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COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) logoThe CHRP Program is Now Closed!

Thank you for your interest in the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP). The application was open from March 16, 2009 through April 14, 2009, and is now closed. Based on the number of applications received, the COPS Office anticipates CHRP to be highly competitive. In the coming weeks, the COPS Office will be reviewing applications and all applicants will be notified whether they will receive CHRP grant funding no later than September 30, 2009. For more information, click here.

New FAQ for CHRP Applicants with Fiscal Years Starting July 1

Have a Question? You might find your answer by clicking here!

If you need assistance, you may call 1(800)421-6770 between 9:00am and 5:00pm Eastern Time. From July 28 to August 5th, the hours of operation will be extended to 8:00am-6:00pm Eastern Time. Because of the high volume of phone calls, we encourage you to send your questions to us via e-mail at either or

Quick Overview

The COPS Hiring Recovery Program funding is in addition to $2.76 billion in preventing and controlling crime and $225 million to combat violence against women. For more information on CHRP and additional Department of Justice grant program opportunities, including the Byrne JAG Program, click below:

To learn about the Department of Justice's implementation of the Recovery Act, visit

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