As the leading community policing experts at the U.S. Department of Justice, we've invested over $14 billion in community policing since Congress established our office in 1994.

We invite you to learn about our various funding opportunities, read about our current award recipient successes, and plan to apply for funding to support your community policing and public safety efforts.

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In order to apply for COPS Office funding, please prepare by taking the following actions:

STEP 1: Ensure active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) database (registration must be updated or renewed annually to maintain an active status)
**ALERT: You must submit a notarized letter appointing the authorized Entity Administrator before your registration will be activated. This requirement now applies to both new and existing entities. (

STEP 2: Register at and complete form SF-424

STEP 3: Sign-up for notifications on COPS Office funding opportunities and activities


Important: Revised Guidance Impacting Your DOJ COPS Grant Award

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