2020 RFP Letter to Police Chiefs and Sheriffs

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January 6, 2020
Police Chiefs and Sheriffs of California
Jacob Appelsmith, Director at Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Request for Proposals
ABC Grants for Local Law Enforcement – Alcohol Policing Partnership

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is anticipating offering grants to local law enforcement agencies, subject to funding appropriation for fiscal year 2020/2021, and invites your agency to submit a proposal.

Effective July 1, 2020, the Department will award grants of up to $100,000 to local law enforcement agencies.  These grants will enable the selected agencies to expand their present efforts in addressing alcohol-related problems through a comprehensive ABC program that will encompass a wide range of strategies.  Particular consideration will be given to those agencies that identify and emphasize a strong enforcement effort toward licensed establishments that operate in a disorderly manner, create an undue burden on law enforcement services, or contribute to quality of life problems for the surrounding community.  Agencies are limited to submitting one grant per agency.

If your agency is selected, your sworn officers assigned to the project will work closely with ABC Agents and receive training in ABC law, alcohol enforcement strategies, and community resources.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) package, which contains all the information and forms you will need to prepare and submit a proposal, will be posted on the Department’s website the last week of January 2020, on our website.  Your completed RFP package must include one original and one copy.

The Department must receive all proposals by 5:00 p.m. on March 30, 2020.  Proposals received after the due date and time will be ineligible for consideration.  Carrier postmark is not sufficient if delivered after the due date.  Email and facsimile copies will not be accepted. 

A selection committee will review and evaluate all proposals that are submitted and it is anticipated that selections will be made by May 31, 2020.  Selections will be based upon the applicant’s responsiveness to the Request for Proposal and the ability to implement a project based on the program and administrative requirements.

If you should have any questions regarding this Request for Proposal, please contact:

  • Trung Vo, Supervising Agent, (657) 205-3479 or
  • Suzanne Pascual, Grant Coordinator, (916) 419-2572

We look forward to receiving your proposal and to the possibility of working with your department to reduce alcohol-related problems in your community.



Jacob Appelsmith