From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety
Please see the grant announcement from the US Dept. of Justice: Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Grant. (below)
The COPS Office is pleased to announce that the following grant funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications:
COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
The 2023 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. All local, state, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies that have primary law enforcement authority are eligible to apply. Up to $224.5 million is available for this program.
Applications are due by May 11, 2023 at 4:59 PM ET. Please click here for more information on the 2023 COPS Hiring Program.