FY 2014 CHP Will OPEN In Mid- to late May.
The COPS Office is pleased to announce that the FY 2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) will be open and accepting applications beginning in mid- to late May. So that your agency can prepare for this upcoming solicitation, a viewing copy of the 2014 CHP Application and Application Guide (instructions) has been posted in the FY 2014 CHP Solicitation Materials section below.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is pleased to announce that we will be accepting grant applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) in middle to late of May for the hiring and rehiring of entry level career law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs and increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.
The FY 2014 CHP grant program will be an open solicitation. All state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies with primary law enforcement authority will be eligible to apply. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.
Highlights for FY 2014 CHP:
As in years past, 2014 CHP applicants with primary law enforcement authority for the population to be served are eligible to apply. Applicants may apply for the number of officer positions equal to 5% of their actual sworn force strength, up to a maximum of 15 officers for agencies with a service population of less than 1 million, or 25 officers for agencies with a service population of over 1 million. Officer requests may be made to (a) hire new officer positions, (b), rehire officers who have been laid off (by any jurisdiction) as a result of state, local, or tribal budget cuts, and/or (c) rehire officers who are (at the time of application) currently scheduled to be laid off (by your jurisdiction) on a specific future date as a result of state, local, or tribal budget cuts.
All applicants will be asked to identify a specific crime and disorder problem and how 2014 CHP funding would be used to initiate or enhance your agency's capacity to implement community policing approaches to that problem. In FY 2014, additional consideration will be given for CHP applicants who select “Homicide/Gun Violence”, “Homeland Security Problems” or “Trust Problems” as their focus area. In addition, the issue of school safety continues to be a national priority with the law enforcement community, educators, and the general public. As such, additional consideration will also be given for applicants who indicate that the officer position(s) requested will be deployed as a School Resource Officer (SRO).Military Veterans
The COPS Office supports the Attorney General's commitment to hiring military veterans whenever possible. Applicants who commit to hiring or rehiring at least one military veteran under CHP will receive additional consideration for CHP funding. As in previous years, a military veteran hire must have served on active duty for a period of at least 180 days, any part of which occurred on or after September 11, 2001, and has been discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions.
Please use the following materials to familiarize yourself with the application, and to gather information needed to complete your application when the solicitation opens. Agencies wishing to apply for FY 2014 CHP funding will be required to submit an application electronically through the COPS Office Online Application System when the program opens in mid- to late May.
|2014 Standard Application|
|COPS FY2014 Application Guide: COPS Hiring Program (CHP)|
|2014 COPS Hiring Program Fact Sheet|
|Pre-Award Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for 2014 COPS Office Hiring Program (CHP)|
|2014 CHP Invitation Letter|