Hire full-time sworn Law Enforcement Officers
Funding Opportunity Number: COPS-HIRING-PROGRAM-APPLICATION-2020
CFDA Number(s): CFDA 16.710
Grant Deadline: Applications are due by March 11, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT
Increase community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts
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.
What this grant does for your agency
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.
- Funds as many positions as possible for successful applicants; however, the number of officer positions requested by an agency may be reduced based on the availability of funding and other programmatic considerations.
- Provides 75 percent of the approved entry-level salaries and fringe benefits of each newly hired and/or rehired full-time officer, up to $125,000 per officer position, over the three year (36 month) grant period.
- Requires you to identify a specific crime and disorder problem/focus area and explain how CHP funding will be used to implement community policing approaches to that problem/focus area.
Agencies awarded the DoJ 2020 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) receive funds to recruit and hire law enforcement officers.
Approximately $400 million in funding is available for FY 2020 CHP.
Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.
All local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies that have primary law enforcement authority are eligible to apply.
For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines.
About the COPS Office
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation’s state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources. More
Grant applications are due no later than 7:59 p.m. EST, Mar. 11, 2020.