Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault crosses all socio-economic classes. Men, women and children are all affected by sexual violence. From small community-based initiatives to large corporate entities, many organizations across the country are working to lower these statistics. In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), we have compiled a few funding sources currently available to support these efforts.
In times of crisis and danger, first responders fearlessly rush to the scene to keep people safe and resolve the issue at hand. There are many grants available for first responders, including grants for police, firefighters, and emergency medical staff.
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Programs
These grant programs, administered through the U.S. Department of Justice, offer support for a variety of law enforcement needs. More specifically, there are seven programs offered through COPS. For each grant program, please visit the grant guidelines website for application due dates for the remainder of 2018 and 2019.
We are waiting patiently for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant application window to open. The package of four grant programs includes the COPS Hiring Program (CHP), the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) largest and most popular grant program. CHP funds the hiring and rehiring of entry-level career law enforcement officers, including school resource officers. The other three COPS grant programs include: Community Policing Development, Anti-Heroin Task Force, and Anti-Methamphetamine Task Force. At this time last year, the deadline for 2016 had already been announced. We are continually checking on the status of the program so check back to this blog often to find out when this prevalent program opens up.