Agency: Justice Dept. (DOJ) (Community Oriented Policing Services); Program: COPS-HIRING (CFDA Number 16.710, COPS-HIRING-PROGRAM-APPLICATION-2016); Eligibility: Law enforcement agencies; Funding: $3.12 million for multiple awards of $125,000 each (a 25% match is required); Deadline: June 20.
Summary: This solicitation supports school-based policing projects. It supports community policing strategies, specifically through the hiring of community law enforcement professionals and the acquisition of cutting-edge crime fighting technologies. Grants will allow departments to partner with schools to hire additional Student Resource Officers, who must spend all of their time in and around primary or secondary schools, working on youth-related activities. In general, there must be an increase in the level of community policing activities performed around schools in the agency’s jurisdiction as a result of the grant (http://tinyurl.com/o6fm32q).
Info: http://tinyurl.com/zyghg7z (NOFA); COPS Office Response Center Phone: 800.421.6770 for questions about the competition.