How To Apply

On this page, you will find frequently asked questions, appendices, fact sheets, links to webinars, and other resources to help you apply for COPS Office funding. For more information on COPS Office programs, visit our Grants page.


Process for Applying to COPS Office Solicitations

This document will provide potential applicants with information on the process for Applying to COPS Office Solicitations.

Application Process

COPS Office Solicitation Tips Video

This video will provide potential applicants with information on how to prepare to apply, start and complete an application, tips for success and where to find resources.

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The JustGrants team facilitates weekly sessions providing an opportunity for users to receive topic-specific training, direct technical assistance and support on JustGrants system functionality.

Two sessions may be especially useful for applicants:

  • Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application Training
  • Entity Management Virtual Q&A
  • Award Acceptance Virtual Q&A
  • Post-Award Management Virtual Q&A

Register for any of these on the Training: Virtual Q & A Sessions page.

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424—and if applicable, the SF-LLL—please call the customer service hotline at 800-518-4726, send questions via email to, or consult the Organization Applicant User Guide at The Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

Visit the JustGrants website or contact the JustGrants Service Desk at or 833-872-5175. JustGrants Service Desk operates 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern time (ET) Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET on Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. Get started by checking out the application process resources in JustGrants.

DOJ Grants Financial Guide
Refer to the DOJ Grants Financial Guide to learn about the laws, rules, and regulations that affect the financial and administrative management of DOJ awards.

Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP)
Contact the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) OCFO Customer Service Center at or 800-458-0786. The U.S. Department of the Treasury organizes ASAP webinar trainings on a regular basis. Please refer to the ASAP website for more information on ASAP-related training and resources.

System for Award Management (SAM) database
Information about registration procedures can be accessed at

Programmatic Assistance
For programmatic assistance with the requirements of this program or with submitting the application through the COPS Office Online Application System, call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or send questions via email to The COPS Office Response Center operates Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, except on federal holidays.