|Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
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 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
The Department of Justice is proud to announce the fifth year of awards under the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). This year, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services partnered with the Office of Justice of Programs and the Office of Violence Against Women to award over $26 million to American Indian and Alaska Native communities to enhance law enforcement, bolster justice systems, prevent youth substance abuse, address violence against women, serve crime victims, and support other efforts to combat crime. In 2014, through the CTAS program, COPS made 72 awards in the amount of $26,559,571.00 to Tribes or Tribal consortium to support the hiring and equipment needs of Tribal jurisdictions. Read more.
FY 2014 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)
The COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program – Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) is now closed. CAMP is a competitive grant program designed with a focus on advancing public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. Agencies who applied as part of a new or existing anti-methamphetamine task force with multijurisdictional reach and an interdisciplinary team structure will receive additional consideration and are encouraged to apply. 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.