|Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
The COPS Office is pleased to announce this year's grant programs. Below you will find brief descriptions of the grant programs. Please note these program solicitations have not yet opened, but will be opening soon.
COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
The 2015 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) is a competitive grant program that funds the hiring or rehiring of law enforcement officers. CHP provides 75 percent of the approved entry-level salaries and fringe benefits of each newly hired and/or rehired full-time officer, up to $125,000 per officer position, over the three year (36 month) grant period.
The CHP solicitation will open in May 2015.
Community Policing Development (CPD)
The 2015 Community Policing Development (CPD) Program is a competitive grant program designed to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope. The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing.
The CPD solicitation will open in May 2015.
COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)
The 2015 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) is a competitive grant program that advances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.
The CAMP solicitation will open in May 2015.
COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF)
The 2015 Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program is a competitive grant program that assists state law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for both heroin and other opioids. AHTF funds shall be used for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.
The AHTF solicitation will open in May 2015.
COPS Anti-Gang Initiative (CAGI)
The 2015 COPS Anti-Gang Initiative (CAGI) is a competitive grant program designed to fund regional anti-gang task forces. These multi-jurisdictional partnerships must be comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to address gang activity, focusing on enforcement, prevention and education, and intervention. Although it is not a requirement, funding may be used for task forces that target gangs of national significance, disrupt gangs that are involved in human trafficking, and/or traffic methamphetamine.
The CAGI solicitation will open in May 2015.