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Cooperative Agreement to a USA Nonprofit, For-Profit, Agency, or IHE to Implement Protective Measures for Law Enforcement Officers

Blue Alert Program


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) - Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)
CFDA Number: 16.710
Funding or PIN Number: O-COPS-2023-171720
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Important Dates
Deadline: 06/14/23 4:59 PM ET - deadline; 06/21/23 4:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreement to a USA nonprofit organization, for-profit organization, government agency, IHE, or faith-based organization to implement measures to protect law enforcement officers. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete.

The National Blue Alert Network seeks to encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States. Blue Alerts provide for rapid dissemination of information to law enforcement agencies, media, and the public to aid in the apprehension of offenders who have killed or seriously injured or pose an imminent and credible threat to law enforcement. Blue Alerts can also be issued when an officer is missing in the line of duty. Blue Alerts can be transmitted via wireless devices and through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in the same manner as AMBER Alerts.

The COPS Office administers the National Blue Alert Network. As part of its work to support the National Blue Alert Network, the COPS Office tracks shootings of officers (both fatal and non- fatal) on a monthly basis and prepares annual reports for public dissemination. The goal is to better understand the nature and frequency of incidents that could give rise to the issuance of a Blue Alert. These types of felonious shooting attacks account for nearly all situations where a Blue Alert would most likely be used. 

Under this solicitation, the COPS Office seeks applications for a project to support the COPS Office coordination efforts through:

  • Production of a short educational video to raise public awareness of the National Blue Alert Network;
  • Collection of information on officers shot in the line of duty;
  • Preparation of the annual report and other materials for the advisory group and for public dissemination.

For more information about the objectives and activities, see the following link:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
This solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations. For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Indirect Costs will not be funded.

Pre-Application Information
Application Deadline: June 14, 2023 4:59 PM ET
Application JustGrants Deadline: June 21, 2023 4:59 PM ET

All applicants should anticipate notification of funding decisions by September 30, 2023.

To submit an application, all applicants must obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number and register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and

Completing an application is a two-step process:

Applicants are first required to register via, complete the SF-424 form and the SF-LLL, and submit it through the website.

Once the SF-424 and SF-LLL have been submitted via, the applicant will complete the full application including survey questions in JustGrants.

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Estimated Size of Grant
Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $130,000

Term of Contract
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/23
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/23

Contact Information
Applications must be submitted through both and the JustGrants system. For technical assistance with, call the customer service hotline at 800-518-4726, send questions via email to, or consult the Organization Applicant User Guide at

For technical support with JustGrants, please contact JustGrants Support via e-mail at: or by phone 833–872–5175.

For programmatic assistance with the requirements of this program, please call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or send questions via email to

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