Despite interest in the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) and Community Policing Development Microgrants Initiative, both programs have been on hold while a lawsuit made its way through Federal court. Law Enforcement Agencies like yours have been waiting for over a year for a resolution on these programs.
However, according to a notice from the COPS Office, the lawsuit has been resolved.
Here are the 3 most important things for you to know right now:
- Both programs are expected to open for applications in the next few weeks
- Programs will be open for applications for approximately 60 days
- The COPS Office expects to announce awards in December
We’ll keep you posted on updates and when your agency can apply for these programs.
Here’s the full announcement from the COPS Office:
The COPS Office is pleased to announce that we will soon be opening applications for both the 2018 and 2019 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) and the Community Policing Development Microgrant Initiative. On Friday, July 12, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Department of Justice in the City of Los Angeles v. William P. Barr, Attorney General, lifting the nationwide injunction on CHP and the Microgrants. The COPS Office plans to open solicitations for both the 2018 and 2019 funding in the coming days. Once the solicitations are open and we’re ready to receive applications, we’ll send an additional notice with links to all of the appropriate materials.
The solicitations will be open for approximately 60 days and we expect to announce awards in December.
Please stay tuned for additional details and do not hesitate to contact the COPS Office Response Center at 1-800-421-6770 if you have any questions.
We at First Responder Grants are keeping a close eye and will let you know when these programs open. Want to know how these programs could help your agency? Get in touch