As a reminder, the following COPS Office 2020 grant funding opportunities are currently open and accepting applications until March 31, 2020 at 7:59 p.m. EDT:
Community Policing Development (CPD) Program
Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program
Tribal Resources Grant Program – Technical Assistance (TRGP-TA) Program
Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program
The COPS Office encourages applicants to initiate their applications early. In order to apply for COPS Office funding, please follow the below steps:
First, you are required to register via grants.gov and complete an SF-424. Please note: Agency Registration requires your agency’s ORI; if you do not have it, you may Request Your ORI. Applicants must update or renew their SAM registration annually to maintain an active status. The funding opportunities can be found on the following websites:
After submitting the SF-424, you will receive an email with instructions on completing the second part of the application through the COPS Office Online Application System.
Log into the COPS Office Agency Portal to ensure the your agency’s current Law Enforcement (LE)/Agency Executive and Government Executive (GE)/Financial are listed as Users and their appropriate Roles are selected.
If you have forgotten your password to the COPS Office Agency Portal, Reset Your Password.
If your agency has not registered with the COPS Office and you are the administrative contact for your agency, Register Your Agency with the COPS Office.
If you have changes in executives or officials and cannot make updates in Agency Portal, please complete the Change of Information Form and submit it to the COPS Office Response Center at AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov.
Once your agency’s information is current in the COPS Office Agency Portal, while in the COPS Office Agency Portal Menu, click on the “Applications” button and then select the applicable system icon to complete your application.
Complete application packages by March 31, 2020, at 7:59 p.m. EDT. Before submitting your application, please review the appropriate solicitation materials, including the application guide, user guide, frequently asked questions, and application checklist to ensure your application is complete.