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June 2017 | Volume 10 | Issue 6

The COPS Office FY17 funding solicitation is currently open and approximately $165 Million in grants are available to support crime prevention; increase community policing capacities; and provide training, technical assistance and support to state, local and tribal law enforcement across the country.  COPS Office funding opportunities include a new project solicitation:

Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program

Up to $7.5 million is available to training providers who can offer scenario-based, cross-disciplinary active shooter training to law enforcement and other first responders.  In addition, the program funding provides for supplemental resources to help officers maintain vital but perishable skills - including tactical medicine and managing exposure to trauma – through scenario libraries and e-learning modules.   For more information, please see COPS Office Grants and Funding or call our response center.

State, local and Tribal Law Enforcement agencies are encouraged to apply for the following funding opportunities:

COPS Hiring Program (CHP)

Approximately $137 million in funding is available for FY 2017 CHP. CHP provides funding to hire and re-hire entry-level career law enforcement officers in order to preserve jobs, increase community policing capacities and support crime prevention efforts.  Additional consideration is giving to agencies who hire veterans and also agencies who focus on problem areas: Violent Crime, Homeland Security Problems, and Illegal Immigration.

COP Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

Approximately $10 million in funding is available to state law enforcement agencies with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures that have primary authority over state seizures of heroin and other opioids and use the funds for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.

COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) Program

Approximately $7 million in funding is available to state law enforcement agencies authorized by law or by a state agency to engage in (or to supervise) anti-methamphetamine investigative activities.  Awarded funds must be used to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine (including precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine traffickers).

State, local and tribal law enforcement, public governmental agencies, profit and nonprofit institutions, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations are encouraged to apply for the following funding opportunity:

Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

Approximately $3.5 million in funding is available to advance community policing through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope and responsive to the solicitation topics. Applicants may select from the following topic areas and can apply under multiple topics:

  • Cooperative Partnerships with Federal Law Enforcement to Combat Illegal Immigration
  • Field Initiated law Enforcement Microgrants
  • Officer Safety and Wellness Resources
  • Enhancing Officer Safety Through Increased Respect for Police
  • Critical Response Technical Assistance
  • Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS program)
  • Online Training Development

For more information about these funding opportunities or to apply, please visit the COPS Grants and Funding webpages or call our response center at 800-421-6770.

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