FY 2015 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) is now open to federally recognized Tribes or Tribal consortium. Applicants may submit a single application and select from nine competitive grant programs. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is offering funding through Purpose Area #1: Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP) Hiring and Equipment/Training. This year the COPS Office anticipates approximately $26 million to be made available through Tribal grant programs administered by COPS to improve public safety and enhance community policing to federally recognize Tribal jurisdictions with established law enforcement agencies. Purpose Area #1 is designed to expand the implementation of community policing and meet the most serious needs of law enforcement in Tribal communities through a broadened comprehensive program. The funding can be used to hire or rehire career law enforcement officers and village public safety officers as well as basic equipment and training to assist in the initiation or enhancement of Tribal community policing efforts. The FY 2015 CTAS solicitation reflects improvements and refinements from earlier versions based on your feedback during tribal consultations and listening sessions, from a specially developed assessment tool about the application experience, and from written comments from applicants and grantees. Read more.
FY 2014 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)
The COPS Office is pleased to announce the award of 10 FY 2014 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) grants for approximately $6 million. Through this competitive program, the COPS Office provided funding to advance public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. Read more.
FY 2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
The COPS Office is pleased to announce the award of 215 FY 2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grants for approximately $123 million. Through this competitive program, the COPS Office provided funding to hire police officers, with priority consideration for the hiring of school resource officers. Applicants were able to request funds to hire new officers, rehire recently laid-off officers, or maintain officers scheduled to be laid-off. Read more.
FY 2014 Community Policing Development (CPD) Program
The Community Policing Development (CPD) program – Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Community Policing Development program is now closed. Through this competitive program, the COPS Office will provide funding to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, demonstration projects, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope and responsive to the solicitation topic requirements. The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing. Read more.
FY 2014 Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance (CRI-TA)
The Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance (CRI-TA) is now closed. Through this competitive program, the COPS Office will provide funding to technical assistance providers to work with law enforcement agencies to assess issues that affect police and community relationships. The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources, has designed CRI-TA to provide a unique service to law enforcement agencies by focusing on the importance of the community perspective in state, local, territory, or tribal law enforcement issues. CRI-TA adopts a comprehensive approach that can enhance the relationship between law enforcement and the citizens they serve. Read more.
With updates to the COPS Grant Management System, there are new instructions for accepting your COPS Grant Award. Your COPS Grant Award Package will be available electronically on the COPS Agency Portal by early October. The Law Enforcement Executive (Program Official) and Government Executive (Financial Official) must sign the Award Document to officially accept the grant. Once your COPS Grant Award Package is available you will have 90 days from the date listed on the notification of approval to sign and submit the Award Document. For step-by-step instructions on setting up your User Account and E-Signature please refer to the Grants Management User Manual below. If you have any questions or require assistance, you may reach out to the COPS Office Response Center or your Grant Program Specialist at 1.800.421.6770 or askCopsRC@usdoj.gov.