Advance Scoop: COPS Hiring Grant Program Opens May 2

April 21, 2011 | By Adrianne Fielding | Post a Comment

The Department of Justice has announced that it will put out a call on May 2 for applications for the Hiring Program that is administered through its Community Oriented Policing Services office.

The COPS Hiring Program provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to support approved entry-level salaries and three years of benefits for newly-hired, full-time officers and to rehire officers who were laid off or were scheduled to be laid off as a result of local budget cuts.

The full funding announcement won’t be available until May 2, but according to an April 18 letter from DOJ,  applications for fiscal year 2011 CHP funding will be due on May 25.

The agency noted that CHP applications must be submitted in two parts. Part one requires applicants to apply online via and submit SF-424, the standard form that is required in order to receive competitive grants from the federal government. Once an applicant has filed that form, they will receive an email from the COPS office with instructions for completing the second part of the application.

Subscribers to Local/State Funding Report can read more about the COPS Hiring competition in an upcoming issue.

More information about all of the COPS programs is available at


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