COPS Hiring Program (CHP)

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CLOSED:

The FY22 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) was closed on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 7:59 PM ET.*

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ABOUT THE CHP PROGRAM

The Fiscal Year 2022 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) is a competitive grant program designed to provide funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire additional career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.

Anticipated outcomes of the CHP program awards include engagement in planned community partnerships, implementation of projects to analyze and assess problems, implementation of changes to personnel and agency management in support of community policing, and increased capacity of agency to engage in community policing activities.

Who is Eligible?


Law Enforcement Agencies

State Law Enforcement Agencies

Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies
Funding

There is $156 million in funding available through the FY 2022 CHP. The award period of performance is five years (60 months) to allow time for recruitment and hiring. Only 36 months of officer salary is chargeable to the award. There is a local match.

Need more information on how to apply to any of our programs?


For additional assistance we encourage you to visit the How to Apply page, which includes frequently asked questions, appendices, additional fact sheets, links to webinars, and other resources.


The COPS Office is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and build trust between law enforcement and the community.