The COPS Office announced the 2016 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grants. Learn More.
Please check back for future funding opportunities.
Details about the 2016 program:
Open to all state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies with primary law enforcement authority
Provides funding to hire and re-hire entry level career law enforcement officers
Number of officer positions equals 5% of your actual sworn force strength (up to 15 officers for agencies with a service population of less than 1 million; or, up to 25 officers for agencies with a service population of over 1 million)
75 percent of the entry-level salary and fringe benefits of each newly hired and/or rehired full-time officer, up to $125,000 per officer
Up to $137 million is available
Each grant is three years (36 months)
Addresses specific crime and disorder problems/focus areas