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COPS Grants Applications Available

Tue, Apr 5, 2016 @ 16:04 PM / by Michelle Hansen

The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office has announced that two of th7279567460_94b2ed6f62_q.jpgeir highly competitive grant programs are accepting applications. The COPS program assists state, local and tribal law enforcement through grants and funding opportunities. Since 1995, they have invested over $14 billion to advance community policing. The COPS program is administered by the US Department of Justice.

Three COPS programs, detailed below, are currently accepting applications. The programs largest and oldest grant program, the COPS Hiring Program (CHP), will open in late April. Check back in our blog or follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the details on that grant program when it opens.

The Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

This grant program funds community policing projects that are national in scope. It is open to all public governmental agencies, profit and non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations. Up to $8 million in overall funding is available this fiscal year. There is no local match required for this program. Projects that eligible for funding must cover one of the following topic areas:

  • Micro-grant Initiative for Law Enforcement
  • Critical Response Technical Assistance
  • Community Policing Emerging Issues Forums
  • Community Policing Training Projects
  • Law Enforcement Led 21st Century Policing Demonstration Projects
  • 21st Century Policing and Implementation Projects

Deadline for application is June 1.

COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

The Camp Program is a competitive grant program open to state law enforcement agencies by law or by a state agency to engage in (or to supervise) anti-methamphetamine investigative activities. CAMP funds must be used to investigate activities related to the manufacture or distribution of meth. Approximately $7 million is available for this program, and the maximum individual grant award is $1.5 million. There is no local match required. Each grant is two years in duration. The website indicates that this grant program will be very competitive. Agencies that plan to participate in anti-methamphetamine task forces with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team structures will be given additional consideration. Applications are due June 1.

COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

This grant program has approximately $7 million in funding available with the maximum grant award being $1.5 million. There is no local match required. Eligible organizations are state law enforcement agencies with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures. To be eligible applicants must have:

  • primary authority over state seizures of heroin and other opioids
  • have high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for both heroin and other opioids
  • use the funds for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids

Funds from this program may not be used to fund treatment programs or to prosecute heroin and other opiod-related activities. Deadline for application is June 1.

COPS grants are all highly competitive and can give you the edge you need to get funds. Our expert staff is trained to ensure your application meets all requirements as well as give your application the extras it needs to stand out in the crowd. Contact us today to get started. Remember, the first consultation is always free.


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Topics: COPS, COPS grant, anti-drug grant, heroin grant, meth grant

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