SVPP, CAMP, AHTF: Apply for 3 COPS Police Grants by Apr. 8, 2020

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The COPS Office has announced that the following 3 grant funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications:

School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

The 2020 COPS Office School Violence Prevention Program is a competitive program that provides funding directly to States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and its public agencies to be used to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs.  Up to $50 million is available for this program.

Applications are due by April 8, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 School Violence Prevention Program.

COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

The 2020 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program is a competitive grant program that advances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.  Up to $13 million is available for this program.

Applications are due by April 8, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program.

Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

The 2020 Anti-Heroin Task Force program is a competitive grant program that assists state law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for both heroin and other opioids.  AHTF funds must be used for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, or other opioids, or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.  Up to $35 million is available for this program.

Applications are due by April 8, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2020 Anti-Heroin Task Force program.

Apply for these 4 COPS Police Grants by Mar. 31, 2020

Police grant programs open for Community Policing, Mental Health, Active Shooter Situations Prep, and Tribal Technical Assistance

Law Enforcement Agencies, it is go time for some major police grant programs! Apply for any of the 4 DoJ COPS office law enforcement grants below by Mar. 31, 2020:

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

Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

The 2020 Community Policing Development program is a competitive grant program designed to advance the practice of community policing by providing guidance on promising practices through the development and testing of innovative strategies; building knowledge about effective practices and outcomes; and supporting new, creative approaches to preventing crime and promoting safe communities.  The 2020 CPD program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Law Enforcement Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Program Toolkit
  2. Recruiting the Next Generation of Officers and Deputies
  3. Promising Practices in Law Enforcement Victim Support
  4. Rural Law Enforcement Training Center
  5. Managing High-Risk Law Enforcement Vehicular Pursuits
  6. Implementing Successful Faith-Based Partnerships
  7. Police Academy Innovations
  8. Public Safety Implications of Driving Automation Systems for Motor Vehicles
  9. Open Category

The CPD solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT. 

Click here for more information on the 2020 Community Policing Development program

Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

The 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, and implementation of promising practices related to peer mentoring mental health and wellness programs.  The 2020 LEMHWA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Peer Support Implementation Projects
  2. National Peer Support Program for Small and Rural Agencies
  3. LEMHWA Coordinator Assistance Provider

The LEMHWA solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Click here for more information on the 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program

Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program

The 2020 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations program is a competitive grant program that provides funding for scenario-based training that prepares officers and other first responders to safely and effectively handle active-shooter and other violent threats.  The 2020 PASS program will fund an applicant to train at least 20,000 first responders through scenario-based, multi-disciplinary training classes.

The PASS solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Click here for more information on the 2020 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations program.

Tribal Resources Grant Program – Technical Assistance (TRGP-TA) Program

The 2020 Tribal Resources Grant program – Technical Assistance program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to support tribal law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance efforts around community policing topics.  The 2020 TRGP-TA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  1. Cold Cases and Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons
  2. Developing an Alaskan Law Enforcement Recruitment Strategy

The TRGP-TA solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Click here for more information on the 2020 Tribal Resources Grant Program – Technical Assistance program.

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Improve public safety, crime reduction, and community policing

From the Department of Justice COPS Office, the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) provides no-cost customized technical assistance solutions designed to meet the unique needs of state, local, tribal, and campus law
enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

Offering assistance in a wide variety of topics, CRI-TAC can assist in meeting your dynamic agency needs.

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DoJ 2020 Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants Program

Implement community policing strategies

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Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Funding Opportunity Number: COPS-Community-Policing-Development-Microgrants-2020

CFDA Number(s): 16.710

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

Prevent crime and promote safe communities

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.

What this grant does for your agency

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 10 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

The 2020 CPD Microgrants program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective community policing strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement and community partners, increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using proven community policing practices, and institutionalize community policing practice in routine business.

Up to $2.3 million is available through this year’s Microgrants program.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

The Fiscal Year 2020 Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants program is a competitive solicitation, open to all local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

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 Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 7:59 p.m. EST, Mar. 11, 2020.

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Apply for the Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants Program

DoJ 2020 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)

Hire full-time sworn Law Enforcement Officers

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Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

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.

Grant Eligibility

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 Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 7:59 p.m. EST, Mar. 11, 2020.

Apply

Apply for the DoJ 2020 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)

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

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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

FY 2019 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

Up to $25 million to improve school security

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Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Funding Opportunity Number: COPS-SVPP-Application-2019

CFDA Number(s): 16.710

Grant Deadline: May 31, 2019

Implement evidence-based school safety programs

The Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 (STOP School Violence Act of 2018) gave the COPS Office authority to provide awards directly to States, units of local government, or Indian tribes to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs.

What this grant does for your agency

SVPP funding will provide up to 75% funding for the following school safety measures in and around K-12 (primary and secondary) schools and school grounds:

  • Coordination with law enforcement
  • Training for local law enforcement officers to prevent student violence against others and self
  • Metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures
  • Technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency
  • Any other measure that the COPS Office determines may provide a significant improvement in security

The following school safety measures will be available through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) section of the STOP School Violence Act of 2018:

  • Development and operation of anonymous reporting systems
  • Hotlines
  • Internet websites
  • Mobile telephone applications
  • Development and operation of a school threat assessment
  • Specialized training for school officials in responding to mental health crises
  • Training for school personnel and students to prevent student violence against others and self
  • Any other measure the BJA determines may provide a significant improvement in security

Agencies awarded the FY 2019 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) receive grants up to $500,000.

Up to $25 million is available through this year’s COPS School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP).

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines.

Applications for SVPP must be submitted by a state, tribe, or local unit of ‘general’ government (city, county, township, etc.), or public agencies (school districts, police departments, sheriff’s departments). Recipients of SVPP funding must use funding for the benefit of K-12, primary and secondary schools and students.

About the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (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.

The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 7:59 p.m. EST, Fri., May 31, 2019.

Apply

Apply for the FY 2019 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

FY 2019 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

$32 million available to combat heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioids

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Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Funding Opportunity Number: COPS-AHTF-APPLICATION-2019

CFDA Number(s): 16.710

Grant Deadline: May 28, 2019

Locate or investigate illicit activities related to the illegal distribution of opoids

The COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program is a competitive grant solicitation, open to state law enforcement agencies with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures, in states with high per capita rates of primary treatment admissions.

What this grant does for your agency

AHTF is designed to assist state law enforcement agencies to

  • increase efforts to locate and investigate illicit activities relating to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids;
  • establish new or enhance existing multijurisdictional and interdisciplinary task forces to investigate heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids;
  • increase the use of community policing strategies during the investigation phase (including problem solving, partnerships, and organizational changes) to reduce the availability of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids;
  • increase anti-heroin collaboration efforts during investigations with federal, state, local, and/or tribal partners involved in prevention, intervention and treatment, identification of drug endangered children, and enforcement activities.

AHTF may not be used to fund treatment programs or to prosecute heroin and other opioids-related activities.

Agencies awarded the FY 2019 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program receive grants up to $3 million.

Approximately $32 million in funding is available for FY 2019 AHTF. Each grant is 2 years (24 months) in duration, and there is no local match. Each grant recipient may receive a maximum of $3 million.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines. Open to state law enforcement agencies with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures, in states with high per capita rates of primary treatment admissions.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have primary authority over state seizures of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioids
  • have high per capita rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioids
  • use the funds for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids

About the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (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.

The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 7:59 p.m. EST, Tues., May 28, 2019.

Apply

Apply for the FY 2019 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

COPS Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

Improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement

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Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Funding Opportunity Number: COPS-Community-Policing-Development-2019

CFDA Number(s): 16.710

Grant Deadline: May 28, 2019

Up to $2 million available for training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, and implementation of promising practices

LEMHWA funds are used to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, and implementation of promising practices related to peer mentoring mental health and wellness programs that are national in scope and responsive to the solicitation topic requirements.

The 2019 LEMHWA program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective mental health and wellness strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement, and increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using peer mentoring programs.

What this grant does for your agency

Proposals should be responsive to the topic selected, improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement, and significantly advance peer mentoring mental health and wellness programs within law enforcement agencies across the country. Applicants must identify specific program goals that will be directly accomplished if awarded LEMHWA funding. Except where otherwise indicated, initiatives that primarily or solely benefit one or a limited number of law enforcement agencies or other entities will not be considered for funding.

Agencies awarded the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program receive funds for projects related to the following topic areas:

  • LEMHWA Peer Mentoring Training and Support: Up to one (1) award for up to $350,000
  • LEMHWA Recommendation Implementation: Funding: Up to one (1) award for up to $250,000
  • LEMHWA Peer Support Implementation Projects: Funding: Up to ten (10) projects for up to $100,000 each (up to $1,000,000)

Up to $2 million is available through this year’s program, and all awards are subject to the availability of funds.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

The Fiscal Year 2019 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) program is a competitive solicitation, open to all public governmental agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

About the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (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.

The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 7:59 p.m. EST, Tues., May 28, 2019.

Apply

Apply for the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

Department of Justice Announces New Active Shooter Training Grant for First Responders

As you no doubt know, active shooter scenarios are a common occurrence in the US today. Stay tuned for a new active shooter training grant coming from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office). Details from their Nov. 1, 2018, release below:

Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio, Director Phil Keith of the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), and Dr. Pete Blair, Executive Director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University today announced an $8.7 million grant to provide multi-disciplinary, scenario-based active shooter training to first responders across the country.

Today’s announcement took place during the ALERRT Active Shooter Integrated Response Conference, where emergency personnel heard from subject matter experts on best practices and lessons learned from some of the nation’s most tragic and horrific mass casualty events. ALERRT is part of Texas State University, which has trained approximately 130,000 first responders since its inception in 2002.

“Training for first responders to take swift and effective action in active shooting situations is critically important,” said Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio. “We can mitigate the loss of life in these horrific incidents by providing resources to better equip first responders and prepare community members, local law enforcement, and local government leaders. The Department of Justice fully supports the brave first responders who risk their own lives to protect the safety of our children, colleagues, and community members.”

“The funding announced here today comes at a critical time for our country,” said COPS Office Director Keith. “As the demands placed on our nation’s first responders continue to grow with these violent mass casualty incidents, I believe it is our responsibility to make sure they have the tools, resources and training to properly respond to these attacks.”

“This COPS funding will allow ALERRT to provide the training needed to prepare police, fire, and EMS services across the country to save as many lives as possible when these horrific attacks occur,” said Dr. Pete Blair, Executive Director of the ALERRT Center at Texas State University.

Physician stakeholders working in the fields of emergency medicine, trauma surgery, anesthesia, blood bank, critical care and blood collection center directors will join law enforcement, fire services, EMS, emergency communications and emergency management for the first time during this year’s ALERRT conference. ALERRT’s multi-disciplinary approach is recognized as one of the nation’s leading training models, and the Department of Justice is pleased to announce additional funding for this effort.

The 2018 investment from the Department of Justice for ALERRT will provide in-person training to an estimated 15,000 first responders, in addition to the 9,000 individuals that received the training in 2017. ALERRT and the COPS Office are currently developing an online civilian training program, which will reach tens of thousands of citizens – helping to prepare them to take effective actions if they should find themselves in an attack.

The ALERRT Center at Texas State University was created as a partnership between Texas State University, the San Marcos (TX) Police Department, and the Hays County (TX) Sheriff’s Office to address the need for active shooter response training for first responders. In 2013, ALERRT was named the National Standard in Active Shooter Response Training by the FBI.

The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing officers, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, the COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing.