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The COPS Office is pleased to announce that the following grant funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications:

COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
The 2021 COPS Hiring Program is a competitive grant program designed to provide funds directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new or rehire existing career law enforcement officers to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.  Anticipated outcomes of CHP awards include engagement in planned community partnerships, implementation of projects to analyze and assess problems, implementation of changes to personnel and agency management in support of community policing, and increased capacity of agencies to engage in community policing activities.  All local, state, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies that have primary law enforcement authority are eligible to apply.  Up to $156.5 million is available for this program.

Applications are due by June 22, 2021 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2021 COPS Hiring Program.


School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)
The 2021 COPS Office School Violence Prevention Program is a competitive program that provides funding directly to States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and their public agencies to be used to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs.  Up to $53 million is available for this program.

Applications are due by June 22, 2021 at 7:59 PM EDT.  Please click here for more information on the 2021 School Violence Prevention Program.