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Cops Hiring Program

A competitive grant to law enforcement agencies to support hiring law enforcement officers, increasing community policing and crime prevention capacity, engaging in community partnerships, and implementing community-based violence intervention programs.


Eligible Applicants:

  • Law Enforcement

Eligible Community Violence Intervention Programs:

  • Group Violence Intervention
  • Street Outreach
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
  • Hospital-Based Violence Intervention
  • Safe Passage
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Youth

2021 Grant Overview

Fund Amount: $140,000,000.00

Maximum Award Amount: $50,000,000.00

Total Number of Anticipated Recipients: 200

Solicitation Priorities:

  • Community-based approach the following four problem/ focus areas:
  • Building Legitimacy and Trust
  • Violent Crime/Gun Violence
  • Combating Hate and Domestic Extremism
  • Police-based Response to Persons in Crisis

How to Apply

Anticipated Deadline: Juune 2022

Most recent solicitation: 2021

Agency: Department of Justice

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