COPS FY 2010 Grant Opportunities

The COPS Office is now accepting grant applications for FY 2010. The following are highlights of some of the funding opportunities available. Please go to the COPS website at www.cops.usdoj.gov for more information on specific program eligibility and application guidelines.

COPS Hiring Program—$298 million
This program will distribute nearly $300 million to address the full-time sworn officer needs of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies nationwide and to increase their capacity to participate in community policing. In FY 2010, COPS will select hiring program grantees from the existing pool of approximately 6,000 2009 COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) applications. The COPS Office will not accept new applications for this program in FY 2010.

Community Policing Development—$12 million
This program funds a variety of innovative projects and knowledge resource products that support the integration of community policing strategies throughout the law enforcement community. These dollars help enable officers and community members to more effectively address emerging law enforcement and community issues.

Indian Country—$40 million
This program provides grants directly to tribal law enforcement for equipment, training and technology to proactively address the most serious law enforcement needs and to implement or enhance community policing strategies. This solicitation is part of the Department of Justice’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Tribal Meth—$5 million
The Tribal Methamphetamine Initiative will address the unique challenges of tribal jurisdictions to combat methamphetamine use and abuse. Through a combination of direct grants to tribes and cooperative agreement with a technical assistance provider, the COPS Office will provide training and technical assistance to all the tribal grantees with the opportunity for the production of deliverables that will be of use to all tribal communities in the future, be in a position to evaluate the effectiveness of grants and process, and build on a successful model for creating coordinated, multidisciplinary approaches to meth that COPS has long supported.

Secure Our Schools—$16 million
The program provides grants to law enforcement for the placement and use of deterrent measures such as new equipment, technology, training and assessments at schools and on school grounds to increase school security and safety.

Child Sexual Predator Program—$12 million
This initiative is designed to support partnerships between state or local law enforcement agencies and their district United States Attorneys’ Offices and United States Marshals. Ultimately, the program goal is to reduce child endangerment by providing grants to State and local governments to help them locate, arrest, and prosecute child sexual predators and exploiters, and to enforce State offender registration laws.


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