Enhancing Public Safety: The COPS HIRING Program $224 Million Investment

The COPS Hiring Program (CHP) is a vital initiative aimed at bolstering law enforcement agencies by providing financial support for the hiring or rehiring of career law enforcement officers. The program underscores the importance of community policing by funding endeavors that enhance crime prevention efforts while also facilitating officer recruitment and redeployment. Over a five-year period, the CHP covers three years of officer salaries, acknowledging the time required for recruitment and hiring processes.

Funding INformation

Here's the funding breakdown for the COPS Hiring Program, including the total program size, maximum funding amount, and the organization responsible for funding distribution.
  • Total Program Size: $224,500,000.00
  • Maximum Funding Amount: $125,000.00
  • Funding Organization: Department of Justice
  • Percentage of Costs Eligible: 75.0%
Eligibility Criteria

The program extends its support to various sectors and entities including:

  • Crown Corporations
  • Health Care and Social Assistance organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Indigenous Governing Bodies
  • Government Owned Enterprises within the United States.
Eligible Projects

The CHP supports a range of activities conducive to community policing, including:

  • Engaging in planned community partnerships
  • Implementing projects to analyze and assess problems
  • Adopting changes to personnel and agency management to support community policing
  • Enhancing the agency's capacity to engage in community policing activities
  • Intelligence gathering
 All proposals must be submitted by June 12, 2024, 5 pm EST.

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