Archive Grant Award Packages: FY 2013 | FY 2012
FY 2014 COPS HIRING PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED.
The COPS Office expects to announce funding decisions no sooner than
The FY2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) is now closed. Approximately $121 million in grant funding will be awarded later in FY14 for the hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs and increase grantee community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. All state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies with primary law enforcement authority were 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:
Under FY 2014 CHP additional consideration will be given to applicants who select one of the following community policing problem areas:
- Homeland Security: To include protecting critical infrastructures, information/intelligence problems, and other homeland security problems.
- Homicide/Gun Violence: The COPS Office supports the Attorney General's priority goal of reducing violent crime, especially if it is gun related.
- School-Based Policing through SROs: Applicants that requested officer position(s) in order to deploy SROs must deploy all their officer positions as SROs. Moreover, if awarded CHP funding, CHP grantees who chose this specific community policing problem area will not be allowed to change it post-award. CHP grantees who use CHP funding to deploy SROs will also be required to submit to the COPS Office the contact information for each school partner where they intend to deploy the SROs, and to provide a Memorandum of Understanding between the CHP grantee and the school partner.
- Trust Problems: To include issues of fairness and impartiality, transparency problems, respect problems, and other trust-related problems.
Additional consideration was also given for the following:
- Applicants who have experienced an unanticipated catastrophic event. Applicants who indicated that they have experienced an unanticipated catastrophic event were required to submit an attachment documenting the event or incident as part of their application.
- Applicants that have a neighborhood or other geographic area designated as a Promise Zone as part of the President's Promise Zone Initiative.
- The COPS Office supports the Attorney General's commitment to hiring military veterans whenever possible. Applicants who committed to hiring or rehiring at least one military veteran under CHP received additional consideration for CHP funding. These military veterans may be in any of the three hiring categories; new hire, rehire or rehire scheduled to be laid off. 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.