|Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
FY 2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
The COPS Hiring Program – Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 COPS Hiring Program will open in mid- to late May to eligible applicants. Through this competitive program, the COPS Office will provide funding to hire police officers, with additional consideration for the hiring of police officers to focus on selected community policing issues. Applicants may request funds to hire new officers, rehire recently laid-off officers, or maintain officers scheduled to be laid-off. Read more...
FY 2014 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) is now closed. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is offering funding through Purpose Area #1: Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP) Hiring and Equipment/Training. We anticipate funding to be made available through Tribal grant programs administered by COPS to improve public safety and enhance community policing in federally recognized Tribal jurisdictions with established law enforcement agencies. Purpose Area #1 is designed to expand the implementation of community policing and meet the most serious needs of law enforcement in Tribal communities 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 basic equipment and training to assist in the initiation or enhancement of Tribal community policing efforts. Read more...
FY 2013 Community Policing Development (CPD)
The COPS Office is pleased to announce Community Policing Development (CPD) grants for approximately $8.5 million. Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used 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. Read more...
With updates to the COPS Grant Management System, there are new instructions for accepting your COPS Grant Award. Your COPS Grant Award Package will be available electronically on the COPS Agency Portal by early October. The Law Enforcement Executive (Program Official) and Government Executive (Financial Official) must sign the Award Document to officially accept the grant. Once your COPS Grant Award Package is available you will have 90 days from the date listed on the notification of approval to sign and submit the Award Document. For step-by-step instructions on setting up your User Account and E-Signature please refer to the Grants Management User Manual below. If you have any questions or require assistance, you may reach out to the COPS Office Response Center or your Grant Program Specialist at 1.800.421.6770 or askCopsRC@usdoj.gov.