Opening soon: COPS Hiring Program (CHP) and Community Policing Development Microgrants


Big news!

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:

  1. Both programs are expected to open for applications in the next few weeks
  2. Programs will be open for applications for approximately 60 days
  3. 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

Walgreens Community Grant Program


Increase Community Health & Provide Emergency Relief

Grant Website & Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

Since its founding in 1901, Walgreens Co. and its employees have recognized the connection between strong communities and good business. The Walgreens motto, “The Pharmacy America Trusts,” reflects the company’s belief in ethical business practices and their respect for the dedication of Walgreens employees in improving the quality of life in their communities. As Walgreens grows, and brings stores to new markets and new neighborhoods, the company also brings a tradition of supporting the health needs of patients. Because Walgreens cannot support every worthy program, they have developed guidelines to help eligible nonprofit organizations understand our priorities, values, and limitations.

What this grant does for your agency

Organizations seeking funding should have a specific focus on improving:

  • Access to health and wellness in their community
  • Pharmacy education programs and mentoring initiatives
  • Civic and Community outreach
  • Emergency and Disaster Relief

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded. Award amount not specified, but requests should be under $10,000.

Grant Eligibility

You must be an IRS 501(c)(3), nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.

About Walgreens

As the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2011 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens ( vision is to become America’s first choice for health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides nearly 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 7,919 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.

Grant Deadline

Grant applications may be submitted on an ongoing basis.


Apply for Walgreens Community Grants