If you're a state, local, tribal or territorial law enforcement agency then you should explore our funding opportunities. 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 grant programs some of which are available to non-law enforcement agencies, read about our current grantees' successes, and plan to apply for funding to support your community policing efforts.




  • COPS Hiring Programs (CHP):

    The opening of the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grant solicitation is on hold due to the issuance of a nationwide injunction by a U.S. District Court on April 12, 2018, regarding immigration factors that were included in the 2017 CHP solicitation. The Department has appealed this decision. CHP will remain on hold until further notice.

  • CPD Microgrants Program:

    The Field-Initiated Law Enforcement Microgrant topic area, in the 2018 Community Policing Development solicitation, has been placed on hold until further notice due to litigation and applications will not be accepted at this time. All other topic areas remain open and applications are being accepted until June 7, 2018 at 7:59 p.m. EDT.


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

STEP 1: Obtain a valid ORI number, call the COPS Office Response Center (1-800-421-6770) for assistance

STEP 2: Get a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number by calling 866-705-5711 or visiting

STEP 3: 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 4: Register at and complete form SF-424

STEP 5: Sign-up for notifications on COPS Office funding opportunities and activities

STEP 6: If applicable, update agency contacts and users in the Agency Portal.

Contact us at 800-421-6770 or for questions

*Agency Portal may also be opened through the “Account Access” tab in the upper right-hand corner of this website. Additionally, some program materials may refer to Agency Portal by the name “Account Access.”