For 2013 grant recipients your COPS Grant Award Package is available electronically on the COPS Agency Portal. Your Grant Award Package on the COPS Agency Portal includes an official congratulatory letter, an Award Document, a Financial Clearance Memo, and the terms and conditions of your grant award. For step-by-step instructions on setting up your User Account and E-Signature on COPS Agency Portal to review your Grant Award Package please refer to the Grants Management User Manual. Additional information about accepting and managing COPS grants and program-specific instructions and resources are available in the general award package information below.
2013 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
The COPS Office is pleased to announce the awarding of 266 FY 2013 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grants for approximately $127 million.
In FY 2013, the COPS Office focused on three priority areas for additional consideration:
School Resource Officers
Applicants who requested officer positions in order to deploy school resource officers (SROs) received additional consideration for FY 2013 CHP funding. Grantees will be required to submit contact information for each school partner, where they intend to deploy the SROs, and to provide a Memorandum of Understanding between the CHP grantee and the school partner. 144 agencies received funding for a total of 370 school resource officer positions. 2013 SRO Grantees
To access specific resources about school safety and the role of law enforcement in a school setting, please visit our Supporting Safe Schools page.
Under FY 2013 CHP, new hire officer positions are not required to be military veterans, as under FY 2012 CHP. However, as the COPS Office supports the Attorney General's commitment to hiring military veterans whenever possible, applicants who committed to hiring or rehiring at least one military veteran under CHP received additional consideration for FY 2013 CHP funding. As in FY 2012, a military veteran hire must have served on active duty for a period of at least 180 days, any part of which occurred on or after September 11, 2001. 152 agencies received funding to hire or rehire at least one military veteran using CHP funding, for a total of 336 veterans.
To access specific resources to recruit and hire military veterans, please visit our Vets to Cops page.
Homicide and Gun Violence
The COPS Office supports the Attorney General's priority goal of reducing violent crime, especially if gun related. Applicants who chose “Homicide” or “Gun Violence” as a problem area in their 2013 CHP application received additional consideration for CHP funding. These grantees are required to continue to address their problem area throughout the life of the grant. 48 agencies selected either “Homicide” or “Gun Violence” as their jurisdiction's problem area, and received funding to hire 319 officers to address these problems.
2013 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
In 2013, through the CTAS program, COPS made 86 awards in the amount of $26,342,389 to Tribes or Tribal consortia to support the hiring and equipment and training needs of Tribal jurisdictions. Under CTAS, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) offered funding through Purpose Area #1: Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP) Hiring and Equipment/Training. Purpose Area #1 is designed to expand the implementation of community policing and meet the most serious needs of law enforcement in Tribal Nations through a broadened comprehensive program. The funding can be used to hire or re-hire career law enforcement officers and Village Public Safety Officers as well as procure basic equipment and training to assist in the initiation or enhancement of Tribal community policing efforts.
Tribal Law Enforcement Community Policing Resources
The COPS Office is pleased to announce the availability of a variety of training opportunities specifically for recipients of the COPS Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP) and the tribal community. The COPS Office provides training and technical assistance (TTA) to implement and enhance justice system efforts, particularly in the Tribal law enforcement field. For more information, please click here on Tribal Law Enforcement Community Policing Resources.