June 2021 police grants: 5 COPS grants fund and enhance community policing

Funding available for anti-heroin/meth efforts, LEO mental health, school violence prevention, and career officer hiring

COPS police grants are open! The 5 DoJ grants below can enhance your area’s community policing efforts for:

  • Anti-heroin task forces
  • Anti-methamphetamine programs
  • Officer mental health and wellness programs
  • School violence prevention programs
  • Hiring/rehiring career law enforcement officers

Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

The COPS Office 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.

Approximately $35 million in funding is available for FY 2021 AHTF. Each grant is three years (36 months) in duration, and there is no local match. Each grant recipient may receive a maximum of $4 million.

Deadline: June 10, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

Grant info and guidelines

COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

The COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) 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 seizures of precursor chemicals, finished methamphetamine, laboratories, and laboratory dump seizures.

Approximately $15 million in funding is available for FY 2021 CAMP. Each grant is three years (36 months) in duration, and there is no local match.

Applicants must request at least $1 million, and recipients may receive a maximum of $2 million.

Deadline: June 10, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

Grant info and guidelines

Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

The Fiscal Year 2021 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program funds are used to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through the implementation of peer support, training, family resources, suicide prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs.

The FY21 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 support, training, family resources, suicide prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs.

Deadline: June 3, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

Grant info and guidelines

School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)

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 and technology.

Up to $53 million in funding is available for FY 2021 SVPP. Each award is three years (36 months) in duration for a maximum of $500,000 per award. There is a local match requirement of at least 25 percent.

Deadline: June 22, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

Grant info and guidelines

COPS Hiring Program (CHP)

The CHP program has approximately $140 million in funding for Fiscal Year 2021.

The COPS Hiring Program (CHP) is a competitive grant program designed to provide funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire additional career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.

Anticipated outcomes of the CHP program awards include engagement in planned community partnerships, implementation of projects to analyze and assess problems, implementation of changes to personnel and agency management in support of community policing, and increased capacity of agency to engage in community policing activities.

All local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies that have primary law enforcement authority are eligible to apply.

Deadline: June 22, 2021 at 7:59 p.m. EDT

Grant info and guidelines

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DoJ 2020 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)

Hire full-time sworn Law Enforcement Officers

COPS

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.

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Apply for the DoJ 2020 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)