo with the best practices in the policing profession; and receiving recommendations for moving forward, including the identification of policing models and operational options to improve policing; problem-oriented policing initiatives such as Operation Ceasefire; restorative justice programs that address the needs of victims, offenders, and the community; behavioral health training and any one-time costs associated with implementing, expanding, and maintaining a program designed to capture peace officer interactions with individuals in the community.

Grant Intent

The Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations Grant is intended to fund collaborative law enforcement-community approaches that aim to improve, strengthen, establish or reestablish positive meaningful relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Current Grantees
FY 2015-16 Project Funding and Summaries - PDF


Past Requests for Proposal (RFP)
FY 2015-16 Strengthening Grant RFP - PDF


Past Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
FY 2015-16 Strengthening Grant FAQ - PDF


Executive Steering Committee Roster - PDF

Bidders Conference

Bidders Conferences were held February 22, 2016 at the Board of State & Community Corrections and February 23, 2016 at the Los Angeles Police Department Deaton Hall Auditorium. If you would like to view the recorded version of the February 22 Conference in Sacramento, please click here