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Grant opportunities: COPS Hiring Program & Community Policing Development


The COPS Office is pleased to announce that the following two grant funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications:

COPS Hiring Program (CHP)

The 2020 COPS Hiring Program is a competitive grant program designed to advance public safety through community policing by addressing the full-time sworn officer needs of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies nationwide. CHP provides funds directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new or rehire existing career law enforcement officers and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. All local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies that have primary law enforcement authority are eligible to apply.

Applications are due by March 11, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Please click here for more information on the 2020 COPS Hiring Program.

Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants Program

The 2020 Community Policing Development Microgrants Program is a competitive grant program designed to advance the practice of community policing by providing funding to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies. Applicants are invited to propose demonstration or pilot projects to be implemented in their agency that offer creative ideas to advance crime fighting, community engagement, problem solving, or organizational changes to support community policing in one of the following ten areas:

  1. Hate Crimes

  2. Human Trafficking

  3. Meeting Rural Law Enforcement Challenges

  4. Officer Safety and Wellness

  5. Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention

  6. School Safety

  7. Staffing and Allocation Studies

  8. Victim-Centered Approaches

  9. Violent Crime

  10. Youth Engagement

Applications are due by March 11, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Please click here for more information on the 2020 Community Policing Development Microgrants Program.

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