RE: COPS Office FY 2017 Grant Program Solicitations – NOW OPEN!
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is pleased to announce that the application period for all Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 programs is now open. The COPS Office is now accepting grant applications for the following FY 2017 programs: COPS Hiring Program (CHP), Community Policing Development (CPD), Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF), and COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP). Please find brief descriptions for each of these competitive programs below.
- COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
CHP funds the hiring of full-time, sworn, career law enforcement officers. CHP provides 75 percent of the approved entry-level salaries and fringe benefits of each full-time officer, up to $125,000 per officer position, over the three year (36 month) grant period. State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that have primary law enforcement authority are eligible to apply.
CHP applications must be submitted by July 10, 2017, at 7:59 PM, EDT.
- Community Policing Development (CPD)
CPD enhances the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies and helps to reduce crime and enhance public safety in communities through training and technical assistance, development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope. State, local, tribal law enforcement, public governmental agencies, nonprofit institutions, universities, community groups, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for CPD funding.
CPD applications must be submitted by June 23, 2017, at 7:59 PM, EDT.
- COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)
CAMP advances public safety by providing funds to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. Only state-level law enforcement agencies are eligible to apply; however, local law enforcement agencies are encouraged to partner with them on CAMP-funded projects.
CAMP applications must be submitted by July 10, 2017, at 7:59 PM, EDT.
- COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF)
AHTF assists state law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for both heroin and other opioids. AHTF funds shall be used for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids. Only state-level law enforcement agencies are eligible to apply; however, local law enforcement agencies are encouraged to partner with them on AHTF-funded projects.
AHTF applications must be submitted by July 10, 2017, at 7:59 PM, EDT.
Additional information about FY 2017 programs is available on the “Grants and Funding” page of the COPS Office website. This information includes the Application Guides (i.e., instructions), Fact Sheets, Frequently Asked Questions, a blank, reading copy of the application for these programs, and other important materials about each program’s application requirements.
The COPS Office looks forward to working with your agency. If you would like more information or require technical assistance during the solicitation process, please visit the COPS Office website at www.cops.usdoj.gov, or call the COPS Office Response Center at 1.800.421.6770.
NOTE: New Application Requirement
The COPS Office’s FY 2017 grant applications contain a new certification requirement that must be completed by the applicant’s chief legal officer IF (a) your agency is a state or local government entity (e.g., police or sheriff’s department) or (b) your agency is a Tribal, non-profit, private, or other non-State or local entity and you will use funds to make subawards to a State or local government entity. The “chief legal officer” must be that of (a) your state or local governing body (e.g., City or County Attorney) or (b) of the entity that is applying for funds and will make subawards to a State or local government entity (e.g., General Counsel for a non-profit organization that will make subawards to a City or County).
Before submitting your FY 2017 application, the following steps are required to ensure your chief legal officer can e-sign the required certification:
- Set up a new user in Agency Portal. Establish accounts for the law enforcement executive (LE), government executive (GE), and chief legal officer (CLO); or for Community Policing Development (CPD) awards, the program official (PO), financial official (FO), and chief legal officer (CLO).
- Set up an e-signature in Agency Portal. Establish an electronic signature for all officials (LE/PO, GE/FO, and CLO). This is critical as it enables your agency to sign important documents in the application process.